"Krautworst Naturstein" quarry, Mühlheim (Jurassic of Germany)

Where: Bayern, Germany (48.9° N, 11.0° E: paleocoordinates 40.1° N, 19.1° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Mörnsheim Formation, Early/Lower Tithonian (150.8 - 145.0 Ma)

• Mörnsheim Formation (Lower Tithonian)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; muddy, cherty/siliceous limestone

• The specimen was found in the middle parts of the Moernsheim Formation exposed at Mühlheim (Fig. 1), in a section of platy, siliceous limestones overlying lime bank B-H-5 ("Krebs-Bank"). The marine Tithonian (Upper Jurassic) Moernsheim Formation covers the famous Solnhofen lithographic limestones in the western region of the Franconian Alb in northern Bavaria. In contrast to the underlying Solnhofen Formation, the sediments of the Moernsheim Formation are more heterogeneous, consisting of mainly siliceous limestones in alternate bedding with marly and limey sections, and with intercalated banks particularly in the lower parts of the formation.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: adpression

Reposited in the BSP

Collection methods: quarrying, mechanical,

• Bayerische Staatssammlung für Paläontologie und Geologie, Munich, Germany, BSPG

Primary reference: O. W. M. Rauhut, A. M. Heyng, A. López-Arbarello and A. Hecker. 2012. A new rhynchocephalian from the Late Jurassic of Germany with a dentition that is unique amongst tetrapods. PLoS ONE 7(10):e46839:1-9 [R. Benson/R. Benson/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 135673: authorized by Roger Benson, entered by Roger Benson on 01.11.2012, edited by Evaline Johnson

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Decapoda - Tanidromitidae
Gabriella lugobaensis Forster 1985 crab
Forster, 1985
 Rhynchocephalia - Sphenodontidae
Oenosaurus muehlheimensis n. gen. n. sp. Rauhut et al. 2012 rhynchocephalian
Holotype: BSPG 2009 I 23; partial skull and complete mandibles