Bernburg, Trachelosaurus (Triassic of Germany)

Also known as Merkel's Quarry (upper)

Where: Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany (51.8° N, 11.7° E: paleocoordinates 17.7° N, 19.5° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Chirotherium Sandstone Member (Solling Formation), Aegean (247.2 - 242.0 Ma)

• Chirotherium Sandstone is equivalent to the uppermost part of the Solling Formation, which is dated as earliest Anisian in age (Kozur & Bachmann 2008 Berichte Geol. B.-A., 76)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; fine-grained, medium, white sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by O. Merkel

Collection methods: quarrying,

Primary reference: F. Broili and E. Fischer. 1917. Trachelosaurus fischeri nov. gen. nov. sp. Ein neuer Saurier aus dem Buntsandstein von Bernburg. Jahrbuch der Königlich Preussischen geologischen Landesanstalt zu Berlin 37(1):359-414 [R. Butler/R. Butler]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 134498: authorized by Richard Butler, entered by Richard Butler on 09.10.2012, edited by Bethany Allen

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Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Protorosauria -
Trachelosaurus fischeri n. gen. n. sp.
Trachelosaurus fischeri n. gen. n. sp. Broili and Fischer 1917 archosauromorph
Disarticulated partial skeleton, in collection of Geologisches Institut der Universität Halle
Lycopsida
 Isoetales - Pleuromeiaceae