Level 5, 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, silty, calcareous marl and poorly lithified, gray marl

• 4 meters of calcareous marls alternating with gray 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 40789: 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
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
"Janira morrisi" = Neithea morrisi
"Janira morrisi" = Neithea morrisi Pictet and Renevier 1858 scallop
Gastropoda
 Naticoidea - Naticidae
Natica coquandi moon snail
Echinoidea
 Cidaroida - Cidaridae
"Dorocidaris jullieni" = Cidaris
"Dorocidaris jullieni" = Cidaris pencil urchin
 Spatangoida - Toxasteridae
Heteraster sp. heart urchin
 Salenioida - Saleniidae