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Missourian

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.

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fossilcrazy

Hi Missourian,

I've hunted Eurypterids in many places for many years. I'm eager to see the results of this string. Most of my finds are Silurian, some Devonian. The Stylonura would be Devonian and I never found so much as a piece. I'm thinking they are pretty rare.

  

 

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Innocentx

How big did these get?

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Missourian

It is said that Hibbertopterus reached nearly two meters in length. 

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Missourian

I must say I’ve dreamed of finding a Mycterops, which is just one of the very few types other than Adelophthalmus found in the Carboniferous of North America.

 

I believe these have shown up at Mazon Creek, as well as Mazonipterus cyclophthalmus.

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piranha

Mycterops whitei

 

 

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Missourian

So Mycterops is the verdict? That is a spectacular find!

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piranha

According to Bill Rushlau it is definitely a eurypterid.  Mycterops whitei is the only described species from Crescent, Iowa.

 

 

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