Clay Pit, Engelbostel, Hannover (Cretaceous of Germany)

Where: Germany (52.4° N, 9.6° E: paleocoordinates 43.2° N, 18.0° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Endemoceras amblygonium ammonoid zone, Early/Lower Hauterivian (136.4 - 130.0 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: offshore; poorly lithified claystone

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: E. Malzahn. 1979. Apseudes giganteus nov. spec. — die erste Scherenassel aus der Kreide. Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums Wien 82:67-81 [W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 91586: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Wolfgang Kiessling on 04.10.2009, edited by Richard Butler, Loic Villier, Valentin Fischer and Matthew Clapham

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Taxonomic list

Malacostraca
 Tanaidacea - Cretitanaidae
"Ophthalmapseudes giganteus n. sp." = Cretitanais giganteus
"Ophthalmapseudes giganteus n. sp." = Cretitanais giganteus Malzahn 1979
 Tanaidacea - Jurapseudidae
Carlclausus emersoni n. gen. n. sp.4
Carlclausus emersoni n. gen. n. sp.4 Schram et al. 1986
Most of non-holotype material of Ophthalmapseudes giganteus Malzahn
 Decapoda - Nephropidae
Hoploparia dentata Roemer 1841 clawed lobster
 Decapoda - Mecochiridae
 Decapoda - Erymidae
"Eryma sulcata" = Eryma sulcatum
"Eryma sulcata" = Eryma sulcatum Harbort 1905 decapod
Chondrichthyes
 Squaliformes - Dalatiidae
Centroscymnus sp. Barbosa du Bocage and Brito Capello 1864 elasmobranch
 Squatiniformes - Squatinidae
Squatina sp. Dumeril 1806 angel shark
 Lamniformes - Lamnidae
Lamna sp. Cuvier 1816 mackerel shark
  - Scyllidae
Scyllium cf. tumidens Woodward 1889 shark
Reptilia
 Pterosauria -
Ornithocheirus wiedenrothi n. sp.6 Wild 1990 pterosaur
SMNS 56628, fragmentary cranial and postcranial material
 Ichthyosauria -
Ichthyosauria indet.1 de Blainville 1835 ichthyosaur
Anterior caudal centrum
 Ichthyosauria - Ichthyosauridae
Ichthyosaurus sp.3 Koenig 1818 ichthyosaur
Rib fragment
Asteroidea
 Paxillosida - Astropectinidae
Pentasteria sp.2 Valette 1929 sea star
 Valvatida - Goniasteridae
Goniasteridae indet.5 Forbes 1841 sea star