Djebel Aoud Sma (Chabet el Douira) Reef, Mascara (Miocene of Algeria)

Also known as Reef 3579

Where: Algeria (35.5° N, 0.3° W: paleocoordinates 35.4° N, 0.5° 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 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 70884: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 11.04.2007

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Taxonomic list

Polychaeta
 Sabellida - Serpulidae
Serpulidae indet. Rafinesque 1835
Bivalvia
 Arcida - Arcidae
 Arcida - Glycymerididae
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
"Chlamys pusio" = Talochlamys pusio Linnaeus 1758 scallop
 Ostreida - Gryphaeidae
Hyotissa hyotis Linnaeus 1758 Honeycomb Oyster
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
Ostrea sp., "Ostrea lamellosa" = Ostrea edulis
Ostrea sp. Linnaeus 1758 oyster
"Ostrea lamellosa" = Ostrea edulis Linnaeus 1758 oyster
 Carditida - Carditidae
"Cardites antiquatus" = Cardites antiquata
"Cardites antiquatus" = Cardites antiquata Linnaeus 1758 clam
 Cardiida - Veneridae
"Venus multilamella" = Venus (Ventricoloidea) multilamella Lamarck 1818 venus clam
Paphia vetula venus clam
Dosinia exoleta Linnaeus 1758 venus clam
 Cardiida - Tellinidae
"Arcopagia crassa" = Arcopagia (Arcopagia) crassa
"Arcopagia crassa" = Arcopagia (Arcopagia) crassa Pennant 1777 tellin clam
 Cardiida - Cardiidae
Acanthocardia echinata Linnaeus 1767 cockle
Acanthocardia cf. aculeata Linnaeus 1758 cockle
 Lucinida - Lucinidae
Loripes lacteus Deshayes 1850 clam
"Codakia decussata" = Codakia (Ctena) decussata Costa 1829 clam
Gastropoda
 Tonnoidea - Ranellidae
Cymatium affine triton shell
 Sorbeoconcha - Campanilidae
Thericium vulgatum Bruguière 1789 snail
 Helicoidea - Helicidae
? Helicidae indet. Rafinesque 1815 slug
 Architectonicoidea - Architectonicidae
Architectonica sp. Röding 1798 sundial
Bryozoa
  -
Bryozoa indet. Ehrenberg 1831
Echinoidea
 Camarodonta - Echinidae
Psammechinus sp. sea urchin
Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Poritidae
Porites sp. Link 1807 stony coral