Niederhaslich (Permian of Germany)

Also known as Niederhässlich; Niederhäslich; Nieder-Hässlich; Plauenscher Grund; Döhlen Basin

Where: Saxony, Germany (51.0° N, 13.7° E: paleocoordinates 7.0° N, 22.8° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Niederhäslich limestone Member (Niederhäslich-Schweinsdorf Formation), Sakmarian (295.5 - 290.1 Ma)

• "The Niederhäslich Formation belongs stratigraphically [...] to the Melanerpeton gracile-M. pulcherimus Zone, i. e. uppermost Unterrotliegend" (U. Hoffman, 2002, Workshop „Oberkarbon - Untertrias in Zentraleuropa: Prozesse und ihr Timing“ [online] http://www.geo.tu-freiberg.de/palaeo/GeoTage-2002.pdf) (TL);

•the Niederhäslich limestone is Asselian according to assorted references, e.g., Gebhardt and Schneider 1993 (JA)

•According to Roscher & Schneider (2006, in Lucas et al. (eds), Geol. Soc. Spec. Publ. 265) the Niederhäslich Fm. is Sakmarian in age (TL).

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lacustrine; limestone

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: Museum: Staatliches Museum für Mineralogie und Geologie, Dresden (SMMGD)

Primary reference: J. Boy. 1990. Über einige Vertreter der Eryopoidea (Amphibia: Temnospondyli) aus dem europäischen Rotliegend (?höchstes Karbon - Perm), 3. Onchiodon; (On some representatives of the Eryopoidea (Amphibia: Temnospondyli) from the European Rotliegend (?Uppermost Carboniferous - Permian), 3. Onchiodon). Paläontologische Zeitschrift 64(3/4):287-312 [J. Alroy/S. Kuemmell/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 52522: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Susanna Kümmell on 10.08.2005, edited by Torsten Liebrecht, Richard Butler, Emma Dunne and Bethany Allen

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Taxonomic list

Osteichthyes
 Temnospondyli -
Archegosaurus latifrons n. sp.2 Geinitz and Deichmüller 1882 tetrapod
 Temnospondyli - Eryopidae
Onchiodon labyrinthicus Geinitz 1861 tetrapod
Onchiodon aff. labyrinthicus Geinitz 1861 tetrapod
Forma "laticeps" (based on "Pelosaurus laticeps")
 Temnospondyli - Micromelerpetidae
Branchierpeton amblystomum Credner 1881 tetrapod
 Temnospondyli - Zatracheidae
Acanthostomatops vorax Credner 1883 tetrapod
 Temnospondyli - Branchiosauridae
"Branchiosaurus gracilis n. sp." = Apateon gracilis
"Branchiosaurus gracilis n. sp." = Apateon gracilis Credner 1881 tetrapod
SCD-S756/759 (Holotype: large complete skull and anterior postcranial skeleton)
Reptilia
 Araeoscelidia - Araeoscelidae
Kadaliosaurus priscus n. gen. n. sp.1
Kadaliosaurus priscus n. gen. n. sp.1 Credner 1889 diapsid
Osteichthyes
 Synapsida -
"Palaeohatteria longicaudata n. gen. n. sp." = Haptodus baylei4
"Palaeohatteria longicaudata n. gen. n. sp." = Haptodus baylei4 Gaudry 1886 synapsid
 Synapsida - Edaphosauridae
"Naosaurus credneri n. sp." = Edaphosaurus credneri3
"Naosaurus credneri n. sp." = Edaphosaurus credneri3 Jaekel 1910 synapsid
A fragmentary skeleton showing the pelvic region and posterior half of the presacral region (housed at the Museum of the Geologische Landesanhalt Leipzig)
 Cotylosauria - Stephanospondylidae
"Phanerosaurus pugnax n. sp." = Stephanospondylus pugnax2
"Phanerosaurus pugnax n. sp." = Stephanospondylus pugnax2 Geinitz and Deichmüller 1882 tetrapod
Small collection of cranial and postcranial remains