Helgoland, Predigtstuhl (Triassic of Germany)

Where: Schleswig-Holstein, Germany (54.2° N, 7.9° E: paleocoordinates 18.6° N, 17.7° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

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

• Volpriehausen Formation according to Lucas & Schoch (2002); Volpriehausen Formation is lower Olenekian (Smithian) in age according to Kozur & Bachmann (2008)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by W. Wolff in 1910; reposited in the MfN

Primary reference: H. Schroeder. 1913. Ein Stegocephalen-Sch├Ądel von Helgoland. Jahrbuch der Preussischen Geologischen Landesanstalt 33:232-264 [R. Butler/R. Butler]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 134293: authorized by Richard Butler, entered by Richard Butler on 05.10.2012

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Taxonomic list

Osteichthyes
 Temnospondyli -
"Capitosaurus helgolandiae n. sp." = Parotosuchus helgolandicus
"Capitosaurus helgolandiae n. sp." = Parotosuchus helgolandicus Schroeder 1913 tetrapod
MB Am.841, almost complete skull