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Eurypterid coxa: Pterygotus anglicus Agassiz


Colour image of gray rock with vertical band of sawtooth-like fossils and model of scorpion
Eurypterid coxa: Pterygotus anglicus Agassiz. Devonian. Atholville, New Brunswick. Collector: R.F. Miller and J. McGovern, 1997. New Brunswick Museum (NBMG 10132). Image width 8 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.