Laurieipterus is a genus of a eurypterid classified as part of the Stylonuridae family.[1] It contains one species, L. elegans from the Early Silurian of Scotland.[2]

Temporal range: Early Silurian
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Order: Eurypterida
Family: Stylonuridae
Subfamily: Laurieipterinae
Genus: Laurieipterus
Kjellesvig-Waering, 1966
Type species
Laurieipterus elegans
(Laurie, 1899)


  1. ^ Lamsdell, J. C.; Braddy, S. J.; Tetlie, O. E. (2010). "The systematics and phylogeny of the Stylonurina (Arthropoda: Chelicerata: Eurypterida)". Journal of Systematic Palaeontology. 8: 49. doi:10.1080/14772011003603564.
  2. ^ Dunlop, J. A., Penney, D. & Jekel, D. 2015. A summary list of fossil spiders and their relatives. In World Spider Catalog. Natural History Museum Bern, online at, version 16.0 (PDF).