Heroldsberg, Feuerletten (Triassic of Germany)

Also known as Plateosaurus type site, Nürnberg

Where: Bayern, Germany (49.5° N, 11.1° E: paleocoordinates 33.1° N, 11.4° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Feuerletten Member (Trossingen Formation), Norian (228.0 - 208.5 Ma)

• from Plateosaurus-Konglomerat (= "Zanclodon-Breccie") of the Feuerletten (= "Zanclodon-Letten"); equivalent to Knollenmergel or Trossingen Formation of the upper Middle Keuper, upper Norian (see Deutsche Stratigraphische Kommission 2005: Cour. Forsch.-Inst. Senckenberg 253:1-296).

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; conglomerate

• "breccia-type sandstone"

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Engelhardt in 1834

Collection methods: quarrying, mechanical,

• UEN: Institut für Paläontologie der Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Erlangen

Primary reference: H. v. Meyer. 1837. Mittheilungen, an Professor Bronn gerichtet [Communications, sent to Professor Bronn]. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Geognosie, Geologie und Petrefaktenkunde 1837:314-317 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 48683: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 28.03.2005, edited by Richard Butler

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Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Testudines - Proganochelyidae
Proganochelyidae indet. turtle
UEN 549, piece of plastron; previously identified as possible dermal scute
 Saurischia - Plateosauridae
Plateosaurus engelhardti n. gen. n. sp.
Plateosaurus engelhardti n. gen. n. sp. Meyer 1837 plateosaurid
UEN 552, sacrum (lectotype); UEN 550, caudal verteba, 551, chevron, 554/555, femur, 556, tibia, 557a-b, posterior dorsal, 558, caudal vertebra, 559, femoral head, 561, 562, middle dorsal vertebrae, 563a-c, middle dorsal rib. Missing pubis fragments and caudal vertebra
 Saurischia -
cf. Liliensternus sp. Welles 1984 neotheropod
UEN proximal left metatarsal II (lost)