Solnhofen

(A916 PC )
CURRENT POSITION: 11 TAU 10
Incl: 9.46204
Eccent: 0.1531245
Period: 3.5198303440735 years
AU 2.3138458
Type: 0000

Discovery Chart

9.8.1916 23:28 Bergedorf 10e14 53n29 observations 1

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The rocks around the limestone quarry at Solnhofen, Bavaria, consist of fossilized reefs. It seems that during the Upper Jurassic this region was covered by lagoons, in which limy sediments slowly accumulated to form very fine-grained limestones. This slow accumulation permitted the remarkable preservation of fossils — even internal organs and soft-bodied creatures are preserved in exquisite detail. The most famous specimen to come from Solnhofen was one of the few complete examples of Archaeopteryx, the earliest known flying vertebrate. (M 23351)

Name proposed by G. V. Williams, the identifications for this object having been made by C. M. Bardwell.

Avastatud: 9-8-1916 Avastamiskoht: Bergedorf Avastajad: Thiele, H.

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