Category Archives: Holzmaden

Palaeontology of SW Germany 3.1.19: Hauff and still no end in sight

Dieser Beitrag auf Deutsch. This part of the Palaeontology of SW Germany series has arrived at a deep low in the number of vertebrates shown, and it is time I fight my way through the rest of the spineless stuff … Continue reading

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more Holzmaden marine reptiles – this time at the MfN

Dieser Beitrag auf deutsch. I’ve bombarded you with marine reptiles of all kinds from the Posidonia Shale of Holzmaden before, all of them from the Urweltmuseum Hauff: ichthyosaurs, more ichthyosaurs, and plesiosaurs (including pliosaurs) and crocodiles – as well as … Continue reading

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Paleontology of SW Germany 3.1.18: Hauff ammonites galore

Dieser Beitrag auf deutsch. Last post on Hauff promised ammonites, the most common fossil you can find in the German Jurassic. Unsurprisingly, the Urweltmuseum has plenty, and in incredible preservations. I’ll start with a really rare and exceptional specimen. A … Continue reading

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Palaeontology of SW Germany 3.1.17: failing to finish off Hauff

Dieser Beitrag auf Deutsch. Decapods today. It is high time I finally finish off the remaining fossils from the Urweltmuseum Hauff and post a final post discussing the museum as a whole, and one on the reconstructions shown – oh … Continue reading

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Palaeontology of SW Germany 1.3.16: belemnite life models

forgot them in the post showing the fossils. cannibalism! Yay!

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Palaeontology of SW Germany 3.1.15: Hauff squids

In the series from the Urweltmuseum Hauff in Holzmaden (link list to previous instalments here) we’ve had the belemnites, now it is squids. Phragmotheutis conocauda, with a small fish in between the hooked tentacles. You can nicely see the cuttlebone, … Continue reading

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Palaeontology of SW Germany 3.1.14: spineless @ Hauff

This series of posts on the Palaeontology of SW Germany, where I grew up, has gotten a bit longwinded and confusing. Therefore, I’ll give you a linklist to those parts dealing with the Urweltmuseum Hauff. Introduction “rock stair”, bio- & … Continue reading

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Palaeontology of SW Germany 3.1.13: Hauff pterosaurs!

Finally, some non-marine animals :) The Lias does hold a few; those that fell into the sea include even a sauropod (Ohmdenosaurs). The vast majority, though, are pterosaurs. Sadly, most specimens are lightened with spotlights that make photography very hard. … Continue reading

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Palaeontolog of SW Germany 3.1.12: Hauff, Hauff, Hauff and no end in sight!

Ichthyosaurs was yesterday (well, last week), today it’s time for other large marine vertebrates of the Lias ε. Let’s start with Hauffiosaurus zanoni, a pliosaur. next up, Hydrorion brachypterygius. Much like Hauffiosaurus, it is pretty much a one-of… in fact, … Continue reading

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Palaeontology of SW Germany 3.1.11: Hauff ichthyosaurs

Last post on the Urweltmuseum Hauff had two ichthyosaurs already, a Stenopterygius quadrissicus and a Eurhinosaurus longirostris. Both spectacular in their near-perfect articulation and completeness, but both nothing special when Holzmaden is concerned. Here’s one that is a bit more … Continue reading

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