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Eurypterid carapace: head of Pterygotus anglicus Agassiz

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Colour image of brown rock with faint impressions of fossilized hard shells and sketch of scorpion
Eurypterid carapace: head of Pterygotus anglicus Agassiz. Devonian. Atholville, New Brunswick. Collector: J. McGovern and R.F. Miller, 1995. New Brunswick Museum (NBMG 10000). Image width 33 cm. Eurypterids are often called sea scorpions since they superficially resemble modern scorpions. Pterygotid eurypterids are ‘giant’ sea scorpions reaching 2.5 to 3 metres in length. In New Brunswick fossils indicate eurypterids were at least 1.7 metres long.