Asteroidea, Muschelkalk, Marbach, Baden-Württemberg (Triassic of Germany)

Where: Germany (50.6° N, 9.7° E: paleocoordinates 16.7° N, 17.1° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• hand sample-level geographic resolution

When: Muschelkalk Formation, Ladinian (242.0 - 237.0 Ma)

• Upper Muschelkalk

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; lithified limestone

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Primary reference: D. B. Blake and H. Hagdorn. 2003. The Asteroidea (Echinodermata) of the Muschelkalk (Middle Triassic of Germany). Paläontologische Zeitschrift 77(1):23-58 [L. Villier/L. Villier/L. Villier]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 59926: authorized by Loic Villier, entered by Loic Villier on 21.04.2006

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Taxonomic list

• holotype of Asterias obtusa Goldfuss, 1831
 Ophiurida - Ophiuridae
"Aspidura ludeni" = Aspiduriella ludeni
"Aspidura ludeni" = Aspiduriella ludeni von Hagenow 1851 brittle star
 Trichasteropsida - Trichasteropsiidae
Trichasteropsis weissmanni von Münster 1843 sea star