What is an eurypterid?



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    A eurypterid, also known as a sea scorpion, was a arthropod predator during the Silurian and Devonian periods. Euypterids most likely crawled on the sea floor and used pincers to catch trilobites. Eurypterid fossils have been found in New York State.

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    Euryptids were ancient arthropods -related to spiders and insects- that lived in the Paleozoic, between about 450 to 250 million years ago.  They looked a bit like a cross between scorpions and spiders.  Some were only 10 cm long, but the largest were over 6 feet in length!! Some scientists believe euryptids were the first animals to ever colonize the land, back during the Carboniferous period. 

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