Lustnau Gipskeuper near Tübingen (Triassic of Germany)

Where: Germany (48.5° N, 9.1° E: paleocoordinates 20.7° N, 15.1° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Estherienschichten Member (Grabfeld Formation), Carnian (237.0 - 228.0 Ma)

• Estherienschichten, uppermost Gipskeuper, lower Carnian, Upper Triassic

Environment/lithology: marine; concretionary, dolomitic, gypsiferous, gray marl

• "Both skeletons were parallel to each other with the head to the southeast in the same bank, only a few meters apart. In the gray gypsum marls 2.7 m below the Schilfsandstein, both skeletons were wrapped into one large flat dolomite concretion, from which only the tail sticking out. But in both cases the tail end sticking out from the rock face and also had therefore been largely destroyed. Copy of 1 nor were small tail parts found in the rubble at the foot of the cliff" (translation of von Huene 1936, p. 99)

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Mr Walter Reiff and Friedrich Freiherr von Huene in 1934, 1937

Collection methods: mechanical,

• First two specimens found in January 1934; third specimen found five metres east in autumn 1937

Primary reference: F. F. v. Huene. 1936. Henodus chelyops, ein neuer placodontier. Sonder-Abduck aus Palaeontographica Beiträge zur Naturgeschichte der Vorzeit, Abteilung A 84:99-148 [R. Benson/R. Benson]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 138252: authorized by Roger Benson, entered by Roger Benson on 08.01.2013

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Taxonomic list

 Sauropterygia -
Henodus chelyops n. gen. n. sp.
Henodus chelyops n. gen. n. sp. Huene 1936 placodont
Two specimen reported by von Huene (1936); a third by von Huene (1938); and a total of eight mentioned by (including seven skulls) by Rieppel (2001)