Bruns Quarry paleosol, Nettelstedt (Jurassic of Germany)

Where: Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany (52.3° N, 8.7° E: paleocoordinates 43.4° N, 16.9° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Unterbank Member (Süntel Formation), Early/Lower Kimmeridgian (155.7 - 150.8 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coarse channel fill; massive, paleosol/pedogenic sandstone

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collected by H. Breitkreutz in 2002

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

Primary reference: C. Diedrich. 2011. Upper Jurassic tidal flat megatracksites of Germany—coastal dinosaur migration highways between European islands, and a review of the dinosaur footprints. Palaeobiodiversity and Palaeoenvironments 91:129-155 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 182492: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 02.11.2016

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Hybodontiformes - Hybodontidae
Hybodus sp. Agassiz 1837 elasmobranch
fin spine, teeth
 Testudines - Plesiochelyidae
Tropidemys langii Rütimeyer 1873 turtle
 Testudines - Eurysternidae
Idiochelys fitzingeri Meyer 1839 turtle
Eurysternum wagleri Meyer 1839 turtle
 Saurischia -
Sauropoda indet. sauropod
OWLno. 2002/1510; distal femur
Macronaria indet. Sereno 1997 sauropod
OWL no. 2002/1510; ungual I-2 ("?Brachiosaurus or Camarasaurus)
 Saurischia - Camarasauridae
"? Camarosaurus sp." = Camarasaurus
"? Camarosaurus sp." = Camarasaurus Cope 1877 camarasaurid
OWL no. 2002/1514; tooth
 Saurischia - Brachiosauridae
? Brachiosaurus sp. Riggs 1903 brachiosaurid
OWL no. 2002/1511; tooth, 1 dorsal centrum
 Saurischia -
Theropoda indet. theropod
 Avetheropoda - Allosauridae
? Allosaurus sp. Marsh 1877 allosaurid
 Saurischia - Megalosauridae
? Megalosaurus sp. Parkinson 1822 tetanuran
 Neornithischia - Dryosauridae
? Dryosaurus sp. Marsh 1894 bird foot dinosaur
OWLcoll. 2002/1512; radius
 Neornithischia -
? Camptosaurus sp. Marsh 1885 bird foot dinosaur
 Pterosauria -
? Comodactylus sp. Galton 1981 pterosaur
OWL no. 2002/1513; distal metapodial
 Loricata -
Machimosaurus sp. marine crocodile