Lepidoderma mazonense

ISM 14813
coin = 19mm (~0.75 in.)

Lepidoderma mazonense is a member of an extinct group of arthropods called "sea scorpions" (eurypterids). The eurypterids were important predators in the oceans of the Pennsylvanian Period.

The closest living relatives of eurypterids are the spiders and scorpions.

This animal was originally described from Mazon Creek.

top of Mazon Creek Animals section
Top of Mazon Creek exhibit
ISM Welcome Page.