Kerkhofen (Jurassic of Germany)

Where: Bayern, Germany (49.2° N, 11.4° E: paleocoordinates 38.6° N, 19.3° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Dactylioceras tenuicostatum ammonoid zone, Posidonia Shale Formation, Early/Lower Toarcian (183.0 - 182.0 Ma)

• The stratigraphic level of the new find of Palaeopleurosaurus lies in the lower

•part of the zone of Dactylioceras tenuicostatum (Young and Bird), probably in the subzone of Dactylioceras semicelatum (Simpson)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; shale

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Jürgen Schüssel; reposited in the SMNS

Collection methods: mechanical,

Primary reference: R. L. Carroll and R. Wild. 1994. Marine members of the Sphenodontia. In N. C. Fraser, H.-D. Sues (eds.), In the Shadow of the Dinosaurs: Early Mesozoic Tetrapods. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 70-83 [R. Butler/R. Butler]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 137135: authorized by Richard Butler, entered by Richard Butler on 11.12.2012

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Taxonomic list

 Rhynchocephalia - Pleurosauridae
Palaeopleurosaurus posidoniae Carroll 1985 rhynchocephalian
Articulated forelimbs and trunk