Ebrach, bed number 9 (Triassic of Germany)

Also known as Saurierbank Heim's, Belodonbank Nöth's, oberer Springer

Where: Bayern, Germany (49.8° N, 10.5° E: paleocoordinates 22.3° N, 15.3° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Blasensandstein Member (Hassberge Formation), Carnian (237.0 - 228.0 Ma)

• Bed 9 within the Ebrach quarry (see Kuhn 1932, 1936:93), with 20-70 cm thickness; Blasensandstein locally overlies the Lehrbergschichten and underlies the Coburger Sandstein and is laterally equivalent to the Kieselsandstein of Baden-Württemberg which is now the lower Hassberge Formation, Middle Keuper Subgroup, and is considered late Carnian in age (see Deutsche Stratigraphische Kommission 2005: Cour. Forsch.-Inst. Senckenberg 253:1-296).

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lacustrine; fine-grained, quartzose, white sandstone

• "playa lake deposits" (Deutsche Stratigraphische Kommission 2005: Cour. Forsch.-Inst. Senckenberg 253:1-296).

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by F. Heim, A. Neukam, L. Nöth in 1929-1932; reposited in the BSP

Collection methods: salvage, quarrying, mechanical,

• A systematic excavation of 250 m2 was made by L. Nöth in 1932, recovering 90 specimens

Primary reference: O. Kuhn. 1932. Labyrinthodonten und Parasuchier aus dem mittleren Keuper von Ebrach in Oberfranken. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Geologie und Paläontologie 69:94-144 [R. Butler/R. Butler/R. Butler]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 97735: authorized by Richard Butler, entered by Richard Butler on 27.08.2010

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Taxonomic list

Osteichthyes
 Dipnoi - Ceratodontidae
Ceratodus sp.2 Agassiz 1838 lungfish
Teeth
 Temnospondyli - Metoposauridae
"Metoposaurus heimi" = Metoposaurus diagnosticus
"Metoposaurus heimi" = Metoposaurus diagnosticus Meyer 1842 tetrapod
Parts of interclavicles and skullroof; specimens currently lost (probably destroyed in WW2)
Reptilia
 Pseudosuchia - Chirotheriidae
Chirotherium sp.2 Kaup 1835 archosaur
 Phytosauria -
Phytosauria indet.1 Jaeger 1828 archosaur
Skull and lower jaw fragments; specimens currently lost (probably destroyed in WW2)
Phytosauria indet.1 Jaeger 1828 archosaur
Lower jaw; specimen currently lost (probably destroyed in WW2)
Phytosauria indet.1 Jaeger 1828 archosaur
Teeth; specimens currently lost (probably destroyed in WW2)
 Phytosauria - Parasuchidae
"Francosuchus angustifrons n. sp." = Parasuchus angustifrons2, Ebrachosuchus neukami n. gen. n. sp.2
"Francosuchus angustifrons n. sp." = Parasuchus angustifrons2 Kuhn 1936 archosaur
BSPG 1931 X 502, skull lacking the snout
Ebrachosuchus neukami n. gen. n. sp.2 Kuhn 1936 archosaur
BSPG 1931 X 501, complete skull