Baerecke-Limpricht clay pit, Halberstadt (bed 18) (Triassic of Germany)

Also known as ETE Locality 1559, Plateosaurus bonebed

Where: Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany (51.9° N, 11.1° E: paleocoordinates 39.7° N, 10.5° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Knollenmergel Member (Trossingen Formation), Rhaetian (208.5 - 201.3 Ma)

• Knollenmergel, upper Middle Keuper

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: "floodplain"; gray, green, red, blue claystone and sandstone

• ETE sed env 1: fluvial, ETE sed env 2: floodplain ETE event: ., ETE env comment: miring
• ETE rock type adj: 0, ETE lithology comments: .; "12 m of mudstones of mainly greenish-gray and reddish colors...overlain by fluvial sandstones...claystones with a very low carbonate content.", also described as a "bluish clay"

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collected by O. Jaekel in 1909-1913

Collection methods: quarrying, mechanical,

• ETE reference list: 478

Primary reference: O. Jaekel. 1910. Die Fussstellung und Lebensweise der grossen Dinosaurier [The foot posture and way of life of the large dinosaurs]. Zeitschrift der Deutschen Geologischen Gesellschaft 62:270-277 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taphonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 22684: authorized by Anna Behrensmeyer, entered by Anna Behrensmeyer on 23.04.2001, edited by Matthew Carrano, Bethany Allen and Roger Benson

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Polypodiopsida
 Equisetales - Equisetidae
 Coniferales - Podocarpaceae
cf. Podozamites distans6 Presl 1838 podocarp
Chondrichthyes
 Hybodontiformes - Acrodontidae
cf. Acrodus sp.6 Agassiz 1834 elasmobranch
Osteichthyes
 Therapsida - Haramiyidae
Thomasia hahni n. sp.1 Butler and Macintyre 1994 mammaliaform
Reptilia
 Testudinata -
"Stegochelys dux n. gen. n. sp." = Proganochelys quenstedtii4, "Triassochelys dux" = Proganochelys quenstedtii6
"Stegochelys dux n. gen. n. sp." = Proganochelys quenstedtii4 Baur 1887 turtle
MB 1910.45.2 (holotype), skull and partial skeleton
"Triassochelys dux" = Proganochelys quenstedtii6 Baur 1887 turtle
 Saurischia - Plateosauridae
"Plateosaurus longiceps n. sp." = Plateosaurus erlenbergiensis2
"Plateosaurus longiceps n. sp." = Plateosaurus erlenbergiensis2 Huene 1905 plateosaurid
HMN I, XXIV, XXV = MB.R.1937
 Saurischia -
Gresslyosaurus torgeri n. sp.3 Jaekel 1911 Gressly's lizard
HMN III = MB.R.4401.1–18
 Theropoda -
Liliensternus sp.8 Welles 1984 neotheropod
scapula
 Avetheropoda -
 Theropoda -
Pterospondylus trielbae n. gen. n. sp.4 Jaekel 1914 ceratosaur
cf. Halticosaurus longotarsus6 Huene 1908 theropod
 Eosuchia - Sphenodontidae
Elachistosuchus huenei n. gen. n. sp.5
Elachistosuchus huenei n. gen. n. sp.5 Janensch 1949 lepidosaur
Amphibia
 Temnospondyli - Cyclotosauridae
Cyclotosaurus hemprichi n. sp.9 Kuhn 1942 tetrapod
 Temnospondyli -
Hemiprichisaurus keuperinus n. gen. n. sp.6 Kuhn 1939 tetrapod
Actinopteri
 Pachycormiformes - Pachycormidae
 Teleostei -
 Perleidiformes - Colobodontidae
cf. Colobodus sp.6 Agassiz 1843
Malacostraca
 Decapoda -
Decapoda indet.7 Latreille 1802 decapod
Gastropoda
 Architaenioglossa - Viviparidae
aff. Paludina sp.6 Férussac 1812 snail
Bivalvia
 Unionida - Unionidae
Unio franconicus6 freshwater mussel