NJG82-1-04
2002
A new Baltoeurypterus (Eurypterida: Chelicerata) from the Wenlock of Norway
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pp. 37-44
82-519-1799-9

The genus Baltoeurypterus previously had two described species, of which B. tetragonophthalmus, (Fisher, 1839), is the best known. A third species, B. henningsmoeni n. sp. is described here, based on two almost complete specimens and several fragments. This species is separated from B. tetragonophthalmus by a broader paddle {L/W-ratio 1.8), a rounder metastoma (L/W-ratio 1.36) and by the presence of small lateral epimerae on the postabdomen. The distal part of a swimming leg of a pterygotid eurypterid is also described. These fossils constitute the oldest eurypterid remains known from Norway.

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