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Buffalopterus

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Kingdom  Animalia
Subphylum  Chelicerata
Family  Dolichopteridae
Phylum  Arthropoda
Class  †Eurypterida
Rank  Genus
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Similar  Dolichopterus, Kokomopterus, Drepanopterus, Hallipterus

Buffalopterus pustulosus is a prehistoric eurypterid from the Silurian-aged Bertie Waterlime Formation of New York and Ontario. It is closely related to Erieopterus, but differs by having a bizarre, globular telson (which is otherwise sword-like or spine-like in other eurypterids), and in size, being estimated to be at least 1 meter in length.

Species

  • Buffalopterus Kjellesvig-Waering & Heubusch, 1962
  • Buffalopterus pustulosus (Hall, 1859) — Silurian, USA & Canada
  • = Eurypterus giganteus Pohlman, 1882 — Silurian, USA & Canada
  • = Pterygotus globicaudatus Pohlman, 1882 — Silurian, USA & Canada
  • References

    Buffalopterus Wikipedia


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