Schnaitheim (Jurassic of Germany)

Where: Baden-Württemberg, Germany (48.7° N, 10.2° E: paleocoordinates 39.9° N, 18.5° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Hybonoticeras beckeri ammonoid zone, Mergelstätten Formation, Late/Upper Kimmeridgian (155.7 - 150.8 Ma)

• Mergelstätten Formation. Hybonoticeras beckeri Sub-Mediterranean ammonite Zone, upper Kimmeridgian, Upper Jurassic.


• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; ooidal carbonate

• "oolite"

Size class: mesofossils

Primary reference: F. -J. Pictet. 1853. Traité de Paléontologie ou Histoire Naturelle des Animaux Fossiles Considérés dans Leurs Rapports Zoologiques et Géologiques [Treatise of Paleontology or the Natural History of Fossil Animals Considered in their Zoological and Geological Relationships] 1:xiv-584 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 89120: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 05.05.2009, edited by Roger Benson and Jonathan Tennant

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Taxonomic list

 Loricata - Metriorhynchidae
cf. Geosaurus sp.1, "Dakosaurus maximus" = Dakosaurus maximus3, "Megalosaurus schnaitheimii n. sp." = Dakosaurus maximus2
cf. Geosaurus sp.1 Cuvier 1824 marine crocodile
SMNS 51494
"Dakosaurus maximus" = Dakosaurus maximus3 Plieninger 1846 marine crocodile
NHMUK PV OR33186, NHMUK PV OR35766, NHMUK PV OR35835, NHMUK PV OR35836, NHMUK PV OR35837, SMNS 51494, SMNS 55420, SMNS 80148: isolated teeth from Schnaitheim
"Megalosaurus schnaitheimii n. sp." = Dakosaurus maximus2 Plieninger 1846 marine crocodile