Monday, August 15, 2011

Are Eurypterids Really Extinct?

A couple of years ago I was kayaking down the Uwahrrie River and when we pulled our kayaks aside momentarily I found a weird arthropod when I turned over a rock near the waters edge.

A closer look reveals the details

 I'm not sure what it is but it looks similar to a Eurypterid, Stylonurus, Mixopterus or Megarachne, although not nearly as large. Also, the appendages do look a little different. Does anyone really know what this little creature is?

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