Nothosaurus mirabilis M√ľnster 1834 (diapsid)

Reptilia - Sauropterygia - Nothosauridae

Synonyms: Dracosaurus bronni Auct 1834, Nothosaurus bergeri Meyer 1834, Nothosaurus muensteri Meyer 1847

Belongs to Nothosaurus according to O. Rieppel and R. Wild 1996

See also Chrzastek 2008, Lydekker 1889, Meyer 1855, Owen 1861, Spangenberg 1898 and Swinton 1934

Sister taxa: Conchiosaurus clavatus, Elmosaurus lelmensis, Kolposaurus dichthadius, Metriorhynchus priscus, Nothosaurus cristatus, Nothosaurus cymatosauroides, Nothosaurus edingerae, Nothosaurus giganteus, Nothosaurus haasi, Nothosaurus hecki, Nothosaurus ichthyospondylus, Nothosaurus jagisteus, Nothosaurus juvenilis, Nothosaurus marchicus, Nothosaurus rostellatus, Nothosaurus schimperi, Nothosaurus tchernowi, Nothosaurus unexpectus, Nothosaurus venustus, Nothosaurus winkelhorsti, Nothosaurus winterswijkensis, Nothosaurus yangjuanensis, Nothosaurus youngi, Nothosaurus zhangi, Plesiosaurus speciosus, Simosaurus mougeoti

Type specimens:

  • Nothosaurus mirabilis: BT uncatalogued, a partial skeleton (anterior part of the lower jaw and most of the postcranial skeleton). Its type locality is Oschenberg, near Laineck, which is in a Ladinian marine horizon in Germany.
  • Dracosaurus bronni: MHNP AC.9559 (cast).
  • Nothosaurus bergeri: Its type locality is Molsdorf, Arnstadt, which is in a Longobardian estuary/bay horizon in the Erfurt Formation of Germany.
  • Nothosaurus muensteri:

Ecology:

Distribution:

• Triassic of Germany (9 collections)

Total: 9 collections including 10 occurrences

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