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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. Valdedorsella, Pseudohaploceras, Puzosia, Bhimaites, Pachydesmoceras, Parapuzosia (Austiniceras) and P. (Parapuzosia) of the ammonite subfamily Puzosiinae Spath, 1922. Afr. nat. history (Online) [online]. 2014, vol.10, pp.01-46. ISSN 2305-7963.

Representatives of 20 species of the ammonite subfamily Puzosiinae Spath, 1922 are described from the Barremian and Aptian Makatini Formation, the Albian and Cenomanian Mzinene Formation, and the Coniacian part of the St Lucia Formation of northern KwaZulu-Natal, and the Santonian to Lower Campanian Mzamba Formation of northern Eastern Cape Province. The following are recognized: Valdedorsella akuschaensis (Anthula, 1899), Pseudohaploceras matheroni (d'Orbigny, 1841), Puzosia mayoriana (d'Orbigny, 1841), Puzosia provincialis (Parona & Bonarelli, 1897), Puzosia furnitana Pervinquière, 1907, Puzosia compacta Crick, 1907, Puzosia natalensis Crick, 1907, Puzosia compressa Kossmat, 1898, Puzosia manasoaensis Collignon, 1961, Puzosia eboroensis Collignon, 1961, Bhimaites bhima (Stoliczka, 1865), Bhimaites stoliczkai (Kossmat, 1897), Bhimaites pinguis (Crick, 1907), Bhimaites subtilis (Crick, 1907), Bhimaites gortanii Venzo, 1936), Parapuzosia (Parapuzosia) haughtoni Spath, 1922, Parapuzosia (Parapuzosia)? truteri (Van Hoepen, 1968), Parapuzosia (Austiniceras) subcompressa (Crick, 1907), Parapuzosia (Austiniceras) beantalyense Collignon, 1961, and Pachydesmoceras pachydiscoide Matsumoto, 1954 (=?Matsumotoceras donlisteri Van Hoepen, 1968).

Keywords : Cretaceous; ammonite; Puzosiinae; KwaZulu-Natal; South Africa.

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