Kelheim Grünsandstein (Cretaceous of Germany)

Where: Land Bayern, Germany (48.9° N, 11.9° E: paleocoordinates 38.1° N, 11.7° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Grünsandstein Formation, Cenomanian (100.5 - 93.9 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; green sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Oberndorfer in the 1850s

Collection methods: bulk, quarrying, mechanical,

Primary reference: A. v. Wagner. 1853. Beschreibung einer fossilen Schildkröte und etlicher anderer Reptilien-Ueberreste aus den lithographischen Schiefern und dem Grünsandstein. Abhandlungen der Mathemat.-Physikalischen Classe de Königlich Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften 7:241-264 [R. Benson/R. Benson/R. Benson]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 138005: authorized by Roger Benson, entered by Roger Benson on 02.01.2013

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Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Sauropterygia -
Polyptychodon interruptus Owen 1841 plesiosaur
A partial tooth. Plate 3, figs 1-5