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BAJOCIAN SONNINIIDAE AND OTHER AMMONITES FROM WESTERN SCOTLAND by NICOL MORTON Aneraact The sequence of ajacian ammonia the Beare Sandsone of Skye smi tr of ‘ese, Souse (oi sbeone Suu sme “oper stbvoe Hck and Htumpiresanum (oath sean Cysatcx Haren, and Bago). The {in he are ae normaly fo repace Sowers Sur and Humposesani wih sae rahe aa oma Lowe scan rma seme. Uppe jan soe anna yb tng Sige Paro the my Sooniidae modified tnd dtd Sod te spas of uplre wth genera ‘ahopocerat an Psa) Sheen, Witch, Plots, Sem (wih bans Sete sd Pp Ira od Doron wich ar penn in ws Scan ae Srv. tps wh some cht ama There cla imorpisn in soe af the Tana for cutie Wich (Mn Peltor). bat Pecos (nano cour ih Sonne) sd pang of dnp scr nd 90 nt temple? Some spose Srodand sesh dwared in comparcn wh ober parte Erope BasoctAN ammonites occur in western Scotland mainly in the Bearreraig Sandstone in the Trotiernish peninsula ofthe Isle of Skye, although they have also been recorded. in Mull (Lee and Bailey 1925). The fauna is dominated by species of stephanoceratids (Morton 1971a) and sonniniids (Morton 1972, 1973), and the purpose of this paper is to describe the Sonniniidae and some other Bajocian ammonites. ‘The specimens described are mainly in the collections of the Hunterian Muscum, University of Glasgow (HM), but some are from the collections of the Institute of Geological Sciences, Edinburgh (GSE), Dr. J. H. Callomon, London (Call.) and the Department of Geology, Birkbeck College, London (BKC), STRATIGRAPHY ‘The lithostratigraphy is based on Morton (1965, 1969) (see also Lee 1920 and Anderson and Dunham 1966). The sequence of faunas and their zonal or subzonal position (see Table 1) are: |. BearreraigBurnsection; IT mabowsbaseofShaly Sandstone: Buoploceas()"dominans Buckmsn), E(E) margnava Buskenan)- top of Concavum Zoe (Aalentn) orbs of Disites Zane (Hyperlaeas spcoceurs 1 m hgh), 2 Beateraig Bura scion; 26m, 27m, and 29m below top of ShalySandstones (44m above base) aoploceras (spp (ek. meson (Buckaa) and 7 cesta (Buckman) Discies Zone 3. Bearreraig Burn vtin snd foo of high if 40m sou of Bearzerag: op 2-3 mofShaly Sunstones: ioploceras (Fsfobiers) fsobanan (Waagen) E.(E) sp. (ef. aderum (Waagen)), Shira ‘vigonas Buckman—-Ovals Zone 4 Heareraig Bao section; 18 m below top of Masive Sandsones: Wicella af rar (Buckman), WW. a leerienta(Sowerty), Wall romanoides (Douvill), Peekoites curler (Dow), P. mace (uckman). Pinar (Hitermann), Samnina (S)corragts (Somerby), Bias (One) sp oN. aeviuseula Zope (ls loose Sunnie (Paplicras arenas (Qurstet)iom Sze Zoe) '. Rud Sughar, Bearrerig; lowe blocks from top 10-12 m of Masive Sundstoncs: Sina (S) 1105 AL HEY a PALAEONTOLOGY. VOLUME Is samen Somes), SS.) propinguns (Bayi) (5) corragat Somerby), S. Papier areata {Guensed) 8. (2) mesacont (Waagen, Plekodies macer (Buckman), Siocras bes Beas ‘Emacs (Esp Seuss Zone and Suro’ A single specimen of Wiichel aft rar (Buckman) sess {at some Laeviucula Zone may also be present. 6 Toraig, ear Pree: basal bod of Upper Sandstone: Stphanccnas(S:) modonum (Quensi), Si (Se) aft mobi and all. maorom (Quenstea), ?Chonrocerasevohescens (Wage), Liseceras ‘olsun (Orogny), Darseenia pags (Roce), D.hannoveran ermann), D.hebridica Morton, ‘Soin’ af farireta (Questa) Hedridica Subzone, Sauze! Zone. Formerly placal (Moron {97tm 1972) ia the lower par of the Humpirisionsm Zone, the basal put of the Upper Sandstones ontining this fa snow ctluded from the Humphresanum Zone and peed in the Sauzei Zone at ‘Phew eiizone. It can be correlated withthe PingusSehichien of sorter Germany (ee