Oberdorla: Schaumkalk [?orbicularis layers], Lower Muschelkalk (Triassic of Germany)

Where: Thuringia, Germany (51.2° N, 10.4° E: paleocoordinates 16.8° N, 19.0° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Muschelkalk Group, Anisian (247.2 - 242.0 Ma)

• Schaumkalk [?orbicularis layers], Lower Muschelkalk

•The age of reptile fossils from Oberdorla is controversial. In contrast to the museum label indicating the Schaumkalk (upper lower Muschelkalk), fossil vertebrates at this locality generally appear to have come from the orbicularis layers, now attributed to the lower middle Muschelkalk (H. Hagdorn, pers. commun.).

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

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 138118: authorized by Roger Benson, entered by Roger Benson on 05.01.2013

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Taxonomic list

 Sauropterygia - Nothosauridae
Nothosaurus marchius Koken 1893 diapsid
MB R.24; SMF R-4537a-b (skulls); MB R.149 (vertebra); MB R.150 (partial postcranial skeleton; Peyer 1939, figs 23-24)
Nothosaurus mirabilis M√ľnster 1834 diapsid
MB 1.007-16 (skull)