Article: The systematic status of Oppel's specimens of Belemnites gerardi
G. R. Stevens
Oppel's original specimens of Belemnites gerardi from Kalabagh (Punjab) are described and refigured. The name is restricted to the specimens figured as Oppel's pl. 88, figs. 1,2, and the original of fig. 3 is assigned to a new species, Belemnopsis uhligi, based on one of Uhlig's specimens from the Spiti Shales (northern India). Synonymy and diagnoses are provided for B. gerardi and B. uhligi and their stratigraphic ranges discussed. It is shown that Belemnopsis kuntkotensis (Waagen) is a synonym of B. gerardi and that the majority of belemnites hitherto assigned to B. gerardi should be reassigned to B. uhligi.