The crocodilian Goniopholis simus from the Lower Cretaceous of north-western Germany

Salisbury, S. W., Willis, P. M. A., Peitz, S. and Sander, P. M. (1999) The crocodilian Goniopholis simus from the Lower Cretaceous of north-western Germany. Special Papers in Palaeontology, 60 60: 121-148.

Author Salisbury, S. W.
Willis, P. M. A.
Peitz, S.
Sander, P. M.
Title The crocodilian Goniopholis simus from the Lower Cretaceous of north-western Germany
Journal name Special Papers in Palaeontology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0038-6804
ISBN 0901702676
9780901702678
Publication date 1999
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 60
Issue 60
Start page 121
End page 148
Total pages 28
Place of publication Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Language eng
Formatted abstract
A re-evaluation of crocodilian material referred to Goniopholis from the Berriasian (Lower Cretaceous) of north-western Germany is presented, based on the description of a natural mould of a skull and mandible in the collections of the Institut für Paläontologie, Bonn. Along with other material from the Obernkirchen Sandstone of the Bückeburg Member of the German 'Wealden', the Bonn specimen is referred to G. simus Owen. Two previously recognized species of Goniopholis from Germany, 'G. pugnax' Koken and 'G. minor' Koken, are considered to be nomina dubia, because they are based on undiagnostic material, much of which can no longer be located. Two complete skeletons from the Hauterivian-Barremian of Bernissart, Belgium, previously assigned to G. sinius, are considered to be representative of distinct species and should be redescribed and renamed. G. simus is restricted to the Berriasian of the Wessex-Weald Basin of southern England and the Niedersachsen Basin of north-western Germany. This is the first clear evidence of interchange between the non-marine vertebrate faunas of these two regions.
Q-Index Code C1
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Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Biological Sciences Publications
 
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