Coleoid cephalopods from the plattenkalks of the Upper Jurassic of Southern Germany and from the Upper Cretaceous of Lebanon – A faunal comparison
Author: Fuchs, Dirk
Source: Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie - Abhandlungen, Volume 245, Number 1, July 2007 , pp. 59-69(11)
Publisher: E. Schweizerbart'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung
Abstract:The coleoid diversity of the Southern Germany and Lebanon plattenkalks is presented. Both deposits are dominated by vampyropod coleoids. Morphological comparisons suggest that the Upper Cretaceous (Cenomanian – Santonian) Lebanon fauna includes a mixture of almost unmodified (Trachyteuthis, Dorateuthis), slightly modified (Glyphiteuthis, Rachiteuthis) as well as strongly modified (Palaeoctopus) vampyropods compared to the Upper Jurassic (Tithonian) Solnhofen fauna. In both Konservat-Lagerstätten belemnoid coleoids are rare. There is no evidence for the presence of decabrachiate coleoids neither in the Solnhofen nor in the Lebanon plattenkalks.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: July 1, 2007
- Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie continuously publishes current original contributions from all fields of geology, ever since its foundation in 1807. All published contributions are in the English language.
- Editorial Board
- Information for Authors
- Subscribe to this Title
- ingentaconnect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites