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  The Netherlands

august 2002
Last Modified:
march 2012

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 Zie ook Mineralenlocatie Winterswijk

Location description

In the east of The Netherlands Muschelkalk (part of the Triassic period) limestone is found close to the surface. In the quarry at Winterswijk you can find very interesting fossils like Nothosaur footprints.

The quarry is only open to collectors on special collecting days. For more information see this website: :
http://www.ngvafdelingen.nl/?page_id=578 (in Dutch)

Update 2016: the quarry is not open to visitors anymore

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View from above.
Added by: Anthonie on 22-03-2012

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In the quarry you can find shells, footprints of Nothosaurus and other, fish remains, etc.

There are 29 photographs of fossils from this location in our Fossil ID System.
Go to the Winterswijk Species List to identify your own finds!

Literature recommended by members

  • J.F. Geys, 2006: De Geschiedenis van het Leven 7e Trias Reptielen en Zoogdieren
    Een beschrijving van reptielen en zoogdieren uit het Trias tijdperk. Ook de meeste reptiel soorten uit Winterswijk komen aan bod. Rijk geïllustreerd.
    Added by Trilobite
  • Klein, N., 2009: Skull morphology of Anarosaurus heterodontus (Reptilia: Sauropterygia: Pachypleurosauria) from the Lower Muschelkalk of the Germanic Basin (Winterswijk, The Netherlands), Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 29:3, 665-676,
    Added by Carboon
  • Klein, N., Albers, P.C.H., 2009: A new species of the sauropsid reptile Nothosaurus from the Lower Muschelkalk of the western Germanic Basin, Winterswijk, The Netherlands. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 54 (4): 589–598
    Added by Carboon
  • Neenan, J.M., Klein, N., Scheyer, T. M., 2013: European origin of placodont marine reptiles and the evolution of crushing dentition in Placodontia
    Nature Communications 4, 2284. DOI: 10.1038/ncomms3284
    Added by FossilDude
  • Oosterink, H.W., Winkelhorst, H., 2013: Probable remains of jellyfish (Cnidaria, Scyphozoa) from the lower Middle Triassic (Anisian) of Winterswijk, eastern Netherlands
    Netherlands Journal of Geosciences — Geologie en Mijnbouw 92 (1), 61-67
    Added by FossilDude
  • Uitgave NGV, Staringia 11, nummer 1a, 2003: Sauriers uit de onder-muschelkalk van Winterwijk
    Added by webmaster
  • van Eldijk et al., 2017: New fossil insects from the Anisian (Lower to Middle Muschelkalk) from the Central European Basin (Germany and The Netherlands)
    Paläontologische Zeitschrift 91(2), 185-194. DOI: 10.1007/s12542-017-0343-y
    Added by FossilDude
  • Wetenschappelijke mededelingen K.N.N.V. nr. 175, juli 1986: Inleiding tot de geologie van Winterswijk Deel 1 Geologie
    Added by webmaster
  • Wetenschappelijke mededelingen K.N.N.V. nr. 178, november 1986: Winterswijk, geologie deel 2
    De Trias-periode (geologie, mineralen en fossielen)
    Added by webmaster

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