INDIANA
SILURIAN SCORPIONS
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Silurian scorpions are known from several countries around the world.  Most are now generally regarded as aquatic, but the basic scorpion plan is quite evident in the specimens found in these 410 million year old rocks.  While New York State has provided many specimens to collectors over the years, Silurian scorpions are also known from Indiana (near Indianapolis) from rocks believed to be equuivalent to some portion of the Lockport Group se- quence of New York. It is quite possible that Indiana is the repository of most of the Silurian scorpions that are preserved in the geologic record.
ABOVE:  A Silurian scorpion specimen preserved in a relatively fine-grained dolostone (waterlime). Several species have been described from Silurian rocks around the world (see Kjellesvig-Waering, 1986).  Typically, all scorpion remains discovered are associated with eurypterid remains and other fossils (cephalopods, gastropods, phyllocarids, etc.
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