Baerecke-Limpricht clay pit, Halberstadt (bed 16) (Triassic of Germany)

Where: Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany (51.9° N, 11.1° E: paleocoordinates 39.7° N, 10.5° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Knollenmergel Member (Trossingen Formation), Rhaetian (208.5 - 201.3 Ma)

• Knollenmergel, upper Middle Keuper

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: "floodplain"; fine-grained, dolomitic, nodular, white sandstone

• "fine-grained, bright sandstone with dolomite nodules"

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collected by O. Jaekel in 1909-1913

Collection methods: quarrying, mechanical,

Primary reference: O. Jaekel. 1914. Über die Wirbeltierfunde in der oberen Trias von Halberstadt [On the vertebrate remains in the Upper Triassic of Halberstadt]. Paläontologische Zeitschrift 1(1):155-215 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 139483: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 12.02.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Decapoda - Litogastroidae
cf. Lithogaster keuperinus n. sp.1 Kuhn 1939 decapod
 Hybodontiformes - Hybodontidae
? Hybodus sp.2 Agassiz 1837 elasmobranch
 Dipnoi - Ceratodontidae
Ceratodus latissimus1 Agassiz 1838 lungfish
 Temnospondyli - Plagiosauridae
Plagiosaurus depressus n. gen. n. sp.
Plagiosaurus depressus n. gen. n. sp. Jaekel 1914 tetrapod
 Temnospondyli - Metoposauridae
Metoposaurus ultimus n. sp.1 Kuhn 1939 tetrapod
 Temnospondyli - Cyclotosauridae
Hercynosaurus carinidens n. gen. n. sp.
Hercynosaurus carinidens n. gen. n. sp. Jaekel 1914 tetrapod
 Phytosauria -
Belodon sp.2 Meyer 1844 archosaur
 Therapsida -