Barkhausen tracksite (upper) (Jurassic of Germany)

Where: Niedersachsen, Germany (52.3° N, 8.4° E: paleocoordinates 43.3° N, 16.6° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Early/Lower Kimmeridgian (155.7 - 150.8 Ma)

• "middle part of the Lower Kimmeridgian"

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: paralic; sandstone and gray, green, red, sandy claystone

• "sandstone in 0.30 to 0.50 m banks, with passages of reddish or gray-green sandy clays and cross-stratification."

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression, trace

Collected by Ballerstedt in 1921

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

Primary reference: H. Schmidt. 1959. Die Cornberger Fährten im Rahmen der Vierfüssler-Entwicklung [The Cornberger tracks as part of the evolution of quadrupeds]. Abhandlungen des Hessischen Landesamtes für Bodenforschung 28:1-137 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 121154: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 29.11.2011

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Elephantopoides barkhausensis n. gen. n. sp. Kaever and Lapparent 1974 dinosaur
trackways a, b, c, d, e
 Saurischia - Eubrontidae
"Megalosauropus teutonicus n. gen. n. sp." = Megalosauripus teutonicus
"Megalosauropus teutonicus n. gen. n. sp." = Megalosauripus teutonicus Kaever and Lapparent 1974 theropod
trackways f, g