Riechelsdorf, Hessen (BMNH) (Permian of Germany)

Also known as Richelsdorf

Where: Germany (51.0° N, 10.0° E: paleocoordinates 15.3° N, 22.6° E)

When: Wuchiapingian (259.9 - 254.2 Ma)

• Marl Slate, Kupferschiefer

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the BMNH

Primary reference: A. S. Woodward. 1889. Catalogue of the Fossil Fishes in the British Museum (Natural History) Part 1 1-613 [M. Clapham/P. Vazquez/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 137316: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Priscilla Vazquez on 14.12.2012

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Taxonomic list

Chondrichthyes
 Petalodontiformes - Janassidae
Janassa bituminosa Schlotheim 1820 chimaera
BMNH P.3034-5 (Enniskillen Coll.), P.1374 (Egerton Coll.), 43424-5 (Presented by Kenneth Murchinson, Esq., 1872), 38592, 41084 (Purchased 1884)
Actinopteri
 Palaeonisciformes - Platysomidae
Platysomus gibbosus Blainville 1818
BMNH 35530, 43430-1, P1601, P1599, P3496-7
 Palaeonisciformes - Palaeoniscidae
Palaeoniscus macrophthalmus, "Palaeoniscus freieslebeni" = Palaeoniscus freieslebeni, "Palaeoniscus magnus" = Palaeoniscus freieslebeni
Palaeoniscus macrophthalmus
BMNH P3476-7, P1016
"Palaeoniscus freieslebeni" = Palaeoniscus freieslebeni Blainville 1818
BMNH 20669-70, 20672, 28426, P.6294, 39251, P.1021, P.4348-a
"Palaeoniscus magnus" = Palaeoniscus freieslebeni Blainville 1818
BMNH P.3474, 28425, P.1015, P.3423-4
 Palaeonisciformes - Pygopteridae
Pygopterus humboldti Agassiz 1833
BMNH 38589, P.3414b
 Palaeonisciformes - Acrolepidae
Acrolepis sedgwicki
BMNH 43434, 43432, P3405
Acrolepis exsculpta
BMNH 38588, P837
Coelacanthimorpha
 Coelacanthiformes - Coelacanthidae
Coelacanthus granulatus Agassiz 1833 coelacanth
BMNH 38586, 40372, 43429, 43427, P.3342, 43426, P.753, P.3342a-b