Neidenfels, near Crailsheim (Triassic of Germany)

Where: Germany (49.4° N, 8.0° E: paleocoordinates 15.1° N, 16.6° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Muschelkalk Group, Ladinian (242.0 - 237.0 Ma)

• Upper Muschelkalk, upper layers

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the SMNS

Collection methods: quarrying, acetic,

Primary reference: O. Rieppel. 1994. The braincases of Simosaurus and Nothosaurus: monophyly of the Nothosauridae (Reptilia: Sauropterygia). Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 14(1):9-23 [R. Benson/R. Benson]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 138083: authorized by Roger Benson, entered by Roger Benson on 04.01.2013

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Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Sauropterygia - Simosauridae
Simosaurus gaillardoti Meyer and Plieninger 1842 diapsid
SMNS 10360: the skull was originally described by Jaekel (1905), Huene (1952), Romer (1956), Kuhn-Schnyder (1961), Rieppel (1989)
 Sauropterygia - Nothosauridae
Nothosaurus giganteus2 M√ľnster 1834 diapsid
SMNS 17438 (vertebra, upper Muschelkalk [Trochitenkalk], Stengelberg, Neidenfels near Crailsheim
 Sauropterygia -
Pachypleurosauroidea indet.1 Huene 1956 diapsid
MB uncatalogued (Rieppel 1994, fig. 49 of a dorsal centrum from the specimen)