Esperstädt (Triassic of Germany)

Also known as Esperstedt

Where: Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany (51.4° N, 11.7° E: paleocoordinates 17.3° N, 19.6° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Schaumkalkbänke Member (Jena Formation), Anisian (247.2 - 242.0 Ma)

• Saurierkalk (orbicularis layers, lower middle Muschelkalk)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the BSP

Primary reference: O. Rieppel and R. Wild. 1996. A revision of the genus Nothosaurus (Reptilia: Sauropterygia) from the Germanic Triassic, with comments on the status of Conchiosaurus clavatus. Fieldiana: Geology, new series 34:1-82 [R. Benson/R. Benson]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 138114: authorized by Roger Benson, entered by Roger Benson on 04.01.2013

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Taxonomic list

 Sauropterygia - Nothosauridae
Nothosaurus venustus n. sp. Munster 1834 diapsid
Lost holotype reported by Münster (1834, p 525)
Conchiosaurus clavatus n. sp. Meyer 1833 diapsid
First reported by Meyer (1834, PI. I, Fig. 4): BSP AS I 1446; incomplete skull