Harrl hill west tracksite, Bückeburg (Cretaceous of Germany)

Where: Niedersachsen, Germany (52.3° N, 9.1° E: paleocoordinates 43.4° N, 17.1° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Cypridea alta formosa other zone, Obernkirchen Member (Bückeberg Formation), Late/Upper Berriasian (145.0 - 140.2 Ma)

• track-bearing level is ca. 1.3 m below coal seam; tracks are found in the quarry wall

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; sandy mudstone and paleosol/pedogenic sandstone

• "sandy siltstone and mudstone with ripple-mark cross-lamination and root horizons"

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: cast, mold/impression, trace

Collected by Pelzer in 1998

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

Primary reference: G. Pelzer. 1998. Sedimentologie und palynologie der Wealden-Fazies im Hannoverschen Bergland [Sedimentology and palynology of the Wealden facies in the Hannover region]. Courier Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg 207:1-211; A1–27 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 172869: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 27.08.2015, edited by Bethany Allen

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Dinosauria -
Dinosauria indet. Owen 1842 dinosaur
tridactyl tracks
 Ornithischia -
Metatetrapous valdensis n. sp. Nopcsa 1923 ornithischian
"10.70 m long, epichnial trackway consisting of 15 manus and 16 pes imprints, preserved in situ. It was exposed in the summer of 1921 and has been destroyed subsequently to its discovery."