Reef complex NW of Melilla, Trois Furches Peninsula (Miocene of Morocco)

Also known as Reef 669

Where: Morocco (35.3° N, 3.0° W: paleocoordinates 35.3° N, 3.2° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Messinian (7.2 - 5.3 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: reef, buildup or bioherm; lithified reef rocks and lithified packstone

• Porites boundstones and Halimeda or red algae mixed skeletal packstones/grainstones

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: J. P. Saint Martin and J. J. Cornee. 1996. The Messinian reef complex of Melilla, northeastern Rif, Morocco. SEPM Concepts in Sedimentology and Paleontology 5:227-237 [W. Kiessling/U. Merkel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 69860: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 08.03.2007

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Arcida - Arcidae
"Arca noae" = Arca (Arca) noae, "Barbatia barbata" = Barbatia (Barbatia) barbata, Anadara turonica
"Arca noae" = Arca (Arca) noae Linnaeus 1758 ark
"Barbatia barbata" = Barbatia (Barbatia) barbata Linnaeus 1758 clam
 Arcida - Glycymerididae
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Spondylus sp. Linnaeus 1758 scallop
"Chlamys pusio" = Talochlamys pusio Linnaeus 1758 scallop
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
Ostrea sp. Linnaeus 1758 oyster
 Mytilida - Mytilidae
Lithophaga lithophaga, "Modiola adriatica" = Modiolus
Lithophaga lithophaga Linnaeus 1758 mussel
"Modiola adriatica" = Modiolus mussel
 Cardiida - Ungulinidae
"Diplodonta rotundata" = Diplodonta (Diplodonta) rotundata
"Diplodonta rotundata" = Diplodonta (Diplodonta) rotundata Montagu 1803 clam
 Cardiida - Veneridae
"Venus multilamella" = Venus (Ventricoloidea) multilamella Lamarck 1818 venus clam
Dosinia exoleta Linnaeus 1758 venus clam
 Cardiida - Tellinidae
Gastrana fragilis Linnaeus 1758 tellin clam
Tellina planata Linnaeus 1758 tellin clam
 Lucinida - Lucinidae
"Codakia decussata" = Codakia (Ctena) decussata
"Codakia decussata" = Codakia (Ctena) decussata Costa 1829 clam
 Cephalaspidea - Bullidae
Bulla sp. Linnaeus 1758 snail
 Triphoroidea - Triforidae
 Triphoroidea - Triphoridae
Triphoridae indet. Gray 1847 snail
 Neogastropoda - Volutidae
 Cypraeoidea - Cypraeidae
Cypraea sp. Linnaeus 1758 cowry
 Rissooidea - Rissoidae
Alvania sp. Risso 1826 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Campanilidae
Thericium vulgatum Bruguière 1789 snail
 Haliotoidea - Haliotidae
Haliotis tuberculata Linnaeus 1758 abalone
 Fissurelloidea - Fissurellidae
Diodora sp. Gray 1821 snail
 Trochoidea - Trochidae
Clanculus sp. Monfort 1810 top snail
 Camarodonta - Echinidae
Psammechinus sp. sea urchin
 Scleractinia - Poritidae
Porites lobatosepta Chevalier 1961 stony coral
Porites calabricae Chevalier 1961 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Faviidae
Tarbellastraea sp. Alloiteau 1950 stony coral
 Caulerpales - Halimedaceae
Halimeda sp. Lamouroux 1812