Clay Pit, Engelbostel, Hannover: Early/Lower Hauterivian, Germany

List of taxa
Where & when
Taphonomy & methods
Metadata & references
Taxonomic list
Malacostraca - Tanaidacea - Cretitanaidae
Ophthalmapseudes giganteus n. sp. Malzahn 1979
recombined as Cretitanais giganteus
Malacostraca - Tanaidacea - Jurapseudidae
Carlclausus emersoni n. gen., n. sp. Schram et al. 1986
Schram et al. 1986
Most of non-holotype material of Ophthalmapseudes giganteus Malzahn
Malacostraca - Decapoda - Nephropidae
Hoploparia dentata Roemer 1841
Malacostraca - Decapoda - Mecochiridae
Mecochirus ornatus
Malacostraca - Decapoda - Erymidae
Eryma sulcata Harbort 1905
corrected as Eryma sulcatum
Chondrichthyes - Squaliformes - Dalatiidae
Centroscymnus sp. Barbosa du Bocage and Brito Capello 1864
Chondrichthyes - Squatiniformes - Squatinidae
Squatina sp. Dumeril 1806
Chondrichthyes - Lamniformes - Lamnidae
Lamna sp. Cuvier 1816
Chondrichthyes - Scyllidae
Scyllium cf. tumidens Woodward 1889
Ornithocheirus wiedenrothi n. sp. Wild 1990
Wild 1990 1 specimen
SMNS 56628, fragmentary cranial and postcranial material
Ichthyosauria indet. (de Blainville 1835)
Muller 1990
Anterior caudal centrum
Reptilia - Ichthyosauridae
Ichthyosaurus sp. Koenig 1818
Pockrandt 1982
Rib fragment
Asteroidea - Paxillosida - Astropectinidae
Pentasteria sp. Valette 1929
Neumann 2010 1 specimen
Asteroidea - Valvatida - Goniasteridae
Goniasteridae indet. Forbes 1841
Weitschat 1984 1 specimen
see common names

Coordinates: 52.4° North, 9.6° East (view map)
Paleocoordinates:43.2° North, 18.0° East
Basis of coordinate:based on nearby landmark
Geographic resolution:outcrop
Period:Cretaceous Epoch:Early/Lower Cretaceous
Stage:Hauterivian 10 m.y. bin:Cretaceous 2
Key time interval:Early/Lower Hauterivian Ammonoid zone: Endemoceras amblygonium
Age range of interval:136.40000 - 130.00000 m.y. ago
Stratigraphic resolution:group of beds
Lithology and environment
Primary lithology: poorly lithified claystone
Modes of preservation:body
Size of fossils:macrofossils
Articulated whole bodies:some
Disassociated major elements:many
Collection methods and comments
Collection methods:field collection
Reason for describing collection:taxonomic analysis
Database number:91586
Authorizer:W. Kiessling, R. Butler, V. Fischer, M. Clapham, L. Villier Enterer:W. Kiessling, R. Butler, V. Fischer, M. Clapham, L. Villier
Modifier:W. Kiessling Research group:marine invertebrate,vertebrate
Created:2009-10-04 04:23:26 Last modified:2009-10-04 06:40:27
Access level:the public Released:2009-10-04 04:23:26
Creative Commons license:CC BY
Reference information

Primary reference:

30868. E. Malzahn. 1979. Apseudes giganteus nov. spec. — die erste Scherenassel aus der Kreide. Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums Wien 82:67-81 [W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling]

Secondary references:

55243 D. Muller. 1990. Neue Funde unserer Mitglieder: Ichthyosaurierwirbel. Arbeitskreis Paläontologie Hannover 18(3):66-67 [V. Fischer/V. Fischer]
31878 C. Neumann. 2010. Pentasteria sp., ein Kammseestern (Astropectinidae) aus dem Unter-Hauterive von Engelbostel. Arbeitskreis Paläontologie Hannover 38:35-40 [L. Villier/L. Villier]
55244 W. Pockrandt. 1982. Aufgelassene Tongruben der Unterkreide im Norden Hannovers. Arbeitskreis Paläontologie Hannover 10(5):6-15 [V. Fischer/V. Fischer]
60644 F. R. Schram, J. Sieg, and E. Malzahn. 1986. Fossil Tanaidacea. Transactions of the San Diego Society of Natural History 21:127-144 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]
31079 D. M. Unwin, J. Lü, and N. N. Bakhurina. 2000. On the systematic and stratigraphic significance of pterosaurs from the Lower Cretaceous Yixian Formation (Jehol Group) of Liaoning, China. Mitteilungen aus dem Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin, Geowissenschaftlichen Reihe 3:181-206 [R. Butler/R. Butler/R. Butler]
31879 W. Weitschat. 1984. Ein seltener Seesternfund aus dem Hauterive von Engelbostel. Arbeitskreis Paläontologie Hannover 12(6):95-96 [L. Villier/L. Villier]
31387 R. Wild. 1990. Ein Flugsaurierrest (Reptilia, Pterosauria) aus der Unterkreide (Hauterive) von Hannover (Niedersachen). Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie, Abhandlungen 181:241-254 [R. Butler/R. Butler]