Pleurosaurus goldfussi von Meyer 1831 (rhynchocephalian)

Reptilia - Rhynchocephalia - Pleurosauridae

Synonyms: Anguisaurus bipes Münster 1839, Anguisaurus minor Wagner 1860, Anguisaurus munsteri Wagner 1858, Pleurosaurus minor Wagner 1860, Saurophidium munsteri Wagner 1858

Full reference: H. von Meyer. 1831. [Pleurosaurus goldfussi.]. Nova Acta Academiae Caesareae Leopoldino-Carolinae Germanicae Naturae Curiosorum 15:194-195

Belongs to Pleurosaurus according to M. Cocude-Michel 1963

See also Lortet 1892, Meyer 1857 and von Meyer 1831

Sister taxon: Pleurosaurus ginsburgi

Type specimens:

  • Pleurosaurus goldfussi: von Meyer 1831 holotype, a skeleton (complete skeleton). Its type locality is Daiting, which is in a Tithonian lagoonal/restricted shallow subtidal lime mudstone in the Mörnsheim Formation of Germany.
  • Anguisaurus bipes: Its type locality is Solnhofen (Teyler Museum Collection), which is in a Tithonian lagoonal/restricted shallow subtidal lime mudstone in the Solnhofen Formation of Germany.
  • Anguisaurus minor:
  • Anguisaurus munsteri:

Ecology:

Distribution:

• Jurassic of France (3 collections), Germany (5)

Total: 8 collections each including a single occurrence

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