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Ancient dog-sized Eurypterid excavated in China

The 3.3-foot-long Eurypterid roamed the current Chinese waters about 435 million years ago, using its giant thorny arms to catch its prey.

Archaeologists recently discovered the wreckage of this scorpion (Terropterus xiushanensis), This was an Eurypterid — an ancient arthropod closely related to modern arachnids and horseshoe crabs, researchers wrote in the November 30 issue of the journal. Scientific information..

Ancient dog-sized Eurypterid excavated in China

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