Article: Heteromorph ammonites from the Upper Maastrichtian of Pondicherry, south India
The heteromorph ammonites (Ancyloceratina) from the Upper Maastrichtian Valudavur Formation (Valudayur Group, Anisoceras beds of authors) of Pondicherry, south India are revised in a sequel to the previously published account of the normally coiled Phylloceratina, Lytoceratina and Ammonitina. Twelve species referred to eight genera are recognized, of which Cyrtoptychoceras is a new representative of the Polyptychoceratinae. The fauna is of great importance in the development of heteromorph ammonite taxonomy, although a source of great confusion to previous workers. It represents the most diverse Upper Maastrichtian heteromorph assemblage known.