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oldest Solnhofen quarry (Jurassic of Germany)

Also known as ninth specimen Archaeopteryx

Where: Bayern, Germany (48.9° N, 11.0° E: paleocoordinates 40.1° N, 19.1° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Solnhofen Formation, Early/Lower Tithonian (150.8 - 145.5 Ma)

• from Malm zeta 2b

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lagoonal; limestone

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: adpression, soft parts

Collection methods: salvage, quarrying,

• privately held specimen, cast displayed in Eichstätt

Primary reference: P. Wellnhofer and M. Röper. 2005. The ninth specimen of Archaeopteryx from Solnhofen. 4th International Symposium on Lithographic Limestone and Plattenkalk, Eichstätt. Zitteliana B26:28-29 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 119238: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 22.10.2011

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