Villány, road-cut, layer 5 (Triassic of Hungary)

Where: Hungary (45.9° N, 18.4° E: paleocoordinates 7.8° N, 25.1° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Mészhegy Sandstone Formation, Carnian (237.0 - 228.0 Ma)

• The palynomorph association includes Patinasporites densus, Infernopollenties sp., Aratrisporites spp., Ovalipollis spp., and Triadispora spp. indicating a Carnian age.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: paralic; lithified, gray, green sandstone

• This phytoclast assemblage indicates a nearshore, proximal depositional environment characterized by a high input of land-derived organic particles.
• Weakly cemented, usually grayish, yellowish, purplish or greenish sandstone, siltstone and reddish, purplish or variegated clay strata, with subordinate amounts of grayish dolomite and yellowish dolomarl.

Size class: macrofossils

Collected in 2012

Collection methods: bulk, sieve,

• Repository: Hungarian Natural History Museum (MTM)

Primary reference: A. Ősi, G. Botfalvai, E. Prondvai, Z. Hajdu, G. Czirják, Z. Szentesi, E. Pozsgai, A. E. Götz, L. Makádi, D. Csengődi, and K. Sebe. 2013. First report of Triassic vertebrate assemblages from the Villány Hills (southern Hungary). Central European Geology 56:297-335 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham/P. Wagner]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 156154: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 09.05.2014

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Vertebrata -
Vertebrata indet. vertebrate
VER 2013.26, 27, 28
Chondrichthyes indet. Huxley 1880 cartilaginous fish
VER 2013.24.1-6
 Hybodontiformes - Hybodontidae
Hybodus sp. Agassiz 1837 elasmobranch
VER 2013.22.1-126
 Hybodontiformes - Acrodontidae
? Palaeobates sp. elasmobranch
VER 2013.23.2-46
 Hybodontiformes -
Lissodus sp. Brough 1935 elasmobranch
VER 2013.21.2-12
 Actinopteri -
Actinopteri indet.
VER 2013.25.2-10
 Saurichthyiformes - Saurichthyidae
? Saurichthys sp. Agassiz 1843
VER 2013.29.1-14
 Pycnodontiformes - Pycnodontidae
? Sphaerodus sp. Agassiz 1843
VER 2013.25.1
 Eosuchia -
Archosauriformes indet. Gauthier 1986 archosauromorph
VER 2013.30.1-4