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African Natural History

On-line version ISSN 2305-7963
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KENNEDY, William James  and  KLINGER, Herbert Christian. Cretaceous faunas from Zululand and Natal, South Africa. The Santonian-Campanian ammonite genus Eulophoceras Hyatt, 1903. Afr. nat. history (Online) [online]. 2012, vol.8, pp.30-54. ISSN 2305-7963.

The distinctive Santonian-Campanian ammonite genus Eulophoceras Hyatt, 1903, is revised and assigned to the subfamily Lenticeratinae. Pelecodiscus Van Hoepen, 1921, and Spheniscoceras Spath, 1921, are junior synonyms. Praelibycoceras H. Douvillé, 1912, regarded as a junior synonym by previous authors, is regarded as a separate taxon. All seven species previously recorded from the Mzamba Formation of the Eastern Cape Province are assigned to a variable, dimorphic Eulophoceras natalense Hyatt, 1903, which is also recorded from the St Lucia Formation of KwaZulu-Natal, as is a second species, Eulophoceras bererense Hourcq, 1949. The Madagascan representatives of the genus are described and illustrated for comparison, and the status of other species referred to the genus reviewed.

Keywords : Ammonites; Eulophoceras; Santonian; Campanian; Cretaceous; KwaZulu-Natal; Eastern Cape Province; South Africa.

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