Compsognathus type, Kelheim (BSP) (Jurassic of Germany)

Where: Bayern, Germany (48.9° N, 11.9° E: paleocoordinates 40.2° N, 19.9° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Solnhofen Formation, Tithonian (152.1 - 145.0 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lagoonal or restricted shallow subtidal; limestone

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: mold/impression, adpression, replaced with calcite

Collected by Oberndorfer in the 1850s

Collection methods: bulk, quarrying, mechanical,

Primary reference: H. v. Meyer. 1839. Zu meiner nun vor fast zehn Jahren gemachten und unausgesetzt verfolgten Entdeckung... [On my constantly pursued discovery, now made almost ten years ago...]. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Geognosie, Geologie und Petrfaktenkunde 1839:76-79 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 57682: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Kaitlin Maguire on 15.12.2005, edited by Richard Butler, Roger Benson, Evangelos Vlachos, Terri Cleary and Jonathan Tennant

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Testudines - Eurysternidae
"Idiochelys fitzingeri n. sp." = Idiochelys fitzingeri, "Idiochelys wagneri n. sp." = Idiochelys fitzingeri7, Plesiochelys minima n. sp.1, Palaeomedusa crassipes4, Palaeomedusa testa n. sp.6
"Idiochelys fitzingeri n. sp." = Idiochelys fitzingeri Meyer 1839 turtle
First reported by von Meyer 1839
"Idiochelys wagneri n. sp." = Idiochelys fitzingeri7 Meyer 1839 turtle
First reported by von Meyer 1846
Plesiochelys minima n. sp.1 Oertel 1915 turtle
Palaeomedusa crassipes4 turtle
Collected by Herrn Dr. Oberndorfer 19 November 1859
Palaeomedusa testa n. sp.6 von Meyer 1860 turtle
BSPG AS I 818 (holotype), partial anterior half of a carapace with skull, articulated cervical series, and complete right and partial left forelimbs
 Testudines - Platychelyidae
Platychelys oberndorferi n. sp.7 Wagner 1853 turtle
The holotype. Plus Wagner 1861 reported a second specimen: 'Herr Dr Oberndorfer has collected a second example of Platychelys oberndorferi from the shales of Kelheim'
 Testudinata -
Aplax oberndorferi n. gen. n. sp.1
Aplax oberndorferi n. gen. n. sp.1 Meyer 1843 turtle
 Avetheropoda - Compsognathidae
Compsognathus longipes n. gen. n. sp.8
Compsognathus longipes n. gen. n. sp.8 Wagner 1861 elegant jaw
 Pterosauria - Rhamphorhynchidae
"Rhamphorhynchus longicaudus" = Rhamphorhynchus muensteri10
"Rhamphorhynchus longicaudus" = Rhamphorhynchus muensteri10 Goldfuss 1831 pterosaur
"Exemplar 6"
 Loricata - Atoposauridae
Atoposaurus oberndorferi n. sp.9 Meyer 1850 crocodilian
TM 3956 (Teyler-Museum, Haarlem)
 Squamata - Eichstaettisauridae
Schoenesmahl dyspepsia n. gen. n. sp.2
Schoenesmahl dyspepsia n. gen. n. sp.2 Conrad 2017 squamates
[PREV. ID'D AS BAVARISAURUS] SNSB-BSPG AS I 563b (holotype), incomplete skeleton found in stomach of C. longipes holotype
 Squamata -
Bavarisaurus macrodactylus5 Wagner 1854 squamates
BSPHM 1873 III (A.K.A. SNSB-BSPG 1873 III 501, holotype), complete skeleton
 Rhynchocephalia - Homoeosauridae
Homoeosaurus maximiliani n. sp.3 von Meyer 1847 rhynchocephalian
Meyer 1847 holotype (no number given; since lost). Neotype: IPHG no. AS I 565, a partial skeleton (Holotype and neotype both partial skeletons). l'Universite Humboldt-Berlin no. RHY4, partial skeleton
 Roveacrinida - Saccocomidae
Saccocoma sp.5 Agassiz 1836 Sea lily