Daiting (Jurassic of Germany)

Where: Bayern, Germany (48.8° N, 10.9° E: paleocoordinates 40.0° N, 19.1° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Hybonoticeras hybonotum ammonoid zone, Mörnsheim Formation, Early/Lower Tithonian (150.8 - 145.0 Ma)

• Mörnsheim Formation, early Tithonian–uppermost hybonotum Tethys ammonite zone

Environment/lithology: lagoonal or restricted shallow subtidal; lithified lime mudstone

• Greater SiO2 content than Solnhofen samples

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the BMNH

Collection methods: quarrying

Primary reference: M. T. Young and M. B. Andrade. 2009. What is Geosaurus? Redescription of Geosaurus giganteus (Thalattosuchia: Metriorhynchidae) from the Upper Jurassic of Bayern, Germany. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 157(3):551-585 [R. Benson/R. Benson/M. Young]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 132062: authorized by Roger Benson, entered by Roger Benson on 07.08.2012, edited by Jonathan Tennant, Terri Cleary, Richard Butler, Wolfgang Kiessling and Bethany Allen

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Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Testudines - Eurysternidae
Solnhofia parsonsi4 Gaffney 1975 turtle
JME Moe 9
 Avetheropoda -
Archaeopteryx albersdoerferi n. sp.5 Kundrát et al. 2019 Ancient bird
 Pterosauria -
"Ornithocephalus rhamphastinus n. sp." = Germanodactylus rhamphastinus2
"Ornithocephalus rhamphastinus n. sp." = Germanodactylus rhamphastinus2 Wagner 1851 pterosaur
BSP AS.I.745
 Crocodylia -
Aeolodon priscus n. sp.6 Soemmering 1815 crocodilian
BMNH R. 1086 (holotype), whole skeleton
 Loricata - Metriorhynchidae
Geosaurus grandis1 Wagner 1858 marine crocodile
BSPG AS I VI 1
"Lacerta gigantea n. sp." = Geosaurus giganteus Sömmerring 1816 marine crocodile
BMNH R1229, holotype first reported by Von Sömmerring (1816), middle portion of cranium and mandible, badly deformed
"Geosaurus giganteus" = Geosaurus giganteus Sömmerring 1816 marine crocodile
BMNH R1230, four slabs of lithographic limestone: (1) lateral mid-portion of cranium consisting of lateral portion of the prefrontal, and frontal and postorbital portions of the beginning of the supratemporal arch; (2) anterior dorsals in ventral view with associated ribs; (3) mid-dorsals in ventral view with associated ribs; and (4) both sacrals in ventral view with gastralia, two pubis, incomplete femora proximal heads, isolated ribs, part of ischium, and illac blade
Rhacheosaurus gracilis1 Meyer 1831 marine crocodile
Lost holotype of Cricosaurus medius
Cricosaurus gracilis7 Phillips 1871 marine crocodile
Cricosaurus elegans1 Wagner 1852 marine crocodile
BSPG AS I 504
 Rhynchocephalia - Pleurosauridae
Pleurosaurus goldfussi n. gen. n. sp.3
Pleurosaurus goldfussi n. gen. n. sp.3 von Meyer 1831 rhynchocephalian
Unnamed Meyer 1831 holotype, complete skeleton; SMNS 56604, fragmentary skull and skeleton; BSPHGM 1978-1-7, fragmentary skull and skeleton