Also known as Mansfelder Revier, Mansfelder Mulde, Mansfelder Land, Kupferschiefer, Copper Shale, Wolfsschacht, Otto-Schacht
Where: Saxony Anhalt, Germany (51.5° N, 11.5° E: paleocoordinates 16.1° N, 23.3° E)
• coordinate based on nearby landmark
• local area-level geographic resolution
When: Kupferschiefer Member (Werra Formation), Wuchiapingian (259.9 - 254.2 Ma)
• The Kupferschiefer (T1) is the basalmost unit of the Werra Formation (Z1), the latter being the basalmost formation of the Zechstein Series (Uppermost Permian of Central Europe).
•Brauns et al. (2003) reported a date of 257.3±1.6 Ma (Late Permian/Lopingian: Wuchiapingian) for the Kupferschiefer based on a Re-Os geochronological study. The presence of the conodont Mesogondolella britannica in Kupferschiefer equivalents supports a middle Wuchiapingian age for the Protorosaurus-bearing levels (Legler et al. 2005, 2008).
• member-level stratigraphic resolution
Environment/lithology: offshore; lithified, black claystone
•"Sedimentation rates during Kupferschiefer deposition were low (5 mm kyr)1; Füchtbauer, 1968). The Kupferschiefer is thus interpreted as a condensed section, which formed during maximum flooding (Ross & Ross, 1995; Strohmenger et al., 1996a)." (Becker & Bechstädt, 2006)
Size class: macrofossils
Collection methods: surface (float), mechanical,
• The fossils come from the spoil heaps of the copper mines.
•GM = Geiseltalmuseum of the Martin-Luther-Universität, Halle/Saale, Germany
•SSWG = Geological Institute of the Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität, Greifswald, Germany
Primary reference: S. E. Evans and H. Haubold. 1987. The gliding reptiles of the Upper Permian. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 90(3):275-303 [J. Mueller/T. Liebrecht/T. Liebrecht]more details
Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis
PaleoDB collection 85484: authorized by Johannes Mueller, entered by Torsten Liebrecht on 30.12.2008, edited by Bethany Allen
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