Berlichingen (Triassic of Germany)

Where: Jagst, Germany (49.3° N, 9.5° E: paleocoordinates 15.5° N, 17.5° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

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

• upper Muschelkalk [nodosus biozone]

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the SMNS

Collection methods: mechanical

Primary reference: O. Rieppel. 1994. Osteology of Simosaurus gaillardoti and the relationships of stem-group Sauropterygia. Fieldiana: Geology, new series 28:1-85 [R. Benson/R. Benson/R. Benson]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 138089: authorized by Roger Benson, entered by Roger Benson on 04.01.2013

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Taxonomic list

 Sauropterygia - Nothosauridae
Nothosaurus giganteus Münster 1834 diapsid
SMNS 56273 (vertebra)
Nothosaurus mirabilis Münster 1834 diapsid
SMNS 56286 (skull); plus specimens referred by Rieppel & Wild (1996): SMNS 59360 (mandible)
Nothosaurus ? mirabilis Münster 1834 diapsid
An as yet undescribed specimen, perhaps referable to N mirabilis (SMNS 56618)