The systematic affinities between the Lower Cretaceous Ammonoidea Protacanthoplites abichi (Anthula, 1900) and Acanthohoplites aschiltaensis (Anthula, 1900)

  • This work provides the first revision and illustration of the type material of the ammonite species Parahoplites abichi Anthula [Type species of Protacanthoplites Tovbina] and Parahoplites aschiltaensis Anthula [Type species of Acanthohoplites Sinzow] from the upper Aptian (Lower Cretaceous) of Dagestan, Russia. The close affinities and synonymy between these two species are confirmed, and Acanthohoplites aschiltaensis is here retained as the senior valid name by its long quoting history and its historical use as a zonal index of the upper Aptian. The genus Protacanthoplites should be thus synonymised with Acanthohoplites by priority in the date of publication. Comparison with, and distinction from, closely allied Acanthohoplitidae is provided.

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Author:Camille FrauORCiDGND
Parent Title (German):European journal of taxonomy
Series (Serial Number):European journal of taxonomy : EJT (888:137–158)
Publisher:Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle
Place of publication:Paris
Document Type:Article
Date of Publication (online):2023/08/16
Date of first Publication:2023/08/16
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2023/08/30
Tag:Acanthohoplitidae; Ammonoida; Aptian; Dagestan; taxonomy
Page Number:22
First Page:137
Last Page:158
Dewey Decimal Classification:5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 56 Fossilien, Paläontologie / 560 Paläontologie; Paläozoologie
5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 59 Tiere (Zoologie) / 590 Tiere (Zoologie)
Sammlungen:Sammlung Biologie / Sondersammelgebiets-Volltexte
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung 4.0