Quarry at the Bindlacher Berg, near Bayreuth (Triassic of Germany)

Where: Germany (50.0° N, 11.6° E: paleocoordinates 16.0° N, 20.2° E)

• coordinate based on political unit

When: Hauptmuschelkalk Formation (Muschelkalk Group), Anisian (247.2 - 242.0 Ma)

• Hauptmuschelkalk, late Anisian

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; limestone

• The specimen was originally embedded in a large slab of limestone

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by J. Strunz in <1895; reposited in the SMF

Collection methods: quarrying, mechanical,

Primary reference: H. -D. Sues. 1987. Postcranial skeleton of Pistosaurus and interrelationships of the Sauropterygia (DIapsida). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 90:109-131 [R. Benson/R. Benson]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 130793: authorized by Roger Benson, entered by Roger Benson on 13.07.2012

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Taxonomic list

 Sauropterygia -
"Nothosaurus strunzi n. sp." = Pistosaurus longaevus
"Nothosaurus strunzi n. sp." = Pistosaurus longaevus Meyer 1839 diapsid
SMF R4041, holotype anterior part of postcranial skeleton
 Sauropterygia - Nothosauridae
Nothosaurus sp.1 Münster 1834 diapsid
Isolated dorsal centrum (SMNS 59820; Rieppel 1994, fig. 48b); right ilium (SMNS 59821; Rieppel 1994, fig. 50a-b)
Nothosaurus giganteus2 Münster 1834 diapsid
SMNS 16250b (humerus)