Spectacular multiple plate of perfectly preserved Eurypterus remipes from one of the two famous sites in New York.
The first Eurypterus was found in 1818 by Dr. S.L. Mitchill who described the fossil as a fish, especially due to the resemblance with a catfish. It was not until 1825 that the fossil was correctly described as an athropod by James DeKay, this was based on more complete specimens. Eurypterus was an animal that lived on the bottom of the shallow sea during the Silurian.