Stensiofjellet (Triassic of Norway)

Where: Svalbard, Norway (78.2° N, 18.0° E: paleocoordinates 41.7° N, 9.2° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Lusitaniadalen Member (Vikinghøgda Formation), Smithian (251.3 - 247.2 Ma)

• tardus Zone, ‘fish horizon’

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Primary reference: C. Romano and W. Brinkmann. 2010. A new specimen of the hybodont shark Palaeobates polaris with three-dimensionally preserved Meckel's cartilage from the Smithian (Early Triassic) of Spitsbergen. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 30(6):1673-1683 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 103365: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 26.01.2011, edited by Matthew Clapham

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Taxonomic list

Chondrichthyes
 Hybodontiformes - Acrodontidae
Palaeobates polaris Stensiö 1921 elasmobranch
PMU P.107
Actinopteri
 Saurichthyiformes - Saurichthyidae
Saurichthys wimani Woodward 1912
PIMUZ A/I 4363
"Saurichthys ? ornatus" = Saurichthys (Lepidosaurichthys) ornatus Stensiö 1925
PMU P.338
 Palaeonisciformes - Birgeriidae
Birgeria aldingeri
PMU P.1421
Birgeria sp. Stensiö 1919
PIMUZ A/I 4301