Richelsdorf fish (Permian of Germany)

Where: Germany (51.0° N, 10.0° E: paleocoordinates 15.3° N, 22.6° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Kupferschiefer Formation, Wuchiapingian (259.9 - 254.2 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified, carbonaceous shale

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: adpression

Collection methods: Repository: A variety of private collections (Schaumberg, Seidler, Simon) and Geol.-Paläont. Instituts der Universität Göttingen

Primary reference: G. Schaumberg. 1978. Neubeschreibung yon Coelacanthus granulatus Agassiz (Actinistia, Pisces) aus dem Kupferschiefer yon Richelsdorf (Perm, W.-Deutschland). Palaeontologische Zeitschrift 52:169-197 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 139366: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 11.02.2013

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Taxonomic list

Coelacanthimorpha
 Coelacanthiformes - Coelacanthidae
Coelacanthus granulatus Agassiz 1833 coelacanth