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  1. Hello! As a typical New York fossil hunter I have always had a special interest in Trilobites and Eurypterids. When I was in my undergrad in Buffalo I was able to get my hands on load of trilos but eurypterids were seemingly not available anymore outside of Lang’s quarry. I have found some luck at a roadcut in Litchfield, New York and these are the pictures I will share. It’s a very difficult place to dig honestly and I’m lucky to have a half decent little Eurypterid. I really want to dig Ridgemount quarry. I hear people still go there but I’m not really sure how to go about it. In conclusion, here are my Litchfield NY finds! Al
  2. Mazon Creek Eurypterid Carapace ???

    I have had these two pieces in my collection for a long time- I always have had a hard time tossing them when I come across them in their drawer because they remind me of a Eurypterid carapaces. What do you think? @RCFossils / @Rob Russell / @fossilized6s / @Peat Burns and any others that might have info.
  3. Eurypterids-sea scorpions

    From the album Invertebrates and plants(& misc.)

    Balteurypterus Tetragonophtalmus arthropoda-chelicerata Ukraine, Kamianets-Podilskyl silurian
  4. Eurypterid-sea scorpion

    From the album Invertebrates and plants(& misc.)

    Eurypturus lacustris arthropoda chelicerata bertie Gr. Williamsville (A) Fm Buffalo, Western New York silurian
  5. Any Eurypterid sites out there?

    After my last trip to my favourite home-grown trilobite site on the Conasauga in May, two things have happened: 1: Due to a packed June and whacky schedule (since Philmont has, for all intents and purposes, burnt to the ground, cancelling the trip ), I have been on somewhat of a hiatus for the Forum. 2: July also seems to be packed, with Mom getting surgery for cancer soon, and still facing the reality that Dad isn't there. With all this happening, I haven't had much time to go on fossil hunts. Just over a week ago, I had my first college tour at GCSU, as well as a prep and specimen lab behind-the-scenes tour with my newfound friend Ashley Quinn (who I came to know through PAG (she being the president), of which I'm now a member! ). It looked just like it does in the documentaries, so now I'm stoked about going there, almost entirely forgetting I have to get through senior year in high school first. This trip has also, quite unsurprisingly, refueled my hunger to find old petrified dead things. Now looking for something to liven up what has honestly been quite a downer summer, I'd like to take a crack at finding something that I've been thinking on hunting for quite a while now: Eurypterids. The only problem is, aside from Lang's Quarry which for all I care is an entire continent away and might scare anyone taking me with the pay-to-dig stuff, I've had little luck in finding a place that produces the overgrown lobsters. Anyone got tips for a place that might be somewhat closer to home near the peach?
  6. Does anyone have any specimens of the eurypterid suborder Stylonurina? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stylonurina These can include partials and fragments. There seems to be very scant remains of these critters. It would be cool if a TFF member has one in their collection.
  7. Eurypterid in Buffalo?

    Hello all, I am a newer fossil hunter in the Buffalo, New York area. I am doing some personal research of the eurypterid in New York. Obviously with the eurypterid being the fossil of New York it does have high density in New York, more so upstate, but I am looking for some in the direct Buffalo area. I've read a few studies done by local paleontologists and geologists of it being found in the Lang's fossil quarry, Pittsford, as close as Holland, and just over the border in Fort Erie. With that said I think it's easy to then assume it's here in Buffalo, but don't know where to search. Has anyone had any luck in Buffalo? Or heard of places within the surrouding areas to have them?
  8. Carboniferous Nacre

    So I finally have an answer to the identity of this fossil I found in a rock quarry in Crescent, Iowa back in 2015... it has been identified as the back half of a eurypterid with the telson attached and nacre. This is a very unusual find for the location and the age of the shale.
  9. Lots of Eurypterids

    My buddy Al Lang has been busy digging up some real beauties this year already!!! Thought you all would like to see these. Some really nice big specimens here too!!! RB
  10. Trilobite sites of NY

