Helmsheim (Triassic of Germany)

Where: Germany (49.1° N, 8.6° E: paleocoordinates 15.0° N, 17.1° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

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

• upper Muschelkalk [Discoceratites layers]

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 138099: authorized by Roger Benson, entered by Roger Benson on 04.01.2013

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Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Sauropterygia - Nothosauridae
Nothosaurus giganteus M√ľnster 1834 diapsid
SMNS 57047 (skull)