Cap Figalo Reef, Ain Temouchent (Miocene of Algeria)

Also known as Reef 3578

Where: Algeria (35.6° N, 1.2° W: paleocoordinates 35.5° 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

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 70881: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 11.04.2007

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Taxonomic list

Bivalvia
 Arcida - Arcidae
"Arca noae" = Arca (Arca) noae
"Arca noae" = Arca (Arca) noae Linnaeus 1758 ark
 Arcida - Glycymerididae
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
Ostrea sp. Linnaeus 1758 oyster
 Ostreida - Malleidae
 Mytilida - Mytilidae
Lithophaga lithophaga Linnaeus 1758 mussel
 Carditida - Carditidae
Cardita vindobonensis Sacco 1899 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 - Veneridae
"Venus multilamella" = Venus (Ventricoloidea) multilamella Lamarck 1818 venus clam
Paphia vetula venus clam
 Lucinida - Lucinidae
? Codakia sp. Scopoli 1777 clam
Gastropoda
 Neogastropoda - Conidae
Conus mercati cone shell
 Stromboidea - Strombidae
"Strombus coronatus" = Persististrombus coronatus
"Strombus coronatus" = Persististrombus coronatus Defrance 1827 true conch
 Vanikoroidea - Hipponicidae
Cheilea sp. Modeer 1793 hoof shell
 Vermetoidea - Vermetidae
Vermetus sp. Daudin 1800 worm shell
 Sorbeoconcha - Campanilidae
Thericium vulgatum Bruguière 1789 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae
Echinoidea
 Echinolampadoida - Echinolampadidae
 Clypeasteroida - Clypeasteridae
Clypeaster sp. Lamarck 1801 sand dollar
 Echinoneoida - Echinoneidae
Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Poritidae
Porites sp. Link 1807 stony coral
Porites cf. calabricae Chevalier 1961 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Faviidae
Tarbellastraea sp. Alloiteau 1950 stony coral