Paleontological Journal

, Volume 52, Issue 13, pp 1561–1582 | Cite as

Ostracod Analysis of Callovian and Lower Oxfordian Deposits of the Mikhailovtsement Section (Ryazan Region): Methods and Results

  • E. M. TesakovaEmail author
  • Ya. A. ShurupovaEmail author


Various methods of ostracod analysis with reference to paleobathymetric and paleotemperature reconstruction are considered in detail, using Callovian–Lower Oxfordian ostracod assemblages from the Mikhailovtsement reference section (Ryazan Region) as an example. Based on generalization of the data obtained by different methods, seven transgressive–regressive events are reconstructed, five of which had a pan-European scale and were accompanied by the intensified boreal effect. For the Upper Callovian of the East European Platform, ostracod index species of paleotemperatures, paleoeutrophication, and paleodepths on the upper subtidal depths are recognized for the first time.


Ostracoda paleoecology paleoceanography paleobathymetry Callovian Lower Oxfordian Ryazan Region 



We are grateful to M.A. Rogov (GIN) for providing us with the description of the Mikhailovtsement section, his stratification based on ammonites, and collecting samples for examination. We are sincerely thankful to E.V. Shchepetova (GIN), I.A. Stepanov (MSU), and A.Yu. Kazansky (MSU and GIN) for discussion on the reconstruction of paleodepths and providing us with preliminary results of petromagnetic and lithologic analysis. We are also sincerely grateful to L.M. Melnikova (PIN) and anonymous reviewer (PIN) for discussion on the results of our study and the valuable remarks making us to improve the paper.

The study was performed within the framework of the state task nos. 0135-2018-0036 (GIN), AAAA-A16-116021660031-5, and AAAA-A16-116033010096-8 (MSU) and supported in part by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research (project no. 18-05-00501).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Geological Faculty, Lomonosov Moscow State UniversityMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Geological Institute, Russian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  3. 3.Biological Faculty, Lomonosov Moscow State UniversityMoscowRussia

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