Hegnabrunn near Kulmbach (Triassic of Germany)

Where: Bavaria, Germany (50.1° N, 11.6° E: paleocoordinates 16.8° N, 18.4° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Ceratites enodis and Ceratites sublaevigatus ammonoid zone, Muschelkalk Group, Ladinian (242.0 - 237.0 Ma)

• Upper Muschelkalk (mo2; zones of Ceratites enodis and Ceratites sublaevigatus), lower Ladinian

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the SMNS

Collection methods: mechanical, acetic,

Primary reference: O. Rieppel. 1994. The braincases of Simosaurus and Nothosaurus: monophyly of the Nothosauridae (Reptilia: Sauropterygia). Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 14(1):9-23 [R. Benson/R. Benson]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 138087: authorized by Roger Benson, entered by Roger Benson on 04.01.2013

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Taxonomic list

 Sauropterygia - Placodontidae
Placodus sp.1 Agassiz 1843 placodont
SMNS 59826 (isolated dorsal centrum; Rieppel 1994, fig. 48c); SMNS 59822 (Rieppel 1994, fig. 53c)
Placodus gigas2 Agassiz 1833 placodont
BPS 1968 I 75 (skull; Broili 1912, platr 14, figs 1-4); BSP 1968 I 76 and SMNS uncatalogued, coll. M. Wild #98 (mandibles); SMNS 59827 and smns uncatalogued, coll. M. Wild #1365 (humeri)
 Sauropterygia - Cyamodontidae
Cyamodus sp.2 von Meyer 1863 placodont
SMNS 59825 (isolated dorsal vertebra; Rieppel 1994, fig. 47)
 Sauropterygia - Nothosauridae
Nothosaurus sp. Münster 1834 diapsid
SMNS 59075, 59076; partial skulls; plus SMNS 59817 (Rieppel 1994, fig. 46)
Nothosaurus giganteus3 Münster 1834 diapsid
SMNS, uncatalogued several vertebrae
Nothosaurus mirabilis3 Münster 1834 diapsid
SMNS uncatalogued, coll. M. Wild no. 2074 and 564 (mandibles);