Hassi Mguita, Ouled Nails Mountains, Unit R VI (Jurassic to of Algeria)

Also known as Reef 3709

Where: Algeria (34.8° N, 4.0° E: paleocoordinates 25.9° N, 8.1° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Oxfordian to Oxfordian (163.5 - 152.1 Ma)

• Unit R VI

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: perireef or subreef; lithified marl

• greenish marl bed above boundstone bed L 3

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: peel or thin section,

Primary reference: L. Beauvais and S. Nouiouat. 1993. Une nouvelle faune de coralliaire jurassiques dans l'Atlas sahariens d'Algerie [A new Jurassic coral fauna from the Saharan Atlas of Algeria]. Geobios 26(3):291-318 [W. Kiessling/U. Merkel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 79372: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 05.03.2008

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Stylinidae
Stylina dendroidea Koby 1906 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Microsolenidae
Microsolena hassimguitaensis Beauvais and Nouiouat 1993 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Procyclolitidae
 Scleractinia - Amphiastreidae
Lochmaeosmilia trapeziformis Gregory 1900 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Curtoseriidae
Mesomorpha magna n. sp. Beauvais and Nouiouat 1993 stony coral