Mersat Zouanif Reef, Tlemcen (Miocene of Algeria)

Also known as Reef 1980

Where: Algeria (35.2° N, 1.6° W: paleocoordinates 35.1° 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 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 70860: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 10.04.2007

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Taxonomic list

Rotaliina
 Planorbulinacea - Cibicididae
 Buliminacea - Reusselidae
 Discorbacea - Discorbidae
 Discorbacea - Rosalinidae
Rosalina globularis d'Orbigny 1826
 Rotaliacea - Rotaliidae
 Rotaliacea - Elphidiidae
 Nonionacea - Nonionidae
 Asterigerinacea - Amphisteginidae
 Asterigerinacea - Asterigerinidae
 Rotaliina - Bolivinidae
Textulariina
 Textulariacea - Textulariidae
Textularia articulata d'Orbigny 1846
Virgulopsis
  -
Lagenina
 Nodosariacea - Polymorphinidae
Maxillopoda
 Sessilia - Balanidae
Polychaeta
 Sabellida - Serpulidae
Serpulidae indet. Rafinesque 1835
Bivalvia
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Pecten sp. Müller 1776 scallop
"Chlamys pusio" = Talochlamys pusio Linnaeus 1758 scallop
 Cardiida - Ungulinidae
"Diplodonta rotundata" = Diplodonta (Diplodonta) rotundata
"Diplodonta rotundata" = Diplodonta (Diplodonta) rotundata Montagu 1803 clam
Gastropoda
 Triphoroidea - Triforidae
 Neogastropoda - Conidae
Conus sp. Linnaeus 1758 cone shell
 Vanikoroidea - Hipponicidae
Cheilea sp. Modeer 1793 hoof shell
 Cypraeoidea - Cypraeidae
Cypraea sp. Linnaeus 1758 cowry
 Sorbeoconcha - Campanilidae
Thericium vulgatum Bruguière 1789 snail
 Haliotoidea - Haliotidae
Haliotis cf. tuberculata Linnaeus 1758 abalone
Echinoidea
  -
Echinoidea indet. Leske 1778 sea urchin
Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Poritidae
Porites sp. Link 1807 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Faviidae
Tarbellastraea sp. Alloiteau 1950 stony coral
Foraminferea
 Miliolida - Alveolinidae
 Miliolida - Peneroplidae
Dendritina sp. d'Orbigny 1826
? Peneroplis sp. Montfort 1808
 Miliolida - Miliolidae
 Miliolida - Hauerinidae
Triloculina angularis d'Orbigny 1850