Riehen, Wiedersheim 1878 (Triassic to of Switzerland)

Also known as “Labyrinthodon” ruetimeyeri holotype site

Where: Basel-Stadt, Switzerland (47.6° N, 7.6° E: paleocoordinates 12.8° N, 18.7° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• hand sample-level geographic resolution

When: ? Plattensandstein Formation (Upper Buntsandstein Group), Aegean to Aegean (247.2 - 242.0 Ma)

• "Upper Middle Buntsandstein"

•The Upper Middle Buntsandstein in southern Germany (and northern Switzerland) is represented by a large hiatus. Thus, it is more likely that the locality is in the Upper Buntsandstein, as is the Warmbach-Locality (9 km lateral distance, see coll. 85939), presumably in the Plattensandstein Fm.

•Upper Buntsandstein is early Anisian in age (Kozur & Bachmann 2008 Berichte Geol. B.-A., 76)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; fine-grained, medium sandstone

• "fine- to medium-grained sandstone"

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Primary reference: H.-D. Sues and R. R. Reisz. 2008. Anatomy and Phylogenetic Relationships of Sclerosaurus armatus (Amniota: Parareptilia) from the Buntsandstein (Triassic) of Europe. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 28(4):1031-1042 [J. Mueller/T. Liebrecht]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 85940: authorized by Johannes Mueller, entered by Torsten Liebrecht on 20.01.2009

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Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Procolophonia - Procolophonidae
"Labyrinthodon ruetimeyeri n. sp." = Sclerosaurus armatus
"Labyrinthodon ruetimeyeri n. sp." = Sclerosaurus armatus von Meyer 1857 parareptile
Bs 28, natural mold of a nearly complete, largely undisturbed skeleton
 Procolophonia - Sclerosauridae
Basileosaurus freyi n. gen. n. sp.
Basileosaurus freyi n. gen. n. sp. Wiedersheim 1879 parareptile
"holotype and only known specimen of B. freyi apparently was lost long ago (Huene, 1932), and thus the affinities of this taxon cannot be resolved"