Marine crocodiles of Germany
In our new paper we describe the fragmentary remains of two large individuals (SMNS 80149, PSHME PH1) of marine crocodiles (Thalattosuchia) from the early Kimmeridgian of Southern Germany. Germany is (next to e.g. the UK, France, or Argentina) one of the hotspots for fossils of these extinct crocodile relatives. Most of the well-preserved thalattosuchian skeletons found here are from the Toarcian black shales of Holzmaden, Dotternhausen, and Mistelgau as well as the late Upper Jurassic limestones of the Altmühl valley, Wattendorf, and Nusplingen.