Sterlitamak - Melosaurus uralensis site (Permian to of Russian Federation)

Also known as Sterlitamack, Sterlitamack'schen, copper mine

Where: Bashkortostan, Russian Federation (53.7° N, 55.8° E: paleocoordinates 27.7° N, 47.4° E)

• coordinate based on political unit

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Parabradysaurus silantjevi other zone, Ufimian to Ufimian (279.5 - 268.0 Ma)

• Golyusherma Subassemblage of the Ocher Assemblage; terminal part of the Ufimian to the early part of the Late Kazanian (Golubev 2000).

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithified, brown sandstone

• "hard, bright, liver brown" matrix and apparently bad-smelling.

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: Institute of Geology and Paleontology, Museum für Naturkunde of the Berlin University

Primary reference: H. v. Meyer. 1860. Melosaurus uralensis aus dem permischen System des westlichen Urals. Palaeontographica 7(2):90-98 [J. Alroy/R. Whatley/T. Liebrecht]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 37065: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Robin Whatley on 27.02.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• Meyer 1860 assigned Melosaurus uralensis to Melosauridae Fritsch. M. uralensis is referred to the family Archsgosauridae by Gartman-Veinberg (Hartmann-Weinberg) 1938.

•Authority for Melosaurus is Meyer 1857.

 Temnospondyli - Archegosauridae
Melosaurus uralensis n. sp. Meyer 1857 tetrapod
MB 334 (holotype)