"Krautworst Naturstein" quarry, Mühlheim: Early/Lower Tithonian, Germany

List of taxa
Where & when
Taphonomy & methods
Metadata & references
Taxonomic list
Decapoda - Tanidromitidae
Gabriella lugobaensis Forster 1985
Forster 1985
Forster, 1985
Reptilia - Rhynchocephalia - Sphenodontidae
Oenosaurus muehlheimensis n. gen., n. sp. Rauhut et al. 2012
1 specimen
Holotype: BSPG 2009 I 23; partial skull and complete mandibles
see common names

Country:Germany State/province:Bayern County:Eichstätt
Coordinates: 48.9° North, 11.0° East (view map)
Paleocoordinates:40.1° North, 19.1° East
Basis of coordinate:estimated from map
Geographic resolution:small collection
Period:Jurassic Epoch:Late/Upper Jurassic
Stage:Tithonian 10 m.y. bin:Jurassic 6
Key time interval:Early/Lower Tithonian
Age range of interval:150.80000 - 145.00000 m.y. ago
Stratigraphic resolution:bed
Stratigraphy comments: Mörnsheim Formation (Lower Tithonian)
Lithology and environment
Primary lithology:planar lamination muddy,cherty/siliceous "limestone"
Includes fossils?Y
Lithology description: The specimen was found in the middle parts of the Moernsheim Formation exposed at Mühlheim (Fig. 1), in a section of platy, siliceous limestones overlying lime bank B-H-5 ("Krebs-Bank"). The marine Tithonian (Upper Jurassic) Moernsheim Formation covers the famous Solnhofen lithographic limestones in the western region of the Franconian Alb in northern Bavaria. In contrast to the underlying Solnhofen Formation, the sediments of the Moernsheim Formation are more heterogeneous, consisting of mainly siliceous limestones in alternate bedding with marly and limey sections, and with intercalated banks particularly in the lower parts of the formation.
Environment:marine indet.
Modes of preservation:body,adpression
Size of fossils:macrofossils
Preservation of anatomical detail:excellent
Temporal resolution:snapshot
Spatial resolution:allochthonous
Collection methods and comments
Collection methods:selective quarrying,mechanical,survey of museum collection
Reason for describing collection:taxonomic analysis
Museum repositories:BSP
Collection method comments: Bayerische Staatssammlung für Paläontologie und Geologie, Munich, Germany, BSPG
Database number:135673
Authorizer:R. Benson, C. Schweitzer Enterer:R. Benson, E. Johnson
Modifier:M. Carrano Research group:vertebrate
Created:2012-11-01 21:00:46 Last modified:2014-02-12 10:15:45
Access level:the public Released:2012-11-01 21:00:46
Creative Commons license:CC BY
Reference information

Primary reference:

43396. O. W. M. Rauhut, A. M. Heyng, A. López-Arbarello and A. Hecker. 2012. A new rhynchocephalian from the Late Jurassic of Germany with a dentition that is unique amongst tetrapods. PLoS ONE 7(10):e46839:1-9 [R. Benson/R. Benson/M. Carrano]

Secondary references:

47566decapod R. Forster. 1985. Frühe Anomuren und Brachyuren (Decapoda, Crustacea) aus dem Mittleren Dogger. Mitteilungen der Bayerischen Staatssammlung für Paläontologie und Historische Geologie 25:45-60 [C. Schweitzer/E. Johnson]