Upper Muschelkalk, Crailsheim, Baden-Württemberg (Triassic of Germany)

Where: Germany (49.1° N, 10.1° E: paleocoordinates 15.5° N, 18.0° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• hand sample-level geographic resolution

When: Muschelkalk Formation, Ladinian (242.0 - 237.0 Ma)

• Upper Muschelkalk

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; lithified limestone

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: D. B. Blake and H. Hagdorn. 2003. The Asteroidea (Echinodermata) of the Muschelkalk (Middle Triassic of Germany). Paläontologische Zeitschrift 77(1):23-58 [L. Villier/L. Villier/L. Villier]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 59927: authorized by Loic Villier, entered by Loic Villier on 21.04.2006, edited by Roger Benson

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• include the holotype of T. weissmanni Münster 1843
Bivalvia
 Trigoniida - Myophoriidae
"Myophoria laevigata" = Neoschizodus laevigatus2
"Myophoria laevigata" = Neoschizodus laevigatus2 Ziethen 1830 clam
Reptilia
 Sauropterygia - Simosauridae
Simosaurus sp.3 Meyer 1842 nothosaur
Isolated dorsal centrum (SMNS 54763; Rieppel 1994, fig. 48A)
 Sauropterygia - Placodontidae
Placodus gigas4 Agassiz 1833 placodont
SMNS 18641 (skull)
 Sauropterygia - Cyamodontidae
Cyamodus kuhnschnyderi n. sp.5 Nosotti and Pinna 1993 placodont
SMNS 15855 (holotype skull), 16270 (paratype skull), 18380 (paratype lower jaw), 15891c, 16725, 81600 (carapace fragments): from the Hohenlohe Subformation of the Meissner Formation, Discoceratitenschichten, upper Muschelkalk (mo2)
 Sauropterygia - Nothosauridae
"Nothosaurus giganteus" = Nothosaurus giganteus6, "Nothosaurus angustifrons n. sp." = Nothosaurus giganteus6, "Nothosaurus aduncidens n. sp." = Nothosaurus giganteus6, Nothosaurus mirabilis6
"Nothosaurus giganteus" = Nothosaurus giganteus6 Münster 1834 diapsid
SMNS 7537 (mandible); SMNS 7860 (skull); SMNS 10806 (mandibular symphysis); SMNS suncatalogued (coracoid); SMNS uncatalogued (ischium)
"Nothosaurus angustifrons n. sp." = Nothosaurus giganteus6 Münster 1834 diapsid
SMNS 8549 of Fraas, 1896, Fig. 3 ["Blezinger" specimen of Nothosaurus angustifrons]); SMNS 51972 (skull)
"Nothosaurus aduncidens n. sp." = Nothosaurus giganteus6 Münster 1834 diapsid
SMNS 4200, holotype premaxillae; SMNS 7860a,b "Allmendinger" skull from Fraas 1896, fig. 2; SMNS 8549 of Fraas, 1896, Fig. 2 [specimen "Blezinger" of Nothosaurus andriani]
Nothosaurus mirabilis6 Münster 1834 diapsid
SMNS 13155, 16433, 56587 (skulls)
Ophiuroidea
 Ophiurida - Ophiuridae
"Aspidura scutellata" = Aspiduriella scutellata1, "Aspidura sp." = Aspiduriella2
"Aspidura scutellata" = Aspiduriella scutellata1 Blumenbach 1803 brittle star
"Aspidura sp." = Aspiduriella2 Bolette 1998 brittle star
Asteroidea
 Trichasteropsida - Trichasteropsiidae
Trichasteropsis weissmanni von Münster 1843 sea star
Trichasteropsis senfti Eck 1879 sea star