Souk el Khemis Reef, Traras Margin, Tlemcen (Miocene of Algeria)

Also known as Reef 1980

Where: Algeria (35.1° N, 1.6° W: paleocoordinates 35.0° N, 1.8° 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

Size class: macrofossils

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 70785: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 05.04.2007, edited by Wolfgang Kiessling

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Malacostraca
 Decapoda - Dromiidae
Dromia neogenica Muller 1978 crab
 Decapoda -
Daira speciosa Reuss 1871 crab
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
Spondylus gaederopus Linnaeus 1758 scallop
Chlamys sp. Röding 1798 scallop
 Pectinida - Limidae
Lima lima Linnaeus 1758 file clam
 Ostreida - Gryphaeidae
Hyotissa hyotis Linnaeus 1758 Honeycomb Oyster
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
"Ostrea lamellosa" = Ostrea edulis, "Ostreola stentina" = Ostrea stentina
"Ostrea lamellosa" = Ostrea edulis Linnaeus 1758 oyster
"Ostreola stentina" = Ostrea stentina Payraudeau 1826 oyster
 Mytilida - Mytilidae
 Pholadida - Pholadidae
"Jouannetia tournoueri" = Jouannetia (Jouannetia) tournoueri
"Jouannetia tournoueri" = Jouannetia (Jouannetia) tournoueri Locard 1877 clam
 Cardiida - Tellinidae
Gastrana fragilis Linnaeus 1758 tellin clam
Gastropoda
 Triphoroidea - Triforidae
 Triphoroidea - Triphoridae
Triphoridae indet. Gray 1847 snail
 Neogastropoda - Olividae
Oliva sp. Bruguière 1789 olive snail
 Neogastropoda - Nassariidae
Nassarius sp. Duméril 1806 snail
 Neogastropoda - Conidae
Conus sp. Linnaeus 1758 cone shell
 Stromboidea - Strombidae
"Strombus coronatus" = Persististrombus coronatus
"Strombus coronatus" = Persististrombus coronatus Defrance 1827 true conch
 Littorinoidea - Littorinidae
Littorina sp. Ferussac 1821 periwinkle
 Cypraeoidea - Cypraeidae
Cypraea sp. Linnaeus 1758 cowry
 Vermetoidea - Vermetidae
Vermetus sp. Daudin 1800 worm shell
 Rissooidea - Rissoidae
Rissoa sp. Fréminville 1814 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Campanilidae
Thericium vulgatum Bruguière 1789 snail
 Architectonicoidea - Architectonicidae
Architectonica sp. Röding 1798 sundial
 Haliotoidea - Haliotidae
Haliotis cf. tuberculata Linnaeus 1758 abalone
 Trochoidea - Trochidae
Clanculus cf. cruciatus Linnaeus 1758 top snail
Gymnolaemata
 Cheilostomata - Buffonellodidae
 Cheilostomata - Chorizoporidae
 Cheilostomata - Romancheinidae
 Cheilostomata - Bryocryptellidae
"Hippodiplosia linearis" = Etyus
"Hippodiplosia linearis" = Etyus
 Cheilostomata - Cribrilinidae
 Cheilostomata - Arachnopusiidae
 Cheilostomata - Microporellidae
 Cheilostomata - Schizoporellidae
 Cheilostomata - Phidoloporidae
"Sertella cellulosa" = Reteporella cellulosa, "Umbonula monoceros" = Rhynchozoon monoceros, Schizotheca fissa
"Sertella cellulosa" = Reteporella cellulosa Linnaeus 1767
"Umbonula monoceros" = Rhynchozoon monoceros Reuss 1848
Schizotheca fissa Busk 1856
 Cheilostomata - Celleporidae
 Cheilostomata - Bitectiporidae
Schizomavella aculifera Canu and Lecointre 1928
 Cheilostomata - Calloporidae
"Aplousina bobiesi" = Crassimarginatella bobiesi
"Aplousina bobiesi" = Crassimarginatella bobiesi David and Pouyet 1974
 Cheilostomata - Onychocellidae
 Cheilostomata - Microporidae
Calpensia nobilis Esper 1796
 Cheilostomata - Cryptosulidae
 Cheilostomata - Escharinidae
Escharina vulgaris, "Scrupocellaria elliptica" = Bactridium ellipticum
"Scrupocellaria elliptica" = Bactridium ellipticum Reuss 1848
 Cheilostomata - Antroporidae
Antropora sp. Norman 1903
Stenolaemata
 Cyclostomata - Diaperoeciidae
 Cyclostomata - Plagioeciidae
 Cyclostomata - Lichenoporidae
Ophiuroidea
 Ophiurida - Ophiuridae
Ophiuridae indet. Lyman 1865 brittle star
Echinoidea
 Camarodonta - Toxopneustidae
Schizechinus sp. Pomel 1869 sea urchin
 Clypeasteroida - Clypeasteridae
Clypeaster sp. Lamarck 1801 sand dollar
Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Poritidae
Porites lobatosepta Chevalier 1961 stony coral
Porites calabricae Chevalier 1961 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Siderastreidae
Siderastrea sp. Blainville 1830 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Merulinidae
? Favites sp. Link 1807 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Faviidae
Tarbellastraea cf. reussiana, "Plesiastraea (Palaeoplesiastraea) desmoulinsi" = Solenastrea desmoulinsi
Tarbellastraea cf. reussiana Milne-Edwards and Haime 1850 stony coral
"Plesiastraea (Palaeoplesiastraea) desmoulinsi" = Solenastrea desmoulinsi Milne-Edwards and Haime 1851 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Mussidae
"Acanthastraea sp." = Acanthastrea
"Acanthastraea sp." = Acanthastrea Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 stony coral