Tiefenbach, near Crailsheim (Triassic of Germany)

Where: Germany (48.1° N, 9.7° E: paleocoordinates 14.4° N, 18.2° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

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

• Upper Muschelkalk (mo3, Discoceratitenschichten), middle Ladinian

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: mechanical, 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 138084: authorized by Roger Benson, entered by Roger Benson on 04.01.2013, edited by Bethany Allen

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Sauropterygia - Placodontidae
Placodus gigas2 Agassiz 1833 placodont
SMNS 15891 (humerus)
 Sauropterygia - Cyamodontidae
Cyamodus sp.2 von Meyer 1863 placodont
SMNS 15855, 16720 (skulls)
 Sauropterygia - Simosauridae
Simosaurus gaillardoti Meyer and Plieninger 1842 diapsid
Skulls: SMNS 15860, 16767
 Sauropterygia - Nothosauridae
Nothosaurus giganteus3 M√ľnster 1834 diapsid
SMNS 17674 (mandible fragment); SMNS 18475 (skull); plus smns, uncatalogued (several vertebrae); SMNS 15957 (humerus); SMNS 15892b (femur)
 Diapsida -
Horaffia kugleri1 Klein and Hagdorn 2014 diapsid
MHI 2112/3, humerus