A GUIDE TO THE EURYPTERID COLLECTING LOCALITIES IN THE BERTIE FORMATION OF CENTRAL NEW YORK
Central New York and Ontario, Canada are the only areas where eurypterids can be found in the Upper Silurian Bertie Formation. Eurypterus remipes Dekay is the most prevalent eurypterid found at the four localities. Acutiramus macrophthalmus and Dolichopterus jewetti are the next most common eurypterids found at these localities. Rarely have other species of eurypterid been found at these localities, but other specimens such as gastropods, cephalopods and various plants have been identified.
Specimens found at the four localities (Forge Hollow, Litchfield, Lang's Quarry, and Passage Gulf) can provide information about the paleobiology of eurypterids as well as the paleoecology and paleoenvironment in which they lived. The orientation and distortion of the specimens are also useful for information relating to the potential paleobiology, paleoecology and paleoenvironment of these once living organisms.