Heldenmühle, near Crailsheim (Triassic of Germany)

Also known as Heldenmuhle

Where: Germany (49.2° N, 10.1° E: paleocoordinates 15.5° 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 (Discoceratites layers)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the SMNS

Collection methods: mechanical

Primary reference: O. Rieppel and R. Wild. 1996. A revision of the genus Nothosaurus (Reptilia: Sauropterygia) from the Germanic Triassic, with comments on the status of Conchiosaurus clavatus. Fieldiana: Geology, new series 34:1-82 [R. Benson/R. Benson]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 138097: authorized by Roger Benson, entered by Roger Benson on 04.01.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Sauropterygia - Cyamodontidae
Cyamodus sp. von Meyer 1863 placodont
SMNS 15937, 17872, 18057 (humeri)
 Sauropterygia - Nothosauridae
Nothosaurus giganteus Münster 1834 diapsid
SMNS 18210 (mandible fragment); SMNS 18285 (vertebra; Huene, 1952, p. 116 ffi, Figs. 76a-c); SMNS 18689c (coracoid); SMNS 17224, 17822c (humeri); SMNS 18694 (femur)
Nothosaurus mirabilis Münster 1834 diapsid
SMNS 17877b (skull)