Eichstätt [Solnhofener Plattenkalk] (Jurassic of Germany)

Where: Bayern, Germany (48.9° N, 11.4° E: paleocoordinates 40.1° N, 19.4° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Hybonotum ammonoid zone, Solnhofener Plattenkalk Formation, Early/Lower Tithonian (150.8 - 145.0 Ma)

• STRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONS: From several beds within the Solnhofener Plattenkalk, including Malm 2b, and the Hybonoticeras hybonotum biozone. AGE: Lower Tithonian.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lagoonal or restricted shallow subtidal; lithified lime mudstone

• ENVIRONMENT: Marine, but not stated more specifically.
• SPECIFIC LITHOLOGY: Chalk. LITHIFICATION: Lithified, on the basis of figured specimens.

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: mold/impression, adpression, soft parts

Collected by Muenste, Keupp; reposited in the MfN

Collection methods: quarrying,

• COLLECTOR: Muenster, ~1840's; Keupp (more recently). REPOSITORY: Museum of Natural History, Berlin, and the Institute of Geological Sciences, Paleontology, Free University of Berlin.

Primary reference: D. Fuchs, H. Keupp, and T. Engeser. 2003. New records of soft parts of Muensterella scutellaris Muenster, 1842 (Coeloidea) from the Late Jurassic plattenkalks or Eichstãtt and their significance for octobrachian relationships. Berliner Paläobio. Abh. 3:101-111 [A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 84365: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 12.10.2008, edited by John Alroy, Richard Butler, Roger Benson, Bethany Allen and Jonathan Tennant

