Monte San Giorgio, point 902, layer 120 (Triassic of Switzerland)

Where: Switzerland (45.9° N, 8.9° E: paleocoordinates 7.0° N, 21.7° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Grenzbitumenzone Member (Besano Formation), Illyrian (247.2 - 242.0 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lagoonal or restricted shallow subtidal; lithified dolomite and lithified, black shale

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: adpression

Collected in Sept. 30, 1957

Collection methods: quarrying,

• "Tessin collection" of the Palaontologisches Institut und Museum der Universitat Zurich (PIMUZ T. numbers), collected intensively from 1950-1968.

Primary reference: O. Rieppel. 1985. A second actinisian from the Middle Triassic of Monte San Giorgio, Kanton Tessin, Switzerland. Eclogae Geologicae Helvetiae 78(1985):707-713 [M. Clapham/P. Vazquez]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 141613: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Priscilla Vazquez on 29.03.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Coelacanthiformes - Latimeriidae
cf. Holophagus picenus Costa 1862 coelacanth