Kössig quarry, Rotfelden (Triassic to of Germany)

Where: Baden-Württemberg, Germany (48.6° N, 8.7° E: paleocoordinates 14.0° N, 19.0° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Violet Horizon 5 Member (Röt Formation), Aegean to Aegean (247.2 - 242.0 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; fine-grained, red sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by R. Kücher, D. Ortlam in 1967; reposited in the SMNS

• Material in SMNS and collections of Badische Landessammlungen für Naturkunde, Karlsruhe

Primary reference: D. Ortlam. 1967. Fossile Böden als Leithorizonte für die Gliederung des Höheren Buntsandsteins im nördlichen Schwarzwald und südlichen Odenwald. Geologisches Jahrbuch 84:485-590 [R. Butler/R. Butler]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 134304: authorized by Richard Butler, entered by Richard Butler on 06.10.2012, edited by Bethany Allen

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Osteichthyes
 Temnospondyli -
Eocyclotosaurus woschmidti n. sp.2 Ortlam 1970 tetrapod
SMNS 51562 (holotype), skull
Reptilia
 Eosuchia - Tanystropheidae
Amotosaurus rotfeldensis n. gen. n. sp.1 Fraser and Rieppel 2006 archosauromorph
Amotosaurus rotfeldensis1 Fraser and Rieppel 2006 archosauromorph