Upper Trochitenkalk (Triassic of Germany)

Where: Hessen, Germany (50.8° N, 8.5° E: paleocoordinates 15.9° N, 18.0° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Trochitenkalk Formation, Anisian (247.2 - 242.0 Ma)

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; limestone

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: E. Busse. 1974. Der Obere Muschelkalk im nordwestlichen Niederhessen. Notizbl. hess. L.-Amt. Bodenforsch. 102:91-135 [D. Bottjer/M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 44357: authorized by David Bottjer, entered by Matthew Clapham on 08.09.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Tentaculita
 Microconchida -
"Spirorbis valvata" = Microconchus valvatus
"Spirorbis valvata" = Microconchus valvatus Munster 1831
Bivalvia
 Mytilida - Mytilidae
"Modiola inflexa" = Modiolus
"Modiola inflexa" = Modiolus mussel
 Pterioida - Prospondylidea
"Enantiostreon difforme" = Terquemia difformis
"Enantiostreon difforme" = Terquemia difformis Schlotheim 1820 clam
 Myalinida - Myalinidae
 Myalinida - Mysidiellidae
"Mytilus eduliformis" = Promysidiella eduliformis
"Mytilus eduliformis" = Promysidiella eduliformis Schlotheim 1820 clam
includes ssp. praecursor
 Ostreida - Bakevelliidae
Hoernesia socialis, "Gervilleia costata" = Bakevellia costata
Hoernesia socialis Schlotheim 1823 oyster
"Gervilleia costata" = Bakevellia costata Schlotheim 1820 oyster
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
"Enantiostreon spondyloides" = Umbrostrea spondyloides
"Enantiostreon spondyloides" = Umbrostrea spondyloides Schlotheim 1823 oyster
 Pectinida - Limidae
"Lima striata" = Plagiostoma striatum
"Lima striata" = Plagiostoma striatum Schlotheim 1820 file clam
 Pectinida - Anomiidae
Placunopsis ostracina Schlotheim 1820 scallop
 Pectinida - Entoliidae
Entolium discites Schlotheim 1820 scallop
 Pectinida - Terquemiidae
Philippiella noetlingi Frech 1912 scallop
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
"Velata albertia" = Eopecten, Pleuronectites laevigatus
"Velata albertia" = Eopecten scallop
Pleuronectites laevigatus Schlotheim 1820 scallop
 Trigoniida - Myophoriidae
"Myophoria cf. cardissoides" = Neoschizodus cardissoides, "Myophoria laevigata" = Neoschizodus laevigatus, "Myophoria ovata" = Neoschizodus ovatus, Myophoria vulgaris, "Myophoria elegans" = Elegantinia elegans
"Myophoria cf. cardissoides" = Neoschizodus cardissoides Ziethen 1830 clam
"Myophoria laevigata" = Neoschizodus laevigatus Ziethen 1830 clam
"Myophoria ovata" = Neoschizodus ovatus Goldfuss 1838 clam
Myophoria vulgaris von Schlotheim 1820 clam
"Myophoria elegans" = Elegantinia elegans Dunker 1849 clam
 Carditida - Astartidae
"Astarte triasina" = Astartellopsis triasina
"Astarte triasina" = Astartellopsis triasina Roemer 1851 clam
 Cardiida - Kalenteridae
 Cardiida - Anthracosiidae
"Anoplophora munsteri" = Unionites
"Anoplophora munsteri" = Unionites clam
 Lucinida - Lucinidae
Schafhaeutlia hohensteini clam
[entered as Schafhautlia hohensteini]
? Schafhaeutlia sp. Cossmann 1897 clam
[entered as Schafhautlia sp.]
Gastropoda
 Neritoidea - Neritariidae
Neritaria sp. Koken 1892 snail
Neritaria cf. matercula Quenstedt 1884 snail
 Murchisoniina - Phymatopleuridae
Worthenia sp. de Koninck 1883 snail
 Murchisoniina - Loxonematidae
Loxonema sp. Phillips 1841 snail
Cephalopoda
 Ceratitida - Ceratitidae
"Ceratites atavus" = Progonoceratites atavus, "Ceratites cf. pulcher" = Progonoceratites pulcher
"Ceratites atavus" = Progonoceratites atavus Philippi 1901 ceratite
ssp. sequens
"Ceratites cf. pulcher" = Progonoceratites pulcher Riedel 1916 ceratite
Polychaeta
 Sabellida - Serpulidae
Rhynchonellata
 Terebratulida - Dielasmatidae
Coenothyris vulgaris Schlotheim 1820
Lingulata
 Lingulida - Lingulidae
"Lingula tenuissima" = Lingularia tenuissima
"Lingula tenuissima" = Lingularia tenuissima Bronn 1837
Osteichthyes
 Palaeonisciformes - Palaeoniscidae
Gyrolepis sp. Agassiz 1833
Crinoidea
 Encrinida - Encrinidae
Encrinus liliiformis Lamarck 1801 Sea lily
Asteroidea
  -
Echinoidea
 Cidaroida - Miocidaridae
Miocidaris sp. Döderlein 1887 pencil urchin