Queck, Sclerothorax type locality (Triassic of Germany)

Where: Hessen, Germany (50.7° N, 9.6° E: paleocoordinates 15.7° N, 20.0° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Eichsfeld Sandstein Formation (Middle Buntsandstein Group), Smithian (251.3 - 247.2 Ma)

• "Eichsfeld Sandstein, lower part of Middle Buntsandstein section (Volpriehausen Folge, S4)" (Schoch et al. 2007)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fluvial; fine-grained, medium, yellow sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Collected in 1924, 1967

• HLD-V, Hessisches Landesmuseum, Darmstadt

•GPIM, Institut für Geowissenschaften, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz

Primary reference: F. v. Huene. 1932. Ein neuartiger Stegocephalen-Fund aus dem oberhessischen Buntsandstein. Palaeontologische Zeitschrift 14:200-229 [R. Butler/R. Butler/R. Butler]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 134163: authorized by Richard Butler, entered by Richard Butler on 03.10.2012

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Taxonomic list

Osteichthyes
 Temnospondyli - Sclerothoracidae
Sclerothorax hypselonotus n. gen. n. sp. Huene 1932 tetrapod
HLD-V 607 (lectotype), complete skull and pectoral girdle, HLD-V 608, vertebral column, GPIM-N 2045, vertebral column and mandible