Hammar Semmoumet Reef, Mascara (Miocene of Algeria)

Also known as Reef 3579

Where: Algeria (35.5° N, 0.2° W: paleocoordinates 35.4° N, 0.4° 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

• coral-algal reef, 3-4 m thick

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 70885: 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
Polychaeta
 Sabellida - Serpulidae
Serpulidae indet. Rafinesque 1835
Bivalvia
 Arcida - Arcidae
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
? Spondylus gaederopus Linnaeus 1758 scallop
Spondylus concentricus Bronn 1831 scallop
"Chlamys pusio" = Talochlamys pusio Linnaeus 1758 scallop
Flabellipecten fraterculus Sowerby in Smith 1841 scallop
 Pectinida - Limidae
Lima lima Linnaeus 1758 file clam
 Ostreida - Gryphaeidae
Neopycnodonte navicularis Brocchi 1814 oyster
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
"Ostrea lamellosa" = Ostrea edulis, "Ostreola stentina" = Ostrea stentina
"Ostrea lamellosa" = Ostrea edulis Linnaeus 1758 oyster
"Ostreola stentina" = Ostrea stentina Payraudeau 1826 oyster
 Mytilida - Mytilidae
Botula fusca Gmelin 1791 mussel
 Cardiida - Chamidae
Pseudochama gryphina Lamarck 1819 jewel box
 Cardiida - Ungulinidae
"Diplodonta rotundata" = Diplodonta (Diplodonta) rotundata
"Diplodonta rotundata" = Diplodonta (Diplodonta) rotundata Montagu 1803 clam
 Cardiida - Tellinidae
Gastrana fragilis Linnaeus 1758 tellin clam
Gastropoda
 Neogastropoda - Conidae
Conus sp. Linnaeus 1758 cone shell
 Vermetoidea - Vermetidae
Vermetus sp. Daudin 1800 worm shell
 Sorbeoconcha - Campanilidae
Thericium vulgatum Bruguière 1789 snail
Bryozoa
  -
Bryozoa indet. Ehrenberg 1831
Echinoidea
 Camarodonta - Toxopneustidae
Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Poritidae
Porites sp. Link 1807 stony coral
Rhodophyceae
 Corallinales - Hapalidiaceae
Melobesioideae indet. Bizzozero 1885