†family Eurypteridae Burmeister 1845 (eurypterid)

Xiphosura - Xiphosurida - Eurypteridae

Parent taxon: Eurypteroidea according to O. E. Tetlie 2006

See also Guthörl 1934 and Tetlie 2002

Sister taxa: Erieopteridae, Paraeurypterus, Pentlandopterus

Subtaxa: Eurypterus Vinetopterus

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Type: Eurypterus

Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution:

• Westphalian of Germany (1 collection)

• Carboniferous of Canada (1: New Brunswick), Germany (2)

• Devonian of Germany (1), Norway (1), the Russian Federation (1)

• Silurian of Canada (4: Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Quebec), China (1), Estonia (2), Norway (6), Sweden (2), Ukraine (4), the United Kingdom (4), United States (16: Maryland, New York, Ohio, West Virginia)

Total: 46 collections including 51 occurrences

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