Freyburg (Triassic of Germany)

Where: Saxony-Anhalt, Germany (51.2° N, 11.8° E: paleocoordinates 17.2° N, 19.8° E)

• coordinate based on political unit

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Schaumkalkbänke Member (Jena Formation), Anisian (247.2 - 242.0 Ma)

• Upper lower Muschelkalk - Schaumkalk

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: O. Kuhn. 1942. Über einige Saurierreste aus dem Muschelkalk von Freyburg a. d. Unstrut [On some saurian remains from the Muschelkalk of Freyburg on the Unstrut]. Beiträge zur Geologie von Thüringen 6:17-24 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 138123: authorized by Roger Benson, entered by Roger Benson on 05.01.2013, edited by Matthew Carrano and Bethany Allen

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Saurischia -
Theropoda indet. theropod
caudal vertebra, pterygoid
 Sauropterygia - Placodontidae
"Placodus gigas" = Placodus gigas1, "Placodus antiquior n. sp." = Placodus gigas1
"Placodus gigas" = Placodus gigas1 Agassiz 1833 placodont
Ha uncatalogued (mandible); BRG S 54-R 09, BSP 1959 XIII 25 (isolated tooth plates)
"Placodus antiquior n. sp." = Placodus gigas1 Agassiz 1833 placodont
Ha uncatalogued (skull)
 Sauropterygia - Nothosauridae
Nothosaurus hecki3 Fritsch 1894 diapsid
Ha, uncatalogued (mandible fragment)
 Sauropterygia - Pachypleurosauridae
Anarosaurus heterodontus n. sp.2 Rieppel and Lin 1995 diapsid
M4/12, right dentary and left premaxilla
 Ichthyosauria - Mixosauridae
"Mixosaurus atavus" = Phalarodon atavus, "Mixosaurus aff. atavus" = Phalarodon atavus
"Mixosaurus atavus" = Phalarodon atavus Quenstedt 1852 ichthyosaur
vertebra
"Mixosaurus aff. atavus" = Phalarodon atavus Quenstedt 1852 ichthyosaur
vertebra
 Ichthyosauria - Cymbospondylidae
? Cymbospondylus sp. Leidy 1868 ichthyosaur
vertebra, other fragments
 Ichthyosauria - Omphalosauridae
Tholodus schmidi Von Meyer 1851 ichthyosaur
dentary