Sidi Brahim section, Slama Fm (Pliocene of Algeria)

Also known as Telegraph of Sidi Brahim

Where: Relizane, Algeria (36.0° N, 0.6° E: paleocoordinates 36.0° N, 0.5° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: MSS Member (Slama Formation), Piacenzian (3.6 - 2.6 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: deep subtidal; unlithified, blue, sandy marl

• blue and sandy marl.

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collection methods: Unknown collector, probably the author.

Primary reference: L. Satour, A. Lauriat-Rage, L. Belkebir and M. Bessedik. 2013. Biodiversity and taphonomy of bivalve assemblages of the Pliocene of Algeria (Bas Chelif Basin). Arabian Journal of Geosciences 7(12):1-14 [W. Kiessling/M. Krause/S. Ávila]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 168387: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Mihaela Krause on 21.04.2015

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• Not exhaustive, only one taxon listed. Echinoids and many other fossils apparently present.
 Cardiida - Cardiidae
Acanthocardia paucicostata Sowerby 1834 cockle
 Cardiida - Veneridae
 Pectinida - Anomiidae
Anomia ephippium Linnaeus 1758 jingle
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
"Ostrea lamellosa" = Ostrea edulis
"Ostrea lamellosa" = Ostrea edulis Linnaeus 1758 oyster
 Ostreida - Gryphaeidae
Hyotissa hyotis Linnaeus 1758 Honeycomb Oyster