Khenchela, Algeria (Cretaceous of Algeria)

Also known as Reef 1943

Where: Algeria (35.4° N, 7.1° E: paleocoordinates 21.3° N, 7.3° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Santonian (86.3 - 83.6 Ma)

• probably Santonian/Campanian

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

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

• Vaccinites bioconstructions

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: F. Chikhi-Aouimeur. 1992. Les rudistes de la formation carbonatee brechique du Santonien de Khenchela (Algerie). Geologica Romana 28:173-193 [W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 34709: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Wolfgang Kiessling on 17.09.2003

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Taxonomic list

Bivalvia
 Hippuritida - Hippuritidae
Vaccinites cornuvaccinum rudist
includes ssp. gaudryi
Vaccinites sp. Fischer 1887 rudist