Muthmannsdorf (Cretaceous of Austria)

Also known as Gosau, Neue Welt, Weiner Neustadt

Where: Niederosterreich, Austria (47.8° N, 16.2° E: paleocoordinates 33.1° N, 17.9° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Grünbach Formation (Lower Gosau Group), Early/Lower Campanian (83.5 - 70.6 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: estuary or bay; coal and sandstone

• coal-bearing beds, interbedded with sandstones and marls

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collected by Suess & Pawlowitsch in 1870

Collection methods: quarrying, surface (float), surface (in situ), mechanical,

Primary reference: E. Bunzel. 1870. Notice of a fragment of a reptilian skull from the Upper Cretaceous of Grünbach. Quarterly Review of the Geological Society of London 26:394 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 48720: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 29.03.2005, edited by Richard Butler, Roger Benson, Patricia Holroyd and Philip Mannion

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Testudines -
"Chelonia indet." = Testudines3
"Chelonia indet." = Testudines3 Batsch 1788 turtle
"Chersiten und Paludinosen"
 Testudines - Dortokidae
 Testudines -
cf. Kallokibotioninae indet.5 Nopsca 1923 turtle
 Testudinata -
Kallokibotion sp.4 Nopcsa 1923 turtle
 Dinosauria -
 Saurischia -
Megalosaurus pannoniensis n. sp.7 Seeley 1881 tetanuran
PIUW uncat.
 Ornithischia - Nodosauridae
"Struthiosaurus austriacus n. sp." = Struthiosaurus austriacus3, "Danubiosaurus anceps n. gen. n. sp." = Struthiosaurus austriacus3, "Pleuropeltus suessii n. gen. n. sp." = Struthiosaurus austriacus7, "Crataeomus pawlowitschii n. gen. n. sp." = Struthiosaurus austriacus7, "Crataeomus lepidophorus n. sp." = Struthiosaurus austriacus7
"Struthiosaurus austriacus n. sp." = Struthiosaurus austriacus3 Bunzel 1871 ornithischian
"Danubiosaurus anceps n. gen. n. sp." = Struthiosaurus austriacus3 Bunzel 1871 ornithischian
"Pleuropeltus suessii n. gen. n. sp." = Struthiosaurus austriacus7 Bunzel 1871 ornithischian
"Crataeomus pawlowitschii n. gen. n. sp." = Struthiosaurus austriacus7 Bunzel 1871 ornithischian
"Crataeomus lepidophorus n. sp." = Struthiosaurus austriacus7 Bunzel 1871 ornithischian
 Ornithischia -
Rhadinosaurus alcimus n. gen. n. sp.7
Rhadinosaurus alcimus n. gen. n. sp.7 Seeley 1881 ornithischian
 Neornithischia - Rhabdodontidae
Zalmoxes sp.6, "Iguanodon suessi n. sp." = Rhabdodon suessii3, "Oligosaurus adelus n. gen. n. sp." = Rhabdodon priscus7, "Ornithomerus gracilis n. gen. n. sp." = Rhabdodon priscus7
Zalmoxes sp.6 Weishampel et al. 2003 rhabdodontid
"Iguanodon suessi n. sp." = Rhabdodon suessii3 Bunzel 1871 rhabdodontid
Lectotype right dentary (PIUW 2349/2); dDentary tooth (PIUW 2349/3); maxillary tooth (PIUW 2349/4); fragmentary parietal (PIUW 2349/54); fragmentary left scapula (PIUW 3518); fragmentary ?radius (PIUW 3517); ?manual ungual (PIUW 2349/38); fragmentary left femur (PIUW 2349/3); fragmentary ?right tibia (PIUW 2348/35) listed by Osi et al. (2012)
"Oligosaurus adelus n. gen. n. sp." = Rhabdodon priscus7 Matheron 1869 rhabdodontid
"Ornithomerus gracilis n. gen. n. sp." = Rhabdodon priscus7 Matheron 1869 rhabdodontid
 Pterosauria -
Pterosauria indet.2 Kaup 1834 pterosaur
UWPI 2349/103, five larger and six smaller fragments of wing phalanges.
 Pterosauria - Azhdarchidae
Azhdarchidae indet.2 pterosaur
UWPI 2349/102, proximal half of right humerus
 Pterosauria -
Ornithocheirus bunzeli n. sp.7 Seeley 1881 pterosaur
UWPI 2349/101, rear end of left lower jaw
 Loricata -
"Crocodilus carcharidens n. sp." = Doratodon carcharidens3, "Crocodilia indet." = Crocodylia3, Crocodilus proavus n. sp.7
"Crocodilus carcharidens n. sp." = Doratodon carcharidens3 Bunzel 1871 crocodilian
IPUW 2349/57
"Crocodilia indet." = Crocodylia3 Owen 1842 crocodilian
described as "Crocodili ambigui"
Crocodilus proavus n. sp.7 Seeley 1881 crocodilian
 Squamata -
Araeosaurus gracilis n. gen. n. sp.7
Araeosaurus gracilis n. gen. n. sp.7 Seeley 1881 lizard
 Choristodera - Champsosauridae
Champsosauridae indet.1 Cope 1876 champsosaur
2349/55a, 2349/55b (vertebral centra), referred to Iguanodon suessi by Bunzel (1871)