Eichstatt gekko quarry (Ardeosaurus) (Jurassic of Germany)

Where: Bavaria, Germany (48.9° N, 11.2° E: paleocoordinates 40.1° N, 19.3° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Solnhofen Formation, Late/Upper Kimmeridgian (155.7 - 150.8 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

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

• Plattenkalk limestone

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: Ardeosaurus brevipes specimens stored in the Palaeontological Museum, Uppsala, having been previously labelled as Homeosaurus.

Primary reference: N. J. Mateer. 1982. Osteology of the Jurassic lizard Ardeosaurus brevipes (Meyer). Palaeontology 25(3):461-469 [P. Mannion/J. Tennant/J. Tennant]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 138988: authorized by Philip Mannion, entered by Jonathan Tennant on 06.02.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Squamata -
Ardeosaurus brevipes Meyer 1860 lizard
PMU R58, a near-complete skeleton. Lost, according to ref. 60417.