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Taxonomic list

• COVERAGE: Limited to taxa described in publication (Coleoidea). NOMENCLATURE: Authoritative publication, with modern nomenclature, and species-resolution identification.
Cephalopoda
 Vampyromorpha - Muensterellidae
Muensterella scutellaris Muenster 1842 vampire squids
 Teuthida -
Chondrichthyes
 Synechodontiformes - Paleospinacidae
"Pristiurus hassei n. sp." = Macrourogaleus hassei2
"Pristiurus hassei n. sp." = Macrourogaleus hassei2 Woodward 1889 elasmobranch
BSP specimen from "Eichstätt"
Reptilia
 Pterosauria -
"Pterodactylus longicollum" = Ardeadactylus longicollum7, Gnathosaurus subulatus7, "Pterodactylus cristatus n. sp." = Germanodactylus cristatus7, "Pterodactylus elegans n. sp." = Ctenochasma elegans7, "Ctenochasma gracile" = Ctenochasma elegans4, "Pterodactylus pulchellus n. sp." = Ctenochasma elegans3, "Pterodactylus suevicus" = Cycnorhamphus suevicus7, Pterodactylus grandis7
"Pterodactylus longicollum" = Ardeadactylus longicollum7 Meyer 1854 pterosaur
Specimens lost (formerly Munich)
Gnathosaurus subulatus7 Meyer 1833 pterosaur
Phil.-Theol. Hochschule Eichstätt 1951.84
"Pterodactylus cristatus n. sp." = Germanodactylus cristatus7 Wiman 1925 pterosaur
BSP 1892 IV 1
"Pterodactylus elegans n. sp." = Ctenochasma elegans7 Wagner 1861 pterosaur
BSP 1875 XIV 501 (neotype), 1867 II 1, PIMUZ A/III 100, Museum Berger Harthof specimens, Phil.-Theol. Hochschule Eichstatt 1950.33
"Ctenochasma gracile" = Ctenochasma elegans4 Wagner 1861 pterosaur
BSP 1920 I 57
"Pterodactylus pulchellus n. sp." = Ctenochasma elegans3 Wagner 1861 pterosaur
"Pterodactylus suevicus" = Cycnorhamphus suevicus7 Quenstadt 1855 pterosaur
Specimen lost (formerly Munich)
Pterodactylus grandis7 Cuvier 1824 pterosaur
Dresden specimen, BMNH 37 002, 42 737, Phil.-Theol. Hochschule Eichstätt specimen
 Pterosauria - Anurognathidae
Anurognathus ammoni n. gen. n. sp.8
Anurognathus ammoni n. gen. n. sp.8 Döderlein 1923 pterosaur
BSP 1922 I 42
 Pterosauria -
"Ornithocephalus antiquus n. gen. n. sp." = Pterodactylus antiquus5, Pterodactylus spectabilis n. sp.3, Pterodactylus kochi7, Pterodactylus micronyx7
"Ornithocephalus antiquus n. gen. n. sp." = Pterodactylus antiquus5 Soemmerring 1812 pterosaur
TM 10341 (holotype), BSP AS I 739, MB specimen
Pterodactylus spectabilis n. sp.3 Meyer 1861 pterosaur
Pterodactylus kochi7 Wagner 1837 pterosaur
MB 1876.2060, BSP AS V 29, 1924 V 1, 1937 I 18, 1929 I 18, 1883 XV 1
Pterodactylus micronyx7 Meyer 1856 pterosaur
BSP 1936 I 50, 1911 I 31, Universität Brünn E 552, Rijksmuseum Leiden St. 18 183, Wien R405, BMNH 42 735, Uppsala specimen
 Pterosauria - Rhamphorhynchidae
"Pterodactylus crassirostris n. sp." = Scaphognathus crassirostris8, Rhamphorhynchus sp.8, "Rhamphorhynchus muensteri" = Rhamphorhynchus muensteri8, "Rhamphorhynchus cf. muensteri" = Rhamphorhynchus muensteri8, "Rhamphorhynchus longiceps n. sp." = Rhamphorhynchus muensteri8, "Rhamphorhynchus longicaudus" = Rhamphorhynchus muensteri8, "Rhamphorhynchus gemmingi" = Rhamphorhynchus muensteri8, "Rhamphorhynchus cf. gemmingi" = Rhamphorhynchus muensteri8
"Pterodactylus crassirostris n. sp." = Scaphognathus crassirostris8 Goldfuss 1831 pterosaur
GPIB 1304; SMNS 59395, complete skeleton
Rhamphorhynchus sp.8 Meyer 1847 pterosaur
BMNH 43004, JME 1971.27, NSF R4125, BMM specimens, SMNS 9620
"Rhamphorhynchus muensteri" = Rhamphorhynchus muensteri8 Goldfuss 1831 pterosaur
YPM 1778, SMD BaJ 2210, AMNH 1943, TMH 6920/6921, BSP AS VI 34, 1929 I 69, NSF R 4128, PIMUZ A III 0107, HLD 432, GPK unnumbered
"Rhamphorhynchus cf. muensteri" = Rhamphorhynchus muensteri8 Goldfuss 1831 pterosaur
MB 3965
"Rhamphorhynchus longiceps n. sp." = Rhamphorhynchus muensteri8 Goldfuss 1831 pterosaur
BMNH 37002
"Rhamphorhynchus longicaudus" = Rhamphorhynchus muensteri8 Goldfuss 1831 pterosaur
BSPG 1964 XXIV 123 (cast), BSPG 1877 X 1, 1889 XI 1, 1960 I 470, 1938 I 503, Teyler-Museum 6930, MB 101 XVIII, 3967 (exemplars 4 & 19), Burgermeister-Museum BMM 7/SMNS 56301
"Rhamphorhynchus gemmingi" = Rhamphorhynchus muensteri8 Goldfuss 1831 pterosaur
GPIH MYE.13, USNM 2420
"Rhamphorhynchus cf. gemmingi" = Rhamphorhynchus muensteri8 Goldfuss 1831 pterosaur
GPIH WLL.1
 Loricata - Atoposauridae
Alligatorellus bavaricus n. sp.6 Tennant and Mannion 2014 crocodilian
BSP 1937 I 26 (Alligatorellus beaumonti bavaricus subspecies type)