Muschelkalk-Bonebed, Crailsheim (Triassic of Germany)

Where: Baden-Württemberg, Germany (49.2° N, 10.1° E: paleocoordinates 15.2° N, 18.6° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Middle Triassic (247.2 - 237.0 Ma)

• Time: Upper Muschelkalk

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: Museum: Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde in Stuttgart

Primary reference: E. Fraas. 1896. Die Schwäbischen Trias-Saurier nach dem Material der Kgl. Naturalien-Sammlung in Stuttgart zusammengestellt [Swabian Triassic dinosaurs based on the material in the Royal Natural History Collection compiled in Stuttgart]. Festgabe des Königlichen Naturalien-Cabinets In Stuttgart zur 42 Versammlung der Deutschen geologischen Gesellschaft in Stuttgart, August 1896. E. Schweizerbart'sche Verlag-handlung (E. Koch), Stuttgart 1-18 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 39763: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Susanna Kümmell on 06.06.2004, edited by Matthew Carrano and Bethany Allen

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Osteichthyes
 Temnospondyli - Plagiosauridae
"Plagiosuchus pustuloglomeratus" = Gerrothorax pulcherrimus2, "Mastodonsaurus granulosus" = Plagiosternum granulosum
"Plagiosuchus pustuloglomeratus" = Gerrothorax pulcherrimus2 Fraas 1913 tetrapod
"Mastodonsaurus granulosus" = Plagiosternum granulosum Fraas 1889 tetrapod
 Temnospondyli -
Mastodonsaurus sp. Jaeger 1828 tetrapod
Reptilia
 Eosuchia - Tanystropheidae
Nothosaurus blezingeri n. sp. Fraas 1896 archosauromorph
Tanystropheus conspicuus Meyer 1855 archosauromorph
 Sauropterygia - Cyamodontidae
Cyamodus sp.1 von Meyer 1863 placodont
 Sauropterygia - Simosauridae
Simosaurus gaillardoti Meyer and Plieninger 1842 diapsid
 Sauropterygia - Nothosauridae
Nothosaurus giganteus Münster 1834 diapsid
? Nothosaurus ichthyospondylus n. sp. Fraas 1896 diapsid