Level 3, Aptian, Bou-Saada, Algeria (Cretaceous of Algeria)

Where: Algeria (36.8° N, 4.6° E: paleocoordinates 22.3° N, 9.8° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Late/Upper Aptian (122.5 - 112.0 Ma)

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: deep subtidal; poorly lithified, gray, calcareous marl

• 3 meters of calcareous marls

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original calcite

Collection methods: surface (float),

Primary reference: J. Emberger. 1954. Note sur la stratigraphie et la paléontologie de l'Aptien de Bordj Oultem, région de Bou Sâada (Dép. d'Alger), Algérie. Bulletin de la Société Géologique de France 4(1-3):145-150 [L. Villier/L. Villier/L. Villier]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 40787: authorized by Loic Villier, entered by Loic Villier on 01.07.2004

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Taxonomic list

Textulariina
 Orbitolinacea - Orbitolinidae
"Orbitolina conoidea" = Orbitolina discoideaconoidea
"Orbitolina conoidea" = Orbitolina discoideaconoidea Gras 1852
Bivalvia
 Ostreida - Gryphaeidae
"Ostrea boussingaulti" = Amphidonte (Ceratostreon) boussingaulti
"Ostrea boussingaulti" = Amphidonte (Ceratostreon) boussingaulti d'Orbigny 1842 oyster
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
"Alectryonia rectangularis" = Ostrea (Alectryonia)
"Alectryonia rectangularis" = Ostrea (Alectryonia) oyster
written as Ostrea (Alectryonia) rectangularis
 Trigoniida - Trigoniidae
Trigonia sp. Bruguière 1789 clam
Cephalopoda
 Ammonitida - Parahoplitidae
Parahoplites sp. Anthula 1899 ammonite
Echinoidea
 Holectypoida - Holectypidae
 Spatangoida - Toxasteridae
Heteraster tissoti heart urchin
Heteraster oblongus Brogniart 1821 heart urchin
 Spatangoida -
Epiaster restrictus heart urchin
 Euechinoidea - Pseudodiadematidae
Rhynchonellata
 Terebratulida - Terebratulidae
Terebratula sp. Müller 1776