Near Bayreuth (Triassic of Germany)

Where: Bayern (Bavaria), Germany (49.9° N, 11.6° E: paleocoordinates 16.4° N, 19.2° E)

• coordinate based on political unit

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Muschelkalk Formation, Middle Triassic (247.2 - 237.0 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the BMNH

Primary reference: R. Owen. 1859. Description of the skull and teeth of the Placodus laticeps, Ow, with indications of other new species of Placodus, and evidence of the saurian nature of that extinct genus. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London 9:157-159 [M. Carrano/H. Street/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 105334: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Hallie Street on 19.02.2011, edited by Roger Benson

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Taxonomic list

 Sauropterygia - Placodontidae
Placodus pachygnathus n. sp. Owen 1859 placodont
Placodus gigas Agassiz 1833 placodont
SMF 4162, skull fragment (Rieppel 1944, fig. 41); SMF R-360 (skull of Broili 1912, p. 147); SMF R-359 (skull); BSP AS VII 1209 (mandible)
Placodus bathygnathus Owen 1859 placodont
Placodus andriani Agassiz 1845 placodont
 Sauropterygia - Cyamodontidae
"Placodus laticeps n. sp." = Cyamodus muensteri
"Placodus laticeps n. sp." = Cyamodus muensteri Agassiz 1839 placodont