Neoptychites
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Neoptychites

Neoptychites
Temporal range: Turonian
~94.3-89.3 Ma
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Neoptychites

Kossmat, 1895
Species [1]
  • N. (Neoptychites)
  • N. cephalotus
  • N. crassus
  • N. telinga
  • N. transitorius
  • N. xetriformis

Neoptychites is an extinct ammonoid cephalopod genus from the Turonian stage of the Upper Cretaceous (around 94 to 89 Ma),[1] with a worldwide distribution.[2]

Description

Neoptychites includes extremely involute Ammonitida whose outer whorls have a high triangular section with a moderately rounded venter (the outer rim). Tho body chamber in adults is generally smooth, with a constricted aperture. The earliest whorls are smooth except for periodic constrictions; later juvenile whorls have numerous low ribs without tubercles.

Taxonomy

Neoptychites belongs to the ammonite family Vascoceratidae and is included in the subfamily Vasoceratinae. The genus was named by Kossmat in 1895. Its type species is Ammonites telinga Stoliczka, 1865 (= Ammonites cephalotus Courtiller, 1860). It is probably derived from Paravascoceras.

Distribution

Fossils of Neoptychites have been found in Austria, Brazil, Cameroon, Colombia (La Frontera (Huila, Cundinamarca, Boyacá) and Loma Gorda Formations, Aipe, Huila),[3][4] Egypt, France, India, Jordan, Mexico, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, Romania, Tunisia, United States (Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas), and Venezuela.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b c Neoptychites at Fossilworks.org
  2. ^ Sepkoski, Jack (2002). "Sepkoski's Online Genus Database". Retrieved .
  3. ^ Patarroyo, 2016, p.41
  4. ^ Patarroyo, 2011, p.69

Bibliography

Further reading

  • Arkell; et al. (1957). R.C. Moore (ed.). Mesozoic Ammonoidea, Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology Part L. Geological Society of America, University of Kansas Press.
  • W.A. Cobban; Hook, S.C. (1983). "Mid-Cretaceous (Turonian) ammonite fauna from Fence Lake area of west-central New Mexico". Memoir. New Mexico Bureau of Mines & Mineral Resources, Socorro NM. 41.
  • W.A. Cobban; Hook, S.C. (1979). "Collignoniceras woollgari woollgari (Mantell) ammonite fauna from Upper Cretaceous of Western Interior, United States". Memoir. New Mexico Bureau of Mines & Mineral Resources, Socorro NM. 38.

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