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Eurypteridagroup is extinct

Sea Scorpions

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Classification after Tollerton 1989.
Containing group: Arthropoda

Other Names for Eurypterida


Braddy, S. J. 2001. Eurypterid palaeoecology: palaeobiological, ichnological and comparative evidence for a 'mass-moult-mate' hypothesis. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 172:115-132.

Braddy, S. J., R. J. Aldridge, S. E. Gabbott, and J. N. Theron. 1999. Lamellate book-gills in a late Ordovician eurypterid from the Soom Shale Lagerstätte, South Africa: support for a eurypterid-scorpion clade. Lethaia 32:72-74.

Braddy, S. J. and J. A. Dunlop. 1997. The functional morphology of mating in the Silurian eurypterid, Baltoeurypterus tetragonophthalmus (Fischer, 1839). The Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 121:435-461.

Manning, P. L. and J. A. Dunlop. 1995. The respiratory organs of eurypterids. Palaeontology 38:287-297.

Tollerton, V. P. 1989. Morphology, taxonomy, and classification of the order Eurypterida Burmeister, 1843. Journal of Paleontology 63:642-657.

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Images from Ernst Haeckel's Kunstformen der Natur published 1899-1904 by Verlag des Bibliographischen Instituts, Leipzig and Vienna. Scans courtesy of Kurt Stüber's online library of historic and classical biology books.

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