In 1924, Prof. Bernhard Peyer from the University of Zurich, Switzerland, began to excavate the exceptionally preserved fossils of the Ladinian ‘Grenzbitumenzone’ at Monte San Giorgio, Ticino. Over the decades, complete skeletons of many marine and non-marine vertebrates were discovered and described. Monte San Giorgio is the first Triassic black shale Fossillagerstaette that became world-renowned, which led to the recognition by the UNESCO as a world heritage site. With this volume we want to (1) commemorate the centennial of the excavations, (2) demonstrate how the discoveries from Monte San Giorgio triggered global research on similar black shale deposits in many parts worldwide and (3) show how research continues today. Articles, which are linked with the topic ‘Triassic Konservatlagerstaetten and their fossils’ (not only Monte San Giorgio) are welcome. Topics covered in this volume, always related with Triassic Konservatlagerstaetten are: evolution; systematics of vertebrates, invertebrates, microfossils, plants; revisions of groups; description of new taxa and occurrences; stratigraphy; palaeoecology; taphonomy; functional & constructional morphology, morphometrics; biomechanics; history of research on Triassic conservation deposits; etc. We have waivers if no funding is available for full Open Access publication.
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