Rohstoffbetriebe Oker quarry, bed 83, Langenberg (Jurassic of Germany)

Where: Germany (51.9° N, 10.5° E: paleocoordinates 43.1° N, 18.4° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Middle Kimmeridge marls Formation, Late/Upper Kimmeridgian (155.7 - 150.8 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lithified marl

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils, microfossils

Collection methods: bulk, chemical, acetic,

• Samples with an average weight of approximately 20 kg were taken preferably from softer marl beds. The carbonate matrix was removed with 5 to 10% acetic acid. The samples were sieved with a 0.3 mm mesh. Material housed at the Institut fur Geologie und Palaontologie der Universitat Hannover.

Primary reference: D. Thies. 1995. Placoid scales (Chondrichthyes: Elasmobranchii) from the Late Jurassic (Kimmeridgian) of northern Germany. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 15(3):463-481 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 117203: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 17.09.2011, edited by Jonathan Tennant and Philip Mannion

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Chondrichthyes
 Hybodontiformes -
Hybodontoidea "morphotype 2" Zangerl 1981 elasmobranch
 Rajiformes -
Asterodermus "sp. morphotype 15" Agassiz 1843 guitarfish
Reptilia
 Saurischia - Brachiosauridae
Europasaurus holgeri1 Sander et al. 2006 brachiosaurid
 Saurischia -
Theropoda indet.1 Marsh 1881 theropod
 Pterosauria - Ctenochasmatidae
Ctenochasmatidae indet.1 Nopcsa 1928 ctenochasmatid
New species
 Loricata - Goniopholididae
Goniopholis sp.1 Owen 1842 crocodilian
 Loricata - Atoposauridae
Knoetschkesuchus langenbergensis n. gen. n. sp.2 Schwarz et al. 2017 crocodilian
DFMMh/FV 200 and DFMMh/FV 605