Burrer Quarry, Pfaffenhofen (Triassic of Germany)

Also known as Burrerschen Quarry, Weisser Steinbruch, Heilbronn

Where: Baden-Württemberg, Germany (49.1° N, 9.0° E: paleocoordinates 33.5° N, 10.3° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Löwenstein Formation, Alaunian (215.6 - 212.0 Ma)

• from "untere Fäule", originally assigned to lowermost marl band of Middle Stubensandstein. Middle Keuper, Middle Norian; now middle part of Löwenstein Fm.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; tabular, white sandstone and gray, blue marl

• "three to four meter thick massive, white sandstone unit...[with] overling six meters of grey-violet marls...All of the fossils in this report were derived from marls..." (ref 26360)

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by A. Burrer, G. Mayer, E. Fraas in 1902-1914; reposited in the SMNS

Collection methods: quarrying, mechanical,

Primary reference: E. Fraas. 1907. Aetosaurus crassicauda n. sp. nebst Beobachtungen über das Becken der Aetosaurier [Aetosaurus crassicauda n. sp. together with observations on the pelvis of aetosaurs]. Mitteilungen aus dem Königlichen Naturalien-Kabinett zu Stuttgart 42:101-109 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 47800: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 02.03.2005, edited by Bethany Allen and Richard Butler

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Osteichthyes
 Temnospondyli - Plagiosauridae
Gerrothorax pulcherrimus7 Fraas 1913 tetrapod
SMNS 12592
 Temnospondyli - Cyclotosauridae
Cyclotosaurus posthumus6 Fraas 1913 tetrapod
Reptilia
 Saurischia -
"Teratosaurus minor n. sp." = Efraasia minor8, "Efraasia minor" = Efraasia minor8, "Sellosaurus fraasi n. sp." = Efraasia minor4, "Thecodontosaurus diagnosticus n. sp." = Efraasia minor1
"Teratosaurus minor n. sp." = Efraasia minor8 Huene 1908 saurischian
SMNH 11838
"Efraasia minor" = Efraasia minor8 Huene 1908 saurischian
SMNH 12354, 12216, 12668, 14881
"Sellosaurus fraasi n. sp." = Efraasia minor4 Huene 1908 saurischian
SMNH 12038, 12188-12192
"Thecodontosaurus diagnosticus n. sp." = Efraasia minor1 Huene 1908 saurischian
SMNS 12667, 12668
 Saurischia - Plateosauridae
"Sellosaurus gracilis" = Plateosaurus gracilis3
"Sellosaurus gracilis" = Plateosaurus gracilis3 Huene 1905 plateosaurid
SMNS 12217, 12684, 12685
 Saurischia -
Halticosaurus longotarsus n. sp.7 Huene 1908 theropod
SMNS 12353
Procompsognathus triassicus n. gen. n. sp.2 Fraas 1913 before elegant jaw
SMNS 12591; prob. = Hallopus celerrimus
 Stagonolepididae - Stagonolepididae
"Aetosaurus crassicauda n. sp." = Aetosaurus ferratus
"Aetosaurus crassicauda n. sp." = Aetosaurus ferratus Fraas 1877 archosaur
SMNS 11837 (holotype), 12670, isolated dorsal plates, 14882, articulated tail
 Loricata -
"Saltoposuchus connectens n. gen. n. sp." = Saltoposuchus connectens7, "Saltoposuchus longipes n. sp." = Saltoposuchus connectens7
"Saltoposuchus connectens n. gen. n. sp." = Saltoposuchus connectens7 Huene 1921 crocodilian
SMNH 12352, 12591a, 12597; orig. "Aetosaurus (var minor)"
"Saltoposuchus longipes n. sp." = Saltoposuchus connectens7 Huene 1921 crocodilian
SMNS 12596; orig. "Aetosaurus (var major)"
 Phytosauria - Parasuchidae
Mystriosuchus sp.7 Fraas 1896 archosaur
SMNS 12594, 12595
Nicrosaurus meyeri n. sp.5 Hungerbühler and Hunt 2000 archosaur
SMNS 12593, complete skull, SMNS 12593/2, skull lacking the snout