Acqua del Ghiffo, near Serpiano, Monte San Giorgio (Triassic of Switzerland)

Where: Switzerland (45.9° N, 8.9° E: paleocoordinates 8.0° N, 20.6° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Ladinian (242.0 - 237.0 Ma)

• Lower Meridekalke (lower Ladinian)

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: Paläontologisches Institut und Museum der Universität Zurich collection (PIMZ)

Primary reference: O. Rieppel. 1998. The status of the sauropterygian reptile genera Ceresiosaurus, Lariosaurus, and Silvestrosaurus from the Middle Triassic of Europe. Fieldiana: Geology, new series 38:1-46 [R. Benson/R. Benson]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 138130: authorized by Roger Benson, entered by Roger Benson on 05.01.2013

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Taxonomic list

 Sauropterygia - Nothosauridae
Ceresiosaurus calcagnii n. sp. Peyer 1931 diapsid
PIMZ specimen (holotype)