Blumenberg quarry, Eichstätt (Peter Katschmekat collection, 1998) (Jurassic of Germany)

Where: Bayern, Germany (49.0° N, 11.2° E: paleocoordinates 40.2° N, 19.3° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Hybonoticeras hybonotum ammonoid zone, Solnhofen Formation, Early/Lower Tithonian (150.8 - 145.0 Ma)

• Solnhofen Lithographic Limestone (Upper Eichstätt Formation, Early Tithonian)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lagoonal or restricted shallow subtidal; lithified lime mudstone

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: adpression, soft parts

Collected by Peter Katschmekat in 1998

Collection methods: quarrying, mechanical

• SMNK, Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde Karlsruhe, Germany

Primary reference: E. Frey, C. A. Meyer, and H. Tischlinger. 2011. The oldest azhdarchoid pterosaur from the Late Jurassic Solnhofen Limestone (Early Tithonian) of Southern Germany. Swiss Journal of Geosciences 104(supp. 1):S35-S55 [R. Benson/R. Benson]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 138219: authorized by Roger Benson, entered by Roger Benson on 06.01.2013

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Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Pterosauria - Protazhdarchidae
Aurorazhdarcho primordius n. gen. n. sp. Frey et al. 2011 pterosaur
Holotype NMB Sh 110, partial skeleton