Subcollina

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Subcollina
Temporal range: M Jura
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Subclass: Ammonoidea
Order: Ammonitida
Superfamily: Stephanocerataceae
Family: Spiroceratidae
Genus: Subcollina
Spath (1925)

Subcollina is an evolute to serpenticonic stephanoceratacean ammonite from the Middle Jurassic (Baj) of Mexico, placed in the family Spiroceratidae.[1]

The whorl section of Subcollina is subquadrate, slightly depressed in the inner whorls, slightly compressed at the mature aperture. The inner whorls are covered with fine, dense, primary ribs that become widespread and thicker on the outer whorls, terminating in ventrolateral tubercles from which two or sometimes three secondary ribs extend that cross the venter in a regular zig-zag pattern.[1] [2]

Subcollina is probably derived from the Stephanoceratidae.[1] Some stephanoceratids also have the zig-zag pattern of Subcollina. Related genera include Parastrenoceras, Strenoceras, and Spiroceras.

Note that the described zig-zag pattern in the secondary ribs as they cross the venter may be hard to make out in fig 32 of Sandoval and Westermann (1986)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c The Bajocian (Jurassic) ammonite fauna of Oaxaca, Mexico; Jose Sandoval & Gerd E. G. Westermann; Jour Paleo V.67, N.6, p.1220, Nov. 1986
  2. ^ Mesozoic Ammonoidea, Arkell et al 1957.Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology, Part L, mollusca 4