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African Natural History

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KENNEDY, William James  and  KLINGER, Herbert Christian. Cretaceous faunas from Zululand and Natal, South Africa. The ammonite genus Oxytropidoceras Stieler, 1920. Afr. nat. history (Online) [online]. 2011, vol.7, pp.69-102. ISSN 2305-7963.

Ten species of the distinctive oxycone ammonite Oxytropidoceras are described from the Middle and lower Upper Albian Mzinene Formation of northern KwaZulu-Natal. Oxytropidoceras (O.) alticarinatum (Spath, 1922) was originally described from western Europe. O. (Manuaniceras) manuanense (Spath, 1921), O. (M.) falcatum sp. nov. and O. (Venezoliceras) umsinenense (Van Hoepen, 1931) are only known from northern KwaZulu-Natal. The following species were previously recorded from Madagascar: O. (O.) basseae (Besairie, 1936), O. (O.) hoepeni Collignon, 1936, O. (Adkinsites) multituberculatus Collignon, 1936, O. (Mirapelia) hourcqi Collignon, 1936, and O. (M.) colcanapi Collignon, 1936. O. (Venezoliceras) madagascariense Collignon, 1949, was recorded from Madagascar, southern Mozambique and Venezuela.

Keywords : ammonites; Oxytropidoceras; Albian; Cretaceous; KwaZulu-Natal; South Africa.

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