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Temporal range: Bajocian[1]
Stephanoceratidae - Garantiana garantiana.JPG
Fossil of Garantiana garantiana from France, on display at Galerie de paléontologie et d'anatomie comparée in Paris
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Subclass: Ammonoidea
Order: Ammonitida
Superfamily: Stephanocerataceae
Family: Stephanoceratidae
Genus: Garantiana

Garantiana is a strongly ribbed, generally evolute ammonite from the Bajocian stage at the beginning of the Middle Jurassic, included in the family Stephanoceratidae. Inner whorls are exposed in a wide and fairly deep umbilicus. Ribs arise at the umbilical margin and split in two (bifurcate) about midway up the sides and cross over the outer (ventral) rim.

Garantiana was named by d'Orbigny, 1845, the type species is Garantiana garantiana, which comes from France. Related genera include Orthogarantiana Pseudogarantiana, and Strenoceras.

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  1. ^ Sepkoski, Jack (2002). "A compendium of fossil marine animal genera (Cephalopoda entry)". Bulletins of American Paleontology. 364: 560. Archived from the original on 2008-05-07. Retrieved 2008-04-05.