Blainville, Lunéville (Triassic of France)

Where: Lorraine, France (48.6° N, 6.4° E: paleocoordinates 13.9° N, 15.9° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Muschelkalk Group, Ladinian (242.0 - 237.0 Ma)

• Upper Muschelkalk (Ladinian)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; limestone

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Cuvier, Girardeau; reposited in the BMNH

Collection methods: mechanical,

Primary reference: P. Gervais. 1852. Zoologie et Paléontologie Françaises (Animaux Vertébrés) ou Nouvelles Recherches sur les Animaux Vivants et Fossiles de la France [French Zoology and Paleontology (Vertebrate Animals) or New Research on the Living and Fossil Animals of France] 1–3:1-274+ [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 137680: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Priscilla Vazquez on 18.12.2012, edited by Roger Benson, Matthew Carrano and Bethany Allen

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Hybodontiformes - Acrodontidae
Acrodus gaillardoti5 Agassiz 1839 elasmobranch
BMNH 32556 (Tesson coll.)
 Temnospondyli - Plagiosauridae
"Plagiosuchus pustuloglomeratus" = Gerrothorax pulcherrimus4
"Plagiosuchus pustuloglomeratus" = Gerrothorax pulcherrimus4 Fraas 1913 tetrapod
 Temnospondyli -
"Labyrinthodon sp." = Mastodonsaurus
"Labyrinthodon sp." = Mastodonsaurus Jaeger 1828 tetrapod
 Saurischia -
Thecodontosaurus latespinatus n. sp.1 Huene 1905 saurischian
 Sauropterygia - Simosauridae
"Simosaurus gaillardoti n. gen. n. sp." = Simosaurus gaillardoti2, "Ichthyosaurus lunevillensis n. sp." = Simosaurus gaillardoti
"Simosaurus gaillardoti n. gen. n. sp." = Simosaurus gaillardoti2 Meyer and Plieninger 1842 nothosaur
Specimens, including the lost holotype skull first reported by Meyer (1847)
"Ichthyosaurus lunevillensis n. sp." = Simosaurus gaillardoti Meyer and Plieninger 1842 nothosaur
 Sauropterygia - Cyamodontidae
Cyamodus sp.3 von Meyer 1863 placodont
"isolated teeth referred to Cyamodus", first reported by Corroy (1928)
 Sauropterygia - Nothosauridae
"Nothosaurus andriani" = Nothosaurus giganteus, Simosaurus mougeoti n. sp.2
"Nothosaurus andriani" = Nothosaurus giganteus Münster 1834 diapsid
MHNP 9115 (skull; original of Gervais 1859, Plate 55, fig. 4); MHNP 9115 (neural arch)
Simosaurus mougeoti n. sp.2 Meyer 1847 diapsid
Lost holotype mandibular symphysis