Hut 1968. ‘Westerman 1967, p23) 7 Rig shore: ower pat of Upper Sandon (Nea wateraland southwards long sbore: Oppla(.) Pabrailara Somerby) tophanoceras (St) mata (Quensted) 1. (St) nodrun (Queastea), (St) sp St. (Normans) torbigni (Buckman), SS) "sem (Buvkman) Chondocerasevlvescens (Wang), DersceniaracaBcknan, Dror (Oppel “Somina’ aff Jarncarinana (Quen), Poecomerplas ejeludes (COrbigay)Cyclides Subtonc, Hurmphriesianuin Zone (6) North of waterfall, steaigraphically higher than (a): Stephanoeras (St) mabe (Quen) Si. {sida wipes Weiser, Sr (Normannit orien Buckman). 8. () 2dousey (Buckmas)~ Humphre anu Sutone, Humphresanim Zone £ Rudha Sughar, Barrer oe block fem basal 30m of Upper Sandsions: Oppelia(O) adradata (Sowerby), Stphanverar (St) mabe (Quensied) Si. (St) aff. rot Sowerby), 51. (St) af. nos lan aft. mcr Quentd), i (St) al. triplex Weiser St. (St. pyrtosun (Quenstes), St. (Normans) ‘orbit (uckinen), Dorseenis lastaca Buckman, Drama! (Opp), . pings (Rosret),"Somini LM. foricarinata (Quenstet)-Hebridia Subzoee, Sauze' Zone and Cycoides and Humpiiesnum Subiones, Humphriesamam Zove 9, Ppein cating at Bearer 30 m above base of Upper Sundstones:Stphanoeeras (St) pyritosum (Qoenstot), St (St) all. plex Waser, Sr. (Nermannies) sp. Hamphrisiatum Zone and Subzone 10, Pipslne cutting Bearrrig; 4 above fauna 9, 38m above base of Upper Sandstone: Teloceras (7) beget (Sowerty)~Bapdent Subzone, Humphedianum Zone. Apparent range f species aeuring inthe Uper Sandstone (xcuing fauna 8) are Hebridica Clos Humphriesanum Bladen Oppeia 0.) brains {esocera olan x ‘Stephanoesras (St) nodosum x SiS) al nodosum ‘and a macrum 4 setS:) muahite x SUS) apex Si (8) portion Si0Y) frbigns| x SLU) Menton x Tetoceras (7) blade Chondrocera evoescns ? x Dorectonialostrace 2 D.romant : Dhamoverane Di hebiica *Somnine? af. fricarinata Poeclomorphscetodes MORTON: BAJOCIAN AMMONITES FROM SCOTLAND a 11 Bearreraig; loose blek presumably from upper part of Upper Sandstone, found by De. JK. Weight Garant (G) "baalata (Quensedt) (ke ~ Morton 17la,p.287)~Subfurcatum oF lower part of ‘Garantiana Zone (IMS 2669-6, gs. 8-10) 12, Prince Charles Cave: Garanisna Cay: Garaniana (G.)thaculte Quenstedt) (Moron 1871, 1p, 287) oF Paeuloaraniana dihotoma (Bent) (Pavia 1973, p. 110)-Sublaratum or Tower patt of Girantana Zone. "aBLe I. Divisions ofthe Bajosan Stage recognized in western Stand “Upper Baca ‘Gurantiana of Subfurcatuca tas raercase acces Sains js Lown ticua ad aL DIMENSIONS elo is fill st of he dimensions given, though na all are appropriate for every species desribed (all Jeng en) Diameter of specimen. Wh Whort eich (85100) *) woe. 100 ™) Wo Whor! breadth (a= Os W Armessur of whod shape Diane ofunties (U a0 ‘Yu With of enter in ound brackets where te eg of the vente ar ot dint. (v= 5 100, v= Yaz] ie sng prefs °R and R ‘Ra Average distance between ribs where Wh was measured (R—R4i<100) ‘where appropriate 1 indicate primary or eeonday ris respective Rn Number of ibe per whorl or part of whorl at speed, counting from the point where Wh was Incasred toward the apex ‘Td Average distance between tubercles where Wh was measured (T- ‘eindiats tht the tubers decline within the distnesoezally measures Ta Number of tubercles pr whoa ot pat of whorl s speed, counted x fr Ro ‘Te Nomberaf tubercles nthe par ofthe woe between where Wh was Measured and 5 cm adapicaly long the whod ses (ony ou larger specimen). © Lénuthof boy chamber, measured asthe angle sbtended about the proteconch by the umbilical tank the apettre and the tips ofthe sades ofthe last septa, i aquare rackts ifthe Body ‘chamber simcomplete 18510) peor mand