Steinsfurt, near Heidelberg (Triassic of Germany)

Where: Germany (49.2° N, 8.9° E: paleocoordinates 15.2° N, 17.2° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

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

• Upper Muschelkalk

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the SMF

Primary reference: O. Rieppel. 1995. The genus Placodus: systematics, morphology, paleobiogeography, and paleobiology. Fieldiana: Geology, new series 31:1-44 [R. Benson/R. Benson]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 138131: authorized by Roger Benson, entered by Roger Benson on 05.01.2013

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Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Sauropterygia - Placodontidae
Placodus gigas Agassiz 1833 placodont
SMF R-1035 (partially articulated skeleton)