Douar Ouled Sidi bou Azza Reef, Ain Temouchent (Miocene of Algeria)

Also known as Reef 1979

Where: Algeria (35.3° N, 1.2° W: paleocoordinates 35.2° N, 1.4° 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 limestone

• coral reef, 4 m thick

Size classes: macrofossils, microfossils

Primary reference: J. P. Saint Martin. 1990. Les formations recifales coralliennes du Miocene superieur d'Algerie et du Maroc [Upper Miocene coral reef formations from Algeria and Morocco]. Memoires du Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle de Paris, C 56:1-373 [W. Kiessling/U. Merkel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 70879: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 10.04.2007

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Taxonomic list

unclassified
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Rotaliina
 Planorbulinacea - Cibicididae
 Planorbulinacea - Planorbulinidae
Planorbulina sp. d'Orbigny 1826
 Discorbacea - Rosalinidae
Rosalina sp. d'Orbigny 1826
 Rotaliacea - Rotaliidae
 Rotaliacea - Elphidiidae
 Nonionacea - Nonionidae
Nonion sp. Monfort 1808
 Asterigerinacea - Asterigerinidae
Asterigerina carinata d'Orbigny 1839
Lagenina
 Nodosariacea - Polymorphinidae
Polymorphinidae indet. d'Orbigny 1839
Malacostraca
 Decapoda - Paguridae
cf. Anapagurus sp. Henderson 1886 hermit crab
 Decapoda - Upogebiidae
? Upogebia sp. Leach 1814 mud shrimp
Ostracoda
 Podocopida - Xestoleberididae
Xestoleberis sp. Sars 1866 ostracod
 Podocopida - Bairdiidae
Bairdia sp. M'Coy 1844 ostracod
 Podocopida -
Mutilus sp. ostracod
Maxillopoda
 Sessilia - Balanidae
Rhynchonellata
 Terebratulida - Megathyrididae
Polychaeta
 Sabellida - Serpulidae
Serpulidae indet. Rafinesque 1835
Bivalvia
 Arcida - Arcidae
Acar clathrata miniature ark
"Barbatia barbata" = Barbatia (Barbatia) barbata Linnaeus 1758 clam
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
"Chlamys pusio" = Talochlamys pusio Linnaeus 1758 scallop
 Pectinida - Limidae
Lima lima Linnaeus 1758 file clam
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
Ostrea sp. Linnaeus 1758 oyster
 Mytilida - Mytilidae
Lithophaga lithophaga Linnaeus 1758 mussel
 Carditida - Carditidae
"Cardita calyculata" = Cardita (Cardita) calyculata
"Cardita calyculata" = Cardita (Cardita) calyculata Linnaeus 1758 clam
 Pholadida - Pholadidae
"Jouannetia tournoueri" = Jouannetia (Jouannetia) tournoueri
"Jouannetia tournoueri" = Jouannetia (Jouannetia) tournoueri Locard 1877 clam
 Cardiida - Chamidae
Chama gryphoides Linnaeus 1758 jewel box
 Cardiida - Ungulinidae
"Diplodonta rotundata" = Diplodonta (Diplodonta) rotundata
"Diplodonta rotundata" = Diplodonta (Diplodonta) rotundata Montagu 1803 clam
 Cardiida - Veneridae
Tapes basteroti venus clam
Dosinia exoleta Linnaeus 1758 venus clam
Gastropoda
 Neogastropoda - Columbellidae
"Columbella cf. fallax" = Pyrene (Atilia) fallax
"Columbella cf. fallax" = Pyrene (Atilia) fallax Hörnes and Auinger 1880 snail
 Neogastropoda - Volutidae
 Neogastropoda - Conidae
Conus sp. Linnaeus 1758 cone shell
Conus cf. dujardini Deshayes 1845 cone shell
"Conus puschi" = Plagioconus puschi Michelotti 1857 cone shell
 Vanikoroidea - Hipponicidae
Cheilea sp. Modeer 1793 hoof shell
 Naticoidea - Naticidae
Polinices sp. Monfort 1810 moon snail
 Vermetoidea - Vermetidae
Vermetus sp. Daudin 1800 worm shell
 Tonnoidea - Ranellidae
Cymatium affine triton shell
 Rissooidea - Rissoidae
Alvania sp. Risso 1826 snail
 Trochoidea - Trochidae
Clanculus sp. Monfort 1810 top snail
Bryozoa
  -
Bryozoa indet. Ehrenberg 1831
Echinoidea
 Camarodonta - Echinidae
Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Poritidae
Porites aff. collegniana Michelin 1842 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Siderastreidae
Siderastrea crenulata Goldfuss 1826 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Faviidae
Tarbellastraea reussiana Milne-Edwards and Haime 1850 stony coral
Foraminferea
 Miliolida - Alveolinidae
 Miliolida - Miliolidae
 Miliolida - Hauerinidae
Triloculina sp. d'Orbigny 1826
 Miliolida - Spiroloculinidae
Spiroloculina sp. d'Orbigny 1826