Holzmaden, epsilon II/3, non-specific collection date (Jurassic of Germany)

Where: Baden-W├╝rttenburg, Germany (48.6° N, 9.5° E: paleocoordinates 37.8° N, 17.9° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Lias Epsilon II/3 Member (Posidonia Shale Formation), Early/Lower Toarcian (183.0 - 182.0 Ma)

• Lias epsilon II/3 (Smith & Vincent 2010)

•"Lower dolomite" according to Fraas (1910)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; dolomite

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Hauff; reposited in the SMNS

Collection methods: quarrying, mechanical,

Primary reference: E. Fraas. 1910. Plesiosaurier aus dem oberen Lias von Holzmaden. Palaeontographica 57:105-140 [R. Benson/R. Benson]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 138587: authorized by Roger Benson, entered by Roger Benson on 22.01.2013

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Taxonomic list

 Sauropterygia - Rhomaleosauridae
"Plesiosaurus (Thaumatosaurus) victor n. sp." = Meyerasaurus victor
"Plesiosaurus (Thaumatosaurus) victor n. sp." = Meyerasaurus victor Fraas 1910 plesiosaur
SMNS 12478 holotype skeleton