ⓘ Category:Solnhofen fauna

Bavarisauridae

Bavarisauridae is an extinct family of basal lizards found in the Solnhofen limestone near Bavaria, Germany. Two genera are recognized: Bavarisaurus and Schoenesmahl.

Homoeosaurus

Homoeosaurus is an extinct genus of sphenodont reptile. It was found in limestone in Bavaria, Germany, as well as in France and the United Kingdom. It was related to the modern tuatara, though it was a considerably more gracile. There were several species varying greatly in size and morphology.

Mesolimulus

Mesolimulus is an extinct genus of arthropod. The best known examples are found in Solnhofen limestone near Solnhofen, Bavaria, Germany. Originally assigned to the living genus Limulus, they are related to and look virtually identical to the modern horseshoe crab. Other species assigned to Mesolimulus have been recorded from Spain, Siberia and from Lebanon.

Ophiopetra

Ophiopetra is a genus of prehistoric brittle stars. It lived in lagoons in Solnhofen Plattenkalk Formation. It has only one known species, Ophioptera lithographica.

Pleurosaurus

Pleurosaurus is an extinct genus of diapsid reptiles belonging to the group Sphenodontia, extinct relatives of the modern tuatara. Pleurosaurus fossils were discovered in the Solnhofen limestone formation of Bavaria, Germany and Canjuers, France. It contains two species, P. goldfussi and P. ginsburgi. Pleurosaurus is one of the few known aquatic sphenodontians. His body was about 1.5 m 4.9 ft long, and extra long for hydrodynamic streamlining, relatively short limbs and powerful tail. He would quickly swim by undulating slender body in a snake like fashion. It was just a small limb that is ...

Protospinax

Protospinax is an extinct genus of cartilaginous fish found in the Solnhofen limestones of southern Bavaria. It is a difficult taxon to accommodate in taxonomies. Formerly known from only two specimens, further museum specimens were discovered at the Museum of Comparative Zoology of Harvard University in the 1990s, having been misidentified as Squatina and Heterodontus. Protospinax was about 1.7 m in length.

Pseudodusa

Pseudodusa is an extinct genus of prawn, containing only the species Pseudodusa frattigianii, known from the Solnhofen limestones of southern Germany.

Rhacheosaurus

Rhacheosaurus is an extinct genus of marine crocodyliform belonging to the family Metriorhynchidae. The genus was established by Christian von Meyer in 1831 for skeletal remains from the Tithonian of Germany.

Thrissops

Thrissops is an extinct genus of teleost fish from the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods. Its fossils are known from the Solnhofen limestone, as well as the Kimmeridge clay. Thrissops was a fast predatory fish about 60 centimetres 24 in long, which fed on other bony fish. They have a streamlined body with a deeply cleft tail and only very small pelvic fins. Thrissops was related to the giant Xiphactinus and may have been the ancestor of the modern Osteoglossiformes, the most primitive group of living teleosts, which includes the arapaima.

                                     

ⓘ Solnhofen fauna

  • The Solnhofen Plattenkalk, or Solnhofen Limestone Formation, is famous for its well preserved fossil flora and fauna Rauhut, O. W., Heyng, A. M., Lopez - Arbarello
  • reduction rather than individual variation. The type specimen is the Solnhofen Specimen of Archaeopteryx BSP 1999 Discovered in the 1960s near Eichstatt
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  • genus of arthropod. The best known examples are found in Solnhofen limestone near Solnhofen Bavaria, Germany. Originally assigned to the living genus
  • Pterodactylus. The fossil remains of this species have been found only in the Solnhofen limestone of Bavaria, Germany, dated to the late Jurassic Period early
  • from the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods. Its fossils are known from the Solnhofen limestone, as well as the Kimmeridge clay. Thrissops were fast predatory
  • scarce but have been reported from the Kimmeridge clay of the UK the Solnhofen limestone of Germany, Jurassic deposits in Antarctica, and Oxfordian deposits
  • containing two species: Gnathosaurus subulatus, named in 1833 from the Solnhofen Limestone of Germany, and Gnathosaurus macrurus, known from the Purbeck
  • Propterus is an extinct genus of prehistoric ray - finned fish of the Solnhofen Plattenkalk. Paleontology portal Fish portal Prehistoric fish List of prehistoric
  • is an extinct genus of prehistoric bony fish. They can be found in the Solnhofen Plattenkalk. Paleontology portal Fish portal Prehistoric fish List of
  • Aeger elegans is a species of fossil prawn from the Solnhofen Plattenkalk. Carrie E. Schweitzer, Rodney M. Feldmann Iuliana Lazǎr 2009 Fossil Crustacea