Heslach quarries, Stuttgart, "Heslacher Wand" (Triassic of Germany)

Where: Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany (48.8° N, 9.1° E: paleocoordinates 31.8° N, 10.4° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Middle Stubensandstein Member (Löwenstein Formation), Norian (228.0 - 208.5 Ma)

• Middle Keuper; originally Middle Stubensandstein

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fluvial-lacustrine; sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Kapff in 1860 onwards; reposited in the BMNH, SMNS

Collection methods: quarrying, mechanical,

• GPIT: Paläontologische Sammlung der Universität Tübingen

Primary reference: H. v. Meyer. 1861. Reptilien aus dem Stubensandstein des oberen Keupers. Palaeontographica 7:253-346 [R. Butler/R. Butler]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 47785: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 01.03.2005, edited by Richard Butler

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Saurischia - Plateosauridae
"Sellosaurus gracilis n. gen. n. sp." = Plateosaurus gracilis3, "Thecodontosaurus hermannianus n. sp." = Plateosaurus gracilis3
"Sellosaurus gracilis n. gen. n. sp." = Plateosaurus gracilis3 Huene 1905 plateosaurid
SMNS 5715
"Thecodontosaurus hermannianus n. sp." = Plateosaurus gracilis3 Huene 1905 plateosaurid
SMNS 4388
 Stagonolepididae - Stagonolepididae
"Paratypothorax andressi n. gen. n. sp." = Paratypothorax andressorum7
"Paratypothorax andressi n. gen. n. sp." = Paratypothorax andressorum7 Long and Ballew 1985 archosaur
SMNS unnumbered, anterior caudal paramedial scute (holotype), SMNS, fairly complete dorsal carapace. YPM 3694, lateral scute. BMNH 38083, 38085, 38086, 38089, paramedian scutes. BMNH 42748a, 38087, lateral scutes
 Loricata - Rauisuchidae
Teratosaurus suevicus n. gen. n. sp.
Teratosaurus suevicus n. gen. n. sp. Meyer 1861 rauisuchid
BMNH 38646, maxilla. BMNH 38647, 38648, crowns.
 Pseudosuchia -
Rauisuchia indet.1 Huene 1942 archosaur
SMNS 52972, ilium
 Phytosauria - Parasuchidae
? Nicrosaurus sp.2 Fraas 1866 archosaur
SMNS 53534, right ilium
Nicrosaurus meyeri6 Hungerbühler and Hunt 2000 archosaur
BMNH 42745, SMNS 4059, SMNS uncat. no. 11, BMNH 38039, skulls, BMNH 38038, GPIT 261/011, mandibles
"Belodon kapffi n. sp." = Nicrosaurus kapffi5 Meyer 1860 archosaur
SMNS 4060, 4060a, uncat no 14, 15, parts of a single skull (lectotype: see Hungerbühler 1998). SMNS 4378, 4379, 5725, 5726, 5727, 54706, skulls. BMNH 42743, skull. BMNH 38043, squamosal. SMNS uncat. no 12, partial quadrate. SMNS 4380, 5730, uncat. no 9, mandibular material. BMNH 38036, 42744 mandibles. GPIT uncat. no 399, mandibular fragment
 Eosuchia - Tanystropheidae
"Tanystropheus" posthumus n. sp.4 archosauromorph
SMNS 4385, vertebra