Journal : Acta Geologica Polonica
Article : Scaphitid ammonites from the Upper Cretaceous of KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape Province, South Africa

Authors :
Kennedy, W. J.
Oxford University Museum of Natural History, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PW and Department of Earth Sciences, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3AN, United Kingdom,,
Walaszczyk, I.
Faculty of Geology, University of Warsaw, Al. Żwirki i Wigury 93, PL-02-089 Warszawa, Poland,,
Kopaevich, L.
Geological Faculty, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Leninskie gory, Moscow, 119991 Russia,
Beniamovski, V. N.
Geological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Pyzhevski 7, Moscow, 119017, Russia,
Wilmsen, M.
Senckenberg Naturhistorische Sammlungen Dresden, Museum für Mineralogie und Geologie, Sektion Paläozoologie, Königsbrücker Landstr. 159, D-01109 Dresden, Germany,,
Storm, M.
Department of Earth Sciences, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3AN, United Kingdom,
Fürsich, F.
GeoZentrum Nordbayern, Fachgruppe PaläoUmwelt, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Loewenichstr. 28, D-91054 Erlangen, Germany,
Majidifard, M.
Geological Survey of Iran, Box 131851-1494, Tehran, Iran,
Gasiński, M. A.
Institute of Geological Sciences, Jagiellonian University, Oleandry 2a, PL-30-063 Kraków, Poland,,
Olshtynska, A.
Institute of Geological Sciences, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, O. Gonchara str. 55-b, 01601 Kiev, Ukraine,,
Uchman, A.
Institute of Geological Sciences, Jagiellonian University, Oleandry 2a, PL-30-063 Kraków, Poland,,
Kennedy, W. J.
Oxford University Museum of Natural History, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3W and Department of Earth Sciences, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3AN, United Kingdom,,
Klinger, H.
Natural History Collections Department, Iziko South African Museum, P. O. Box 61, Cape Town, 8000, Republic of South Africa,,
Abstract : Scaphitid ammonites are described and illustrated from the Upper Cretaceous of the coastal region of north-eastern South Africa. Scaphites kieslingswaldensis Langenhan and Grundey, 1891, Scaphites manasoaensis Collignon, 1965, and Yezoites concinna sp. nov. occur in the Coniacian part of the St Lucia Formation in northern KwaZulu-Natal. A further Yezoites sp. may also be from this level. Argentoscaphites corrugatus sp. nov. occurs in the Santonian to Lower Campanian Mzamba Formation on the northernmost coast of Eastern Cape Province. Yezoites australis sp. nov. occurs in the Upper Santonian part of the St Lucia and Mzamba formations of these areas, and Scaphites reesidei Collignon, 1969, is recorded from the Lower Campanian part of the Mzamba Formation. The scaphitid assemblage includes species previously described from Western Europe and Madagascar, together with Argentoscaphites, previously known only from Patagonia (and possibly South India). Dimorphism is recognised in Scaphites reesidei, Yezoites concinna sp. nov. and Y. australis sp. nov. Argentoscaphites corrugatus sp. nov. and Yezoites sp. are represented by microconchs only. Dimorphism has not been recognised in Scaphites kieslingswaldensis.

Keywords : amonity, kreda, Republika Południowej Afryki, scaphitid ammonites, Cretaceous, South Africa,
Publishing house : Faculty of Geology of the University of Warsaw
Publication date : 2013
Number : Vol. 63, no. 4
Page : 527 – 543

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Qute : Kennedy, W. J. ,Walaszczyk, I. ,Kopaevich, L. ,Beniamovski, V. N. ,Wilmsen, M. ,Storm, M. ,Fürsich, F. ,Majidifard, M. ,Gasiński, M. A. ,Olshtynska, A. ,Uchman, A. ,Kennedy, W. J. ,Klinger, H. ,Klinger, H. , Scaphitid ammonites from the Upper Cretaceous of KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape Province, South Africa. Acta Geologica Polonica Vol. 63, no. 4/2013