    Hello all, its been a very very long time since I've been on the fossil forum and I'm glad to be back! I've been doing some research on my own trying to scout out a place for me and a couple of friends to dig at once this snarge cold is gone here in NYC. I would love and appreciate a couple suggestions on where to go in NY state. I'm not particularly picky in terms of what I'd like to dig for but I just ask for recommendations that are easier to enjoy for novice paleontology enthusiasts (my friends). And by that I mean that I have come a long way from my spacious work space with sandblasters and chisels when I lived in Idaho, to a crowded NYC apartment! So whatever we dig for (hopefully something like classic Cambrian shale) can be appreciated without much gluing/blasting/prep. We would like to have a dig spot that isn't too treacherous or cramped with camping nearby! Thank you for your time, let me know!! BEN
  11. I participated in a nervous auction on our favorite auction site and I won the auction ... It seems like I was able to fulfill an old dream of having an Eurypterid for my collection. It's 100% real or is it painted or repaired somewhere? Is a good specimen? According to the seller, this is a fossil discovered in Ukraine, only this described in the advertisement and nothing more, so I thank you for any and all information you have about this specimen.
  12. Are these guys real? Would be sweet if they were.
  13. I was considering getting this nice eurypterid fossil head. I know it's just the head, but the price is insanely low and I like the definition of the eyes. But for some reason the eyes feel a bit toooo perfect. The fossil is reportedly un-restored and is from Ukraine.
  14. Hello everyone, I was patrolling my odd Devonian location that has rocks I'm guessing from Upstate New York that are littered with Devonian fossils and came across this on one of the large rocks (unfortunately I can't extract). I'm unsure if its maybe a seas scorpion, trilobite, or something else. My guess leaning towards sea scorpion of sorts but I'd like to hear what you guys think, its the only of it I've seen in the area wish there was more or the rock it was on wasn't a unliftable boulder haha.
  15. The Scorpion's Sting

    While walking around the gem show this past weekend, I walked by a booth with a number of fossils. Most were the usual shells of gastropods, brachiopods, corals and fish plates. I did notice this in a box and felt inspired by a past trade with member Malcolmt. An almost complete eurypterid. Labeled: Eurypterus remipes, Silurian- Cedarville, New York. Originally priced at $49.50, I talked her down to $15.00! I'm happy.
  16. From the album Eurypterid Fossils

    When the Eurypterid bearing strata weather and crack conchoidally, two nearly identical fossils are produced when the rock splits through the fossil itself.
  17. Coxa of giant Pterygotus

    From the album Eurypterid Fossils

    5-6 cm transverse. Moistened and digital image tweaked to increase detail.
  18. Help.. Eurypterid?

    Found in a small creek that runs behind my house. Northern Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. My first thought was it looks like a crab leg. I was told it is just water wear. Move ahead 3 years and I show it to someone else. I'm told it could be an Eurypterid. Any help on ID'ing this? Thanks!
  19. Early Sea Life

    From the album My Collection

    Another shelf in my display case. This shelf features life from the early seas (Though not all of these creatures would have been swimming around at the same time period). Here you'll find my trilobites, eurypterids, crinoids and cephalopods.
  20. Hello all, I'm looking for some Eurypterid pieces, but am also looking for trilobites and cephalopods. I'm not looking for complete pieces, just discards that I can practice prepping on. I'm also interested in getting my hands on a crab concretion. I have tons of Penn Dixie material to trade. Trilobites, corals, brachs, things of that sort. If anyone is interested and lets me know what they're interested in trading I can take some pictures of pieces I'm willing to trade.
  21. I have a decent collection of trilobites (Phacops, Elrathia Kingi, Perenopsis) along with a new Eoredlichia that's being shipped directly from China. I also have a large assortment of sharks teeth (Bull, Sand Tiger, Tiger, Snaggletooth) from the Calvert Cliffs Maryland area, a pristine condition Ecphora (Maryland state fossil), a saltwater crocodile tooth, turritella's, quartz horned corals (W New York), porpoise teeth, shark vertebrae, dolphins bones and vertebrae fragments, and numerous other fossils.
  22. Originally described by Størmer as Parahughmilleria patteni. Lit. Størmer, L. (1934) A new eurypterid from the Saaremaa- (Oesel-) beds in Estonia. Loodusuurijate Seltsi aruanded 40: 244–249. Tetlie, O.E. & Poschmann, M.(2008): Phylogeny and Palaeoecology of the Adelophthalmoidea (Arthropoda; Chelicerata; Eurypterida). Journal of Systematic Palaeontology 6 (2): 237–249.