Jebel Ioucha, Algeria (Carboniferous to of Algeria)

Also known as Reef 620

Where: Algeria (31.1° N, 1.6° W: paleocoordinates 22.9° S, 1.2° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Kebir Formation, Asbian to Asbian (339.4 - 326.4 Ma)

• Same facies and fossils occur in Ioucha and Oubeur Formations. Kebir contains thickest mounds

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: reef, buildup or bioherm; lithified bafflestone

• ramp setting
• Massive sponge-fenestellid bafflestone-wackestone mounds up to 120 m thick

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: peel or thin section,

Primary reference: A. Madi, P.-A. Bourque, and L. Mamet. 1996. Depth-related ecological zonation of a Carboniferous carbonate ramp: upper Viséan of Béchar Basin, western Algeria. Facies 35:59-80 [W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 24271: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Wolfgang Kiessling on 04.08.2002

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Archaediscacea - Archaediscidae
 Endothyroidea - Endothyridae
 Tetrataxoidea - Tetrataxidae
Tetrataxis sp. Ehrenberg 1854
 Productida - Monticuliferidae
 Fenestrida - Fenestellidae
Porifera indet. Grant 1836
 Florideae - Ungdarellaceae
Ungdarella sp. Maslov 1950
 Calcifoliida - Fasciellidae