Ducanfurgga DF4, bed 141 (Triassic of Switzerland)

Where: Switzerland (46.7° N, 9.8° E: paleocoordinates 9.1° N, 21.1° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Prosanto Formation, Fassanian (242.0 - 235.0 Ma)

• Upper part of the Prosanto Formation

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: basinal (); lithified lime mudstone

• The depositional environment of the Prosanto Formation is interpreted as a localized basin with a stratified waterbody that resulted in oxygen-depleted bottom water.
• The fossiliferous layers are thinly bedded and laminated.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: adpression

Collection methods: mechanical

• Repository: Paläontologisches Institut und Museum der Universität Zürich (PIMUZ).

Primary reference: L. Cavin, B. Mennecart, C. Obrist, L. Costeur, and H. Furrer. 2017. Heterochronic evolution explains novel body shape in a Triassic coelacanth from Switzerland. Scientific Reports 7(13695):1-7 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 189575: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 31.10.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Coelacanthiformes - Latimeriidae
Foreyia maxkuhni n. gen. n. sp.
Foreyia maxkuhni n. gen. n. sp. Cavin et al. 2017 coelacanth
PIMUZ A/I 4620