Raz-el-Ain (Miocene of Algeria)

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

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Raz-el-Ain Formation, Messinian (7.2 - 5.3 Ma)

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Primary reference: C. Muizon. 1981. Premier signalment de Monachinae (Phocidae, Mammalia) dans le Sahelien (Miocene Superieur) d'Oran (Algerie). Palaeovertebrata 11(5):181-194 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 59256: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 21.03.2006

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Taxonomic list

unclassified
  -
Actinopteri
 Anguilliformes -
 Scorpaeniformes - Triglidae
 Stomiatiformes - Sternoptychidae
Maurolicus muelleri3 Gmelin 1789 Mueller's pearlside
 Stomiatiformes - Gonostomatidae
 Beloniformes - Scomberesocidae
 Mugiliformes - Mugilidae
 Acanthomorphata - Pomacentridae
Chromis savornini2 Arambourg 1927
 Istiophoriformes - Xiphiidae
 Carangiformes - Carangidae
 Pleuronectiformes - Bothidae
 Pleuronectiformes - Pleuronectidae
Solea vulgaris3 flatfish
"Solea cf. solea" = Solea rotunda2 Priem 1914 flatfish
 Pleuronectiformes - Soleidae
 Syngnathiformes - Syngnathidae
Syngnathus albyi3 Sauvage 1870 pipefish
 Scombriformes - Scombridae
 Scombriformes - Trichiuridae
 Perciformes -
Parapristipoma prohumile3 perch-like fish
 Perciformes - Serranidae
Serranus cabrilla2 perch-like fish
Serranus scriba2 perch-like fish
Epinephelus casottii2 perch-like fish
Epinephelus progigas2 perch-like fish
Epinephelus longispinis3 perch-like fish
 Perciformes -
Labrisomus pronuchipinnis2 perch-like fish
 Perciformes - Cepolidae
Cepola cuneata2 perch-like fish
 Perciformes - Pomadasyidae
Pomadasys proronchus3 perch-like fish
 Perciformes -
Apogonoides cottreaui2 perch-like fish
Crenidens intermedius2 perch-like fish
Orthopristis proronchus2 perch-like fish
Tripterygion pronasus2 perch-like fish
Boops roulei3 perch-like fish
 Perciformes - Scorpaenidae
Scorpaena jeanneli2 scorpionfish
Scorpaena boulei2 scorpionfish
 Perciformes -
Paracalamus doumergui3 perch-like fish
 Perciformes - Gobioidei
 Spariformes - Sparidae
 Lophiiformes - Lophiidae
Lophius budegassa2 anglerfish
 Lophiiformes -
Antennarius monodi2 Carnevale and Pietsch 2006 anglerfish
Antennarius monodi n. sp.1 Carnevale and Pietsch 2006 anglerfish
 Acanthomorphata - Malacanthidae
 Labriformes - Labridae
 Acanthomorphata - Chaetodontidae
 Acanthomorphata - Caproidae
 Gadiformes -
 Gadiformes - Gadidae
 Gadiformes - Bregmacerotidae
Bregmaceros albyi3 Sauvage 1880
 Gadiformes - Gaidropsaridae
 Myctophiformes -
Myctophum dorsale2
sensu lato
Myctophum licatae2 Sauvage 1880
sensu lato
Myctophum columnae3 Sauvage 1873
 Myctophiformes - Myctophidae
Lampanyctus edwarsi3 lanternfish
 Aulopiformes - Paralepididae
 Aulopiformes - Synodidae
 Clupeiformes - Clupeoidei
Sardina ? crassa2 Sauvage 1880 hering
Alosa elongata3 Agassiz 1842 hering
Alosa crassa3 Sauvage 1873 hering
Mammalia
 Carnivora - Phocidae
Messiphoca mauretanica n. gen. n. sp.
Messiphoca mauretanica n. gen. n. sp. Muizon 1981 seal
 Cetacea - Physeteridae
Physeteridae indet. Gray 1821 sperm whale
Trigonodon jugleri
  - Trigonodontidae
"Trigonodon jugleri" = Trigonodon jugleri2
"Trigonodon jugleri" = Trigonodon jugleri2 Münster 1846
Trigonodon oweni
  - Trigonodontidae
"Trigonodon oweni" = Trigonodon jugleri3
"Trigonodon oweni" = Trigonodon jugleri3 Münster 1846