Tafaraoui Reef, Oran (Miocene of Algeria)

Also known as Reef 3580

Where: Algeria (35.5° N, 0.5° W: paleocoordinates 35.4° N, 0.7° 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 70882: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 11.04.2007

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Taxonomic list

Malacostraca
 Decapoda - Xanthidae
Actaea calzadai Muller 1984 stone crab
Maxillopoda
 Sessilia - Balanidae
Polychaeta
 Sabellida - Serpulidae
Serpulidae indet. Rafinesque 1835
Bivalvia
 Arcida - Arcidae
 Arcida - Glycymerididae
Glycymeris sp. Da Costa 1778 clam
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
"Chlamys pusio" = Talochlamys pusio Linnaeus 1758 scallop
 Pectinida - Limidae
Lima lima Linnaeus 1758 file clam
 Mytilida - Mytilidae
Botula fusca Gmelin 1791 mussel
 Carditida - Carditidae
Glans intermedia Brocchi 1814 clam
"Cardita calyculata" = Cardita (Cardita) calyculata Linnaeus 1758 clam
 Pholadida - Pholadidae
"Jouannetia tournoueri" = Jouannetia (Jouannetia) tournoueri Locard 1877 clam
Pholadidea sp. Turton 1819 clam
 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
Dosinia exoleta Linnaeus 1758 venus clam
 Cardiida - Tellinidae
Gastrana fragilis Linnaeus 1758 tellin clam
 Cardiida - Cardiidae
Cardium sp. Linnaeus 1758 cockle
 Lucinida - Lucinidae
Linga columbella Lamarck 1818 clam
"Codakia decussata" = Codakia (Ctena) decussata Costa 1829 clam
Gastropoda
 Cephalaspidea - Bullidae
Bulla sp. Linnaeus 1758 snail
 Neogastropoda - Conidae
Conus sp. Linnaeus 1758 cone shell
Conus cf. dujardini Deshayes 1845 cone shell
 Ficoidea - Ficidae
Ficus sp. Röding 1798 fig shell
 Cypraeoidea - Cypraeidae
Cypraea sp. Linnaeus 1758 cowry
 Vermetoidea - Vermetidae
Vermetus sp. Daudin 1800 worm shell
 Sorbeoconcha - Campanilidae
Thericium vulgatum Bruguière 1789 snail
 Haliotoidea - Haliotidae
Haliotis cf. tuberculata Linnaeus 1758 abalone
 Trochoidea - Trochidae
Clanculus cf. cruciatus Linnaeus 1758 top snail
Bryozoa
  -
Bryozoa indet. Ehrenberg 1831
Echinoidea
 Camarodonta - Echinidae
 Spatangoida - Brissidae
Brissus unicolor heart urchin
Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Poritidae
Porites sp. Link 1807 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Siderastreidae
Siderastrea cf. crenulata Goldfuss 1826 stony coral