Meride (Triassic of Switzerland)

Also known as Val Mara

Where: Ticino, Switzerland (45.9° N, 8.9° E: paleocoordinates 7.9° N, 20.6° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: upper limestone Member (Meride Formation), Ladinian (242.0 - 237.0 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: limestone

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: coprolite

Collected in 1971

Primary reference: A. Toroni. 1979. Les reptiles du Trias moyen du Monte San Giorgio, Tessin [The reptiles from the Middle Triassic of Monte San Giorgio, Tessino]. Bulletin der Vereinigung Schweiz. Petroleum Geologen und Ingenieure 45(109):17-34 [M. Carrano/H. Street/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 110930: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Hallie Street on 16.06.2011

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Taxonomic list

 Sauropterygia - Nothosauridae
Lariosaurus balsami Curioni 1841 diapsid