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The Upper Jurassic ammonite Virgatopavlovia from NE Scotland; implications for palaeogeography and phylogeny

John C. W. Cope
The Upper Jurassic ammonite Virgatopavlovia from NE Scotland; implications for palaeogeography and phylogeny
Scottish Journal of Geology (April 2015) 51 (1): 57-62

Abstract

The upper part of the Helmsdale Boulder Beds Formation at Helmsdale, NE Scotland has yielded ammonites belonging to the genus Virgatopavlovia Cope, 1978. This genus is restricted to the youngest Bolonian Fittoni Zone that has hitherto not been recorded on the basis of its ammonite fauna outside of south Dorset. Palaeogeographical reconstructions suggest that these ammonites must have migrated (either northwards or southwards) through a narrow strait of probably shallow water in the English Midlands, although no record of the genus exists in that area. The Greenland ammonite genus Epipallasiceras Spath 1936 may be derived from Virgatopavlovia.


ISSN: 0036-9276
EISSN: 2041-4951
Coden: SJGEAX
Serial Title: Scottish Journal of Geology
Serial Volume: 51
Serial Issue: 1
Title: The Upper Jurassic ammonite Virgatopavlovia from NE Scotland; implications for palaeogeography and phylogeny
Author(s): Cope, John C. W.
Affiliation: National Museum of Wales, Department of Geology, Cardiff, United Kingdom
Pages: 57-62
Published: 201504
Text Language: English
Publisher: Geological Society Publishing House for the Geological Societies of Edinburgh and Glasgow, Bath, United Kingdom
References: 30
Accession Number: 2015-049828
Categories: Invertebrate paleontologyStratigraphy
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. 1 table, geol. sketch maps
N54°40'00" - N61°00'00", W08°30'00" - W00°45'00"
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from The Geological Society, London, London, United Kingdom
Update Code: 201523
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