Schoch, R. R. 2011. Tracing Seemann’s dinosaur excavation in the Upper Triassic of Trossingen: his ﬁeld notes and the present status of the material. Palaeodiversity 4: 245–282.
Abstract - The ﬁeld notes of Reinhold Seemann, who conducted the 1932 dinosaur excavation at Trossingen, are published for the ﬁrst time. An English translation of the whole text is also provided. Quarry maps and stratigraphic sections were redrawn and compared with new data gathered in ongoing excavations. Of the 65 ﬁnds listed by Seemann, only 21 have survived the Second World War (Plateosaurus: 18, Proganochelys: 3). This includes most of the well-preserved skeletons, which had been moved to safe places during the war. An overview of these ﬁnds and their present state is given for the ﬁrst time. This reveals major differences in preservation of bones, and it adds to the knowledge of bone completeness classes at Trossingen. The missing ﬁnds were probably destroyed by ﬁre in 1944, and there are no remains from these specimens left. In combination with the ﬁeld notes and sketches, the new data on Seemann’s material may serve as a platform for future studies of and excavations at the Trossingen lagerstaette.