Kaiserblick tracksite, Osterwald (Cretaceous of Germany)

Where: Niedersachsen, Germany (52.1° N, 9.7° E: paleocoordinates 42.6° N, 18.5° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Cypridea alta formosa other zone, Obernkirchen Member (Bückeberg Formation), Late/Upper Barremian (130.0 - 125.5 Ma)

• ?upper part of member

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fluvial; sandstone

• "a peri-fluvial environment with fine-grained sediments and coal settled in oxbow-lakes and back-swamps, while coarser-grained sedimentary bodies represent channel-fills, natural levees, and crevasse-splay fans"
• "at the base of a 2.1 m thick sandstone layer interbedded within a ca. 23 m thick series of alternating sandstone, mudstone, and claystone rich in plant macrofossils and minor coal seams."

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression, trace

Collected by Naumann in 1927

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

Primary reference: J. J. Hornung, A. Böhme, T. Lubbe, M. Reich, and A. Richter. 2012. Vertebrate tracksites in the Obernkirchen Sandstone (late Berriasian, Early Cretaceous) of northwest Germany—their stratigraphical, palaeogeographical, palaeoecological, and historical context. Paläontologische Zeitschrift 86(3):231-267 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 172901: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 28.08.2015

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Neornithischia -
? Ornithopoda indet. Marsh 1881 bird foot dinosaur