Bled es Safah patch reef, Ain Temouchent (Miocene of Algeria)

Also known as Reef 1979

Where: Algeria (35.3° N, 1.3° W: paleocoordinates 35.2° N, 1.6° 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 patch reef

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 70862: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 10.04.2007

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Taxonomic list

Maxillopoda
 Sessilia - Balanidae
Bivalvia
 Arcida - Arcidae
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
 Pectinida - Limidae
Lima lima Linnaeus 1758 file clam
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
"Ostrea lamellosa" = Ostrea edulis
"Ostrea lamellosa" = Ostrea edulis Linnaeus 1758 oyster
 Mytilida - Mytilidae
Botula fusca Gmelin 1791 mussel
Lithophaga lithophaga Linnaeus 1758 mussel
 Pholadida - Pholadidae
"Jouannetia tournoueri" = Jouannetia (Jouannetia) tournoueri
"Jouannetia tournoueri" = Jouannetia (Jouannetia) tournoueri Locard 1877 clam
 Cardiida - Mactridae
 Cardiida - Cardiidae
Cardium sp. Linnaeus 1758 cockle
 Lucinida - Lucinidae
Linga columbella Lamarck 1818 clam
"Codakia decussata" = Codakia (Ctena) decussata Costa 1829 clam
Codakia sp. Scopoli 1777 clam
Gastropoda
 Cerithiacea - Turritellidae
 Neogastropoda - Conidae
Conus mercati cone shell
 Ficoidea - Ficidae
 Sorbeoconcha - Campanilidae
Thericium vulgatum Bruguière 1789 snail
Bryozoa
  -
Bryozoa indet. Ehrenberg 1831
Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Poritidae
Porites sp. Link 1807 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Faviidae
Tarbellastraea sp. Alloiteau 1950 stony coral