Sassen Bay, between De Geer Valley and Flower Valley (fish horizon) (Triassic of Svalbard and Jan Mayen)

Where: Svalbard and Jan Mayen (78.3° N, 16.6° E: paleocoordinates 41.7° N, 8.7° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Smithian (251.3 - 247.2 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified siliciclastic sediments

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Swedish Expedition in 1908, 1909

Primary reference: A. S. Woodward. 1912. Notes on some fish-remains from the Lower Trias of Spitzbergen. Bulletin of the Geological Institution of the University of Upsala 11:291-297 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 120367: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 11.11.2011

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Taxonomic list

 Actinopterygii -
"Colobodus altilepis n. sp." = Teffichthys woodwardi1
"Colobodus altilepis n. sp." = Teffichthys woodwardi1 Stensiö 1921 ray-finned fish
 Saurichthyiformes - Saurichthyidae
"Belonorhynchus wimani n. sp." = Saurichthys wimani, "Saurichthys ornatus" = Saurichthys (Lepidosaurichthys) ornatus2
"Belonorhynchus wimani n. sp." = Saurichthys wimani Woodward 1912
"Saurichthys ornatus" = Saurichthys (Lepidosaurichthys) ornatus2 Stensiö 1925
Part of Belonorhynchus wimani
 Palaeonisciformes - Palaeoniscidae
Acrorhabdus bertili1 Stensiö 1921
 Palaeonisciformes - Pygopteridae
Pygopterus degeeri1 Stensiö 1921
 Palaeonisciformes - Acrolepidae
? Acrolepis spp. Agassiz 1843
 Ptycholepiformes - Ptycholepididae
"Acrolepis arctica n. sp." = Boreosomus arcticus
"Acrolepis arctica n. sp." = Boreosomus arcticus Woodward 1912
 Coelacanthiformes - Whiteiidae
Axelia robusta1 Stensiö 1921 coelacanth
 Coelacanthiformes - Sassenidae
"Coelacanthus guttatus n. sp." = Sassenia guttata
"Coelacanthus guttatus n. sp." = Sassenia guttata Woodward 1912 coelacanth