Djebel Tzioua Reef, Ain Temouchent (Miocene of Algeria)

Where: Algeria (35.3° N, 1.3° W: paleocoordinates 35.2° N, 1.5° 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 70864: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 10.04.2007

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Taxonomic list

Rotaliina
 Chilostomellacea - Heterolepidae
 Planorbulinacea - Cibicididae
 Rotaliacea - Rotaliidae
 Rotaliacea - Elphidiidae
 Nonionacea - Nonionidae
 Asterigerinacea - Asterigerinidae
Textulariina
 Textulariacea - Textulariidae
Malacostraca
 Decapoda -
Decapoda indet. Latreille 1802 decapod
Maxillopoda
 Sessilia - Balanidae
Balanus sp. Da Costa 1778 barnacle
Rhynchonellata
 Terebratulida - Megathyrididae
Polychaeta
 Sabellida - Serpulidae
Serpulidae indet. Rafinesque 1835
Bivalvia
 Arcida - Arcidae
Acar clathrata miniature ark
"Arca noae" = Arca (Arca) noae Linnaeus 1758 ark
"Barbatia barbata" = Barbatia (Barbatia) barbata Linnaeus 1758 clam
 Arcida - Glycymerididae
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Spondylus gaederopus Linnaeus 1758 scallop
"Chlamys pusio" = Talochlamys pusio Linnaeus 1758 scallop
 Pectinida - Limidae
Limaria tuberculata Olivi 1792 file clam
Lima lima Linnaeus 1758 file clam
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
Ostrea sp. Linnaeus 1758 oyster
 Ostreida - Malleidae
 Mytilida - Mytilidae
Botula fusca Gmelin 1791 mussel
Mytilus scaphoides Bronn 1831 mussel
Mytilus cf. galloprovincialis Lamarck 1819 mussel
Lithophaga lithophaga Linnaeus 1758 mussel
"Modiola adriatica" = Modiolus mussel
 Carditida - Carditidae
Glans intermedia, "Cardites antiquatus" = Cardites antiquata, "Cardita calyculata" = Cardita (Cardita) calyculata
Glans intermedia Brocchi 1814 clam
"Cardites antiquatus" = Cardites antiquata Linnaeus 1758 clam
"Cardita calyculata" = Cardita (Cardita) calyculata Linnaeus 1758 clam
 Pholadida - Corbulidae
 Pholadida - Pholadidae
"Jouannetia tournoueri" = Jouannetia (Jouannetia) tournoueri
"Jouannetia tournoueri" = Jouannetia (Jouannetia) tournoueri Locard 1877 clam
 Cardiida - Gastrochaenidae
"Gastrochaena dubia" = Gastrochaena (Rocellaria) dubia
"Gastrochaena dubia" = Gastrochaena (Rocellaria) dubia Pennant 1777 clam
 Cardiida - Trapezidae
 Cardiida - Chamidae
Chama gryphoides Linnaeus 1758 jewel box
Pseudochama gryphina Lamarck 1819 jewel box
 Cardiida - Mactridae
 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
Tapes basteroti venus clam
Paphia vetula venus clam
Dosinia exoleta Linnaeus 1758 venus clam
Dosinia orbicularis Agassiz 1845 venus clam
Pelecyora islandicoides Lamarck 1818 venus clam
 Cardiida - Tellinidae
Gastrana fragilis Linnaeus 1758 tellin clam
"Leporimetis papyracea" = Psammotreta (Leporimetis) tellin clam
Tellina planata Linnaeus 1758 tellin clam
"Arcopagia crassa" = Arcopagia (Arcopagia) crassa Pennant 1777 tellin clam
 Cardiida - Psammobiidae
? Gari sp. Schumacher 1817 clam
 Cardiida - Cardiidae
? Cardium sp. Linnaeus 1758 cockle
 Hiatellida - Hiatellidae
"Panopea menardi" = Panopea (Panopea) menardi
"Panopea menardi" = Panopea (Panopea) menardi Deshayes 1829 clam
 Lucinida - Lucinidae
"Codakia decussata" = Codakia (Ctena) decussata, Codakia sp.
"Codakia decussata" = Codakia (Ctena) decussata Costa 1829 clam
Codakia sp. Scopoli 1777 clam
Gastropoda
 Cerithiacea - Thiaridae
Turritella cf. terebralis Lamarck 1799 turret shell
 Neogastropoda - Conidae
Conus mercati cone shell
Conus sp. Linnaeus 1758 cone shell
 Neogastropoda - Volutidae
 Mesogastropoda - Strombidae
"Strombus coronatus" = Persististrombus coronatus
"Strombus coronatus" = Persististrombus coronatus Defrance 1827 true conch
 Vanikoroidea - Hipponicidae
Cheilea sp. Modeer 1793 hoof shell
 Cypraeoidea - Cypraeidae
Cypraea sp. Linnaeus 1758 cowry
 Vermetoidea - Vermetidae
Vermetus sp. Daudin 1800 worm shell
 Tonnoidea - Ranellidae
cf. Cymatium affine triton shell
 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
Bryozoa
  -
Bryozoa indet. Ehrenberg 1831
Ophiuroidea
  -
Ophiuroidea indet. Gray 1840 brittle star
Echinoidea
  -
Echinoidea indet. Leske 1778 sea urchin
 Camarodonta - Echinidae
Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Poritidae
Porites aff. collegniana Michelin 1842 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Siderastreidae
Siderastrea sp. Blainville 1830 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Faviidae
Tarbellastraea reussiana Milne-Edwards and Haime 1850 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Mussidae
"Acanthastraea sp." = Acanthastrea
"Acanthastraea sp." = Acanthastrea Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 stony coral
Foraminferea
 Miliolida - Alveolinidae
 Miliolida - Miliolidae
 Miliolida - Hauerinidae
Triloculina trigonula Lamarck 1804
Triloculina angularis d'Orbigny 1850