Bled Sidi Ben Knadil, 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 and lithified marl

• reefal blocks in limestones and marls

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 70886: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 11.04.2007

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Taxonomic list

Malacostraca
 Decapoda -
Decapoda indet. Latreille 1802 decapod
Maxillopoda
 Sessilia - Balanidae
Rhynchonellata
 Terebratulida - Kraussinidae
Megerlia truncata Linnaeus 1767
 Terebratulida - Megathyrididae
Argyrotheca sp. Dall 1900
 Terebratulida - Terebratulidae
Terebratula sp. Müller 1776
Polychaeta
 Sabellida - Serpulidae
Protula sp. Risso 1826
Bivalvia
 Arcida - Arcidae
 Arcida - Glycymerididae
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Spondylus concentricus Bronn 1831 scallop
"Chlamys pusio" = Talochlamys pusio Linnaeus 1758 scallop
"Amusium cristatum" = Cristatopecten cristatum Bronn 1827 scallop
 Pectinida - Limidae
Lima lima Linnaeus 1758 file clam
 Ostreida - Gryphaeidae
Neopycnodonte navicularis Brocchi 1814 oyster
 Mytilida - Mytilidae
Lithophaga lithophaga Linnaeus 1758 mussel
 Carditida - Carditidae
"Cardites antiquatus" = Cardites antiquata
"Cardites antiquatus" = Cardites antiquata Linnaeus 1758 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
Paphia vetula venus clam
 Cardiida - Tellinidae
Tellina planata Linnaeus 1758 tellin clam
 Cardiida - Cardiidae
Acanthocardia aculeata Linnaeus 1758 cockle
 Lucinida - Lucinidae
Linga columbella Lamarck 1818 clam
"Codakia decussata" = Codakia (Ctena) decussata Costa 1829 clam
Gastropoda
 Vanikoroidea - Hipponicidae
Cheilea sp. Modeer 1793 hoof shell
 Vermetoidea - Vermetidae
Vermetus sp. Daudin 1800 worm shell
 Xenophoroidea - Xenophoridae
? Xenophora sp. Fischer von Waldheim 1807 carrier shell
 Haliotoidea - Haliotidae
Haliotis cf. tuberculata Linnaeus 1758 abalone
 Fissurelloidea - Fissurellidae
Diodora sp. Gray 1821 snail
 Trochoidea - Trochidae
Clanculus cf. cruciatus Linnaeus 1758 top snail
Scaphopoda
 Dentaliida - Dentaliidae
Dentalium sp. Linnaeus 1758 tusk shell
Bryozoa
  -
Bryozoa indet. Ehrenberg 1831
Ophiuroidea
 Ophiurida -
Ophiurida indet. Müller and Troschel 1840 brittle star
Echinoidea
 Spatangoida - Schizasteridae
Schizaster sp. Agassiz 1835 heart urchin
 Spatangoida - Brissidae
Brissopsis sp. Agassiz 1840 heart urchin
 Echinolampadoida - Echinolampadidae
Echinolampas sp. Gray 1825 sea urchin
Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Poritidae
Porites cf. lobatosepta Chevalier 1961 stony coral
Porites aff. calabricae Chevalier 1961 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Siderastreidae
Siderastrea sp. Blainville 1830 stony coral
Rhodophyceae
 Corallinales - Hapalidiaceae
Melobesioideae indet. Bizzozero 1885