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meaning: "finned one or wing animal"
Named By: Louis Agassiz
Time Period: Silurian-Devonian
Location: Mostly Silurian deposits in Europe, especially the British Isles and Devonian deposits in North America. Some specimens have also been recovered from other parts of the world that have marine deposits dating back to these time periods
Size: Body up to 1.6 meters long
Diet: unavailable
Fossil(s): Several specimens known
Classification: | Arthropoda | Merostomata | Eurypterida | Pterygotioidea | Pterygotidae |

Pterygotus is a genus of marine arthropod within the extinct order eurypterida (or Sea Scorpion), and includes some of the largest species of this group.

Read more about Pterygotus at Wikipedia
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