Wipperbr├╝cke, Parforcehaus (Triassic of Germany)

Also known as Mesorhinus holotype site

Where: Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany (51.8° N, 11.7° E: paleocoordinates 17.2° N, 20.8° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Middle Buntsandstein Group, Smithian (251.3 - 247.2 Ma)

• Jaekel identified the specimen as derived from a horizon at the base of the Middle Buntsandstein, immediately above the contact with the Lower Buntsandstein. If correct, this would indicate an Early Triassic, early Olenekian (Smithian) age. However, it should be noted that most subsequent workers doubt the locality information

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; concretionary, red sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: Specimen was formerly in the collections of the University of G├Âttingen, but was destroyed during World War II

Primary reference: O. Jaekel. 1910. Ueber einen neuen Belodonten aus dem Buntsandstein von Bernburg [On a new belodontid from the Buntsandstein of Bernburg]. Sitzungsberichte der Gesellschaft Naturforschender Freunde zu Berlin 1910(5):197-229 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 97732: authorized by Richard Butler, entered by Richard Butler on 27.08.2010

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Taxonomic list

 Phytosauria - Parasuchidae
"Paleorhinus sp." = Parasuchus
"Paleorhinus sp." = Parasuchus Lydekker 1885 archosaur
Partial skull