African Natural History
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KENNEDY, William James and KLINGER, Herbert Christian. Cretaceous faunas from Zululand and Natal, South Africa. The desmoceratoid ammonite genera Moretella Collignon, 1963, Beudanticeras Hitzel, 1902, and Aioloceras Whitehouse, 1926. Afr. nat. history (Online) [online]. 2012, vol.8, pp.55-75. ISSN 2305-7963.
Three taxa of desmoceratoid ammonites are recognized in the Lower Albian of northern KwaZulu-Natal, all of them previously known only from Madagascar: Moretella sp., Beudanticeras komihevitraense Collignon, 1950, and Aioloceras besairiei (Collignon, 1949). Madagascan type and figured material, much of it difficult to interpret from the original figures is re-illustrated, and the intraspecific variation and dimorphism in Moretella and Aioloceras are documented.
Keywords : ammonites; Desmoceratoidea; Albian; Cretaceous; KwaZulu-Natal; Madagascar.