St. Oswald adit, Bad Bleiberg (Triassic of Austria)

Where: Austria (46.6° N, 13.7° E: paleocoordinates 11.8° N, 21.2° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Wetterstein Formation, Julian (235.0 - 232.0 Ma)

• Raibl beds

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lagoonal or restricted shallow subtidal; lithified, shelly/skeletal packstone

• "lumachelle"

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original aragonite

Collected in 1780-1782

• "Opalescent shell marble" at Bleiberg was mined for ornamental stone (aragonitic ammonoid material) for three years following its discovery in 1780

Primary reference: F. X. Wulfen. 1793. Abhandlung vom Kärnthenschen Pfauenschweifigen Helmintholith oder dem Sogenannten Opalisirenden Muschelmarmor 1-124 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 138155: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 05.01.2013

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Taxonomic list

• Wulfen also listed other species (mostly assigning specimens to species named by Linneaus)
Bivalvia
 Megalodontida - Megalodontidae
"Cardium triquetrum n. sp." = Neomegalodon triqueter
"Cardium triquetrum n. sp." = Neomegalodon triqueter Wulfen 1793 clam
Cephalopoda
 Ceratitida - Joannitidae
"Nautilus cymbiformis n. sp." = Joannites cymbiformis
"Nautilus cymbiformis n. sp." = Joannites cymbiformis Wulfen 1793 ceratite
 Ceratitida - Carnitidae
"Nautilus floridus n. sp." = Carnites floridus, "Nautilus redivivus n. sp." = Carnites floridus, "Nautilus bisulcatus n. sp." = Carnites floridus, "Nautilus nodulosus n. sp." = Carnites floridus
"Nautilus floridus n. sp." = Carnites floridus Wulfen 1793 ceratite
"Nautilus redivivus n. sp." = Carnites floridus Wulfen 1793 ceratite
"Nautilus bisulcatus n. sp." = Carnites floridus Wulfen 1793 ceratite
"Nautilus nodulosus n. sp." = Carnites floridus Wulfen 1793 ceratite