eurypterid

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eurypterid

any large extinct scorpion-like aquatic arthropod of the order Eurypterida, found in the SILURIAN PERIOD.
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Caption: An ancient giant sea scorpion had several serrated limbs (part of one shown) peppered with bristles of hair.
But once large fish like sharks evolved, they may have hunted the sea scorpions to extinction.
Ancient sea scorpions were different from modern-day scorpions because they
Jane Henderson's 13-year-old home bred 13hh bay roan Welsh Secion B gelding, Lindisfarne Sea Scorpion, won the Overall M&M In-Hand Championship after a four-year absence from the show ring.
A bag of three cod and a sea scorpion for10lbs 4ozs gave Glasgow angler Malkie Macdonald victory in the East Region Open Boat Winter Sweepstake.
The members also caught undersized turbot and sea scorpions.
The Aden productions crew captured a wide variety of fauna and flora on camera - including seals, fish, crabs, starfish, sea scorpions, sea urchins, sponges, kelp, seaweed and anemones.