Schmalfelden, near Rothenburg ob der Tauber (Triassic of Germany)

Where: Germany (49.3° N, 10.0° E: paleocoordinates 15.6° N, 17.9° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

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

• Upper Muschelkalk Subgroup (mo3, Discoceratitenschichten), middle Ladinian

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the SMNS

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 138085: authorized by Roger Benson, entered by Roger Benson on 04.01.2013

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Taxonomic list

 Sauropterygia - Simosauridae
Simosaurus gaillardoti Meyer and Plieninger 1842 diapsid
SMNS 50714
 Sauropterygia - Nothosauridae
Nothosaurus giganteus M√ľnster 1834 diapsid
SMNS 55298, 58457 (vertebrae); plus smns, uncatalogued (several vertebrae)