Lang’s quarry contains well-preserved exposures of the 435-million-year-old Fiddler’s Green Formation (Silurian period). This formation produces exceptional fossils which are the world’s finest examples of Eurypterus remipes — an extinct aquatic arthropod, popularly called a “sea scorpion.” This rare and fascinating creature is the state fossil of New York. The Fiddler’s Green formation outcrops on private land owned by Allan and Iris Langheinrich, longtime residents of Herkimer County.
WE ARE THE WORLD’S FOREMOST SUPPLIER OF MUSEUM GRADE EURYPTERID FOSSILS
Prevalent during the Silurain and Devonian ages, eurypterids were segmented aquatic arthropods, with compound eyes, and two club-like “arms.” These extinct creatures are related to today’s horseshoe crab, and the fossil trilobite. Like trilobites, eurypterids shed their chitin-covered exoskeleton as they grew. Some species exhibit toothed claws, and may therefore have been predators.
Eurypterus remipes is the state fossil of New York, and some of the finest specimens ever recovered have been excavated from our private quarry in New York.
Eurypterids are our specialty, however we offer quality fossils of all types, from important localities all over the world.
EURYPTERUS REMIPES SINGLE PLATE
Single Eurypterid specimen EUR20191 is all natural well layout has both paddles and a good tail Size of the animal is 5 1/2″ Cost $550
EURYPTERUS REMIPES MULTIPLE PLATES
Two Eurypterid specimens on the plate EUR20192 both specimens are all natural. The larger specimen has one good paddle and a complete tail. Size of the animal is 5 1/2″ The second specimen Size 4″ Cost $650
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