Krahenhiitte quarry, Bad Sulza (Triassic of Germany)

Where: Thuringia, Germany (51.1° N, 11.6° E: paleocoordinates 17.7° N, 18.0° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

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

• Upper Muschelkalk (mo1 and mo2)

•The fossils of Bad Suiza are generally labeled as coming from mo2 , but more probably come from the lower upper Muschelkalk (Trochitenkalk, mo1, H. Hagdorn, in lit. 7 Dec. 1994).

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: mechanical

• Kept at the Naturkundemuseum Erfurt

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 138101: 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
Er 78/235, 235a (skulls); ER 78/278 (mandible)
 Sauropterygia -
Pistosaurus longaevus3 Meyer 1839 diapsid
NME 78.341, femur
 Sauropterygia - Nothosauridae
Lariosaurus buzzii1 Tschanz 1989 diapsid
NME 78/234, skull; NME 78/233, lower jaw; NME 78/349, scapula; NME R.126, ischium; NME R.453, middle dorsal costa; NME 78/242, neural arch; NME 78/241, neural arch centrum; NME 78/476, neural arch; NME 78/240a, NME 78/240b, dorsal vertebral centrum; NME 93/12, caudal vertebral centrum; MB R.455, humerus; MB 145.1, dorsal vertebral centrum; SHMBS 45, femur
Nothosaurus giganteus M√ľnster 1834 diapsid
MB R. 143 (vertebra); P1110 (ischium); P1149 (pectoral girdle); P1205 (ilium)
Nothosaurus marchius Koken 1893 diapsid
Phyletisches Museum Jena, P1132 (cast of a skull); Er (cast of skull); Er 78/510 (partial skull); Er 78/541 (partial skull); Er uncatalogued (skull); Er 78/233 (mandible); Er 78/231, 245, 247, 250, 251, 269, 287, 288, 530 (vertebra); Er 78/509 (caudal rib); MB R.137.1-3 (vertebrae)