Oran, Ravin blanc (Miocene of Algeria)

Where: Algeria (35.7° N, 0.6° W: paleocoordinates 35.6° N, 0.8° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Messinian (7.2 - 5.3 Ma)

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: J. Gaudant. 2008. Paléobiodiversité et paléoenvironnements: l’exemple des gisements de poissons téléostéens du Messinien préévaporitique d’Oran et du bassin du Chélif (Algérie). Geodiversitas 30(1):141-163 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 186585: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 26.06.2017

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Taxonomic list

unclassified
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Actinopteri
 Stomiatiformes - Sternoptychidae
Maurolicus muelleri Gmelin 1789 Mueller's pearlside
 Carangiformes - Carangidae
 Pleuronectiformes - Soleidae
 Syngnathiformes - Syngnathidae
Syngnathus albyi Sauvage 1870 pipefish
 Scombriformes - Scombridae
Euthynnus sp. Jordan and Gilbert 1882
Scomber colias Gmelin 1789
 Perciformes - Serranidae
Epinephelus casottii perch-like fish
 Perciformes -
Boops roulei perch-like fish
Ariomma geslini perch-like fish
 Uranoscopiformes - Ammodytidae
 Spariformes - Sparidae
 Tetraodontiformes - Diodontidae
 Acanthomorphata - Chaetodontidae
 Acanthomorphata - Caproidae
 Gadiformes - Gadidae
Gadiculus sp. Guichenot 1850
 Gadiformes - Bregmacerotidae
Bregmaceros albyi Sauvage 1880
 Gadiformes - Merlucciidae
Merluccius cf. merluccius Linnaeus 1758 European hake
 Myctophiformes -
Myctophum licatae Sauvage 1880
sensu lato
 Aulopiformes - Paralepididae
Paralepis sp. Cuvier 1816
 Clupeiformes - Clupeoidei
Sardina ? crassa Sauvage 1880 hering
Alosa elongata Agassiz 1842 hering