Eberstadt, Heilbronn (Triassic of Germany)

Where: Germany (49.2° N, 9.3° E: paleocoordinates 21.4° N, 14.9° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Schilfsandstein Member (Stuttgart Formation), Carnian (237.0 - 228.0 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lagoonal; lithified, gray, green claystone

• shallow marine with inferred normal salinity
• 1.3 m thick bed of greenish-gray claystone with plants and bivalves

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: bulk, mechanical,

• Includes plants, arthropods, fishes and bivalves

Primary reference: O. Linck. 1968. Die marinen Muschelfauna des Schilfsandsteins von Eberstadt, Wuerttemberg, (Trias, Karn, mittl. Keuper 2) und deren Bedeutung. Jahreshefte des Vereins fuer Vaterlaendsiche Naturkunde in Wuerttemberg 123:69-133 [W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 34416: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Wolfgang Kiessling on 31.08.2003, edited by Austin Hendy

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Diplostraca - Cyzicidae
Cyzicus laxitextus clam shrimp
ssp. laxitextus and multireticulatus
Cyzicus minutus clam shrimp
 Arcida - Parallelodontidae
"Macrodon aff. beyrichi" = Parallelodon
"Macrodon aff. beyrichi" = Parallelodon clam
 Myalinida - Myalinidae
Myalina rotundata n. sp. clam
 Ostreida - Gryphaeidae
? Gryphaea sp. Lamarck 1801 oyster
 Ostreida - Bakevelliidae
Gervillia sp. Defrance 1820 oyster
 Ostreida - Pinnidae
Pinna mediokeuperina n. sp. oyster
 Mytilida - Mytilidae
Mytilus sulmensis n. sp. mussel
Mytilus hasta n. sp. mussel
Mytilus sp. Linnaeus 1758 mussel
Mytilus acutefinitus n. sp. mussel
includes ssp. minor
Mytilus avirostrum n. sp. mussel
Mytilus peregrinus n. sp. mussel
Lithophaga producta n. sp. mussel
Lithophaga vermiculata n. sp. mussel
Modiolus eberstadtensis n. sp. mussel
includes var. intermedius
Modiolus suprarectus n. sp. mussel
Modiolus transiens n. sp. mussel
Modiolus triangulus n. sp. mussel
Modiolus formosissimus n. sp. mussel
Modiolus minalatus n. sp. mussel
Modiolus parallelus n. sp. mussel
Modiolus parvoblongus n. sp. mussel
 Pholadida - Pleuromyidae
Pleuromya curta n. sp. clam
Pleuromya nitens n. sp. clam
 Cardiida - Kalenteridae
 Thraciida - Thraciidae
Thracia keuperina n. sp. clam
 Pholadomyida - Pholadomyidae
Homomya simplex n. sp. clam
Homomya bilonga n. sp. clam
 Lucinida - Lucinidae
 Lucinida - Mactromyidae
Mactromya altera n. sp. clam
 Unionida - Pachycardiidae
 Hybodontiformes - Acrodontidae
Palaeobates sp. elasmobranch
 Bennettitales -
Pterophyllum sp. Brongniart 1828
 Voltziales - Voltziaceae
 Pinales - Araucariaceae
 Pinales -
 Equisetales - Equisetaceae
Equisetites sp. Sternberg 1833
  - Calamitaceae