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Stratigraphy and Geological Correlation

, Volume 26, Issue 6, pp 659–697 | Cite as

Singil Deposits in the Quaternary Scheme of the Lower Volga Region: New Data

  • A. S. ZastrozhnovEmail author
  • G. A. Danukalova
  • M. V. Golovachev
  • V. V. Titov
  • A. S. Tesakov
  • A. N. Simakova
  • E. M. Osipova
  • S. S. Trofimova
  • E. V. Zynoviev
  • R. G. Kurmanov
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Abstract

This work presents the history of study of the Neopleistocene Singil deposits, results of analysis the drilling data, and different points of view on the stratigraphy of reference sections of the Lower Volga Region. A large volume of drilling core data indicate that the Singil deposits lie between the Lower Khazar and Upper Khazar deposits, which contradicts a traditional point of view that they lie under the Khazar deposits. As an analysis of faunistical data shows a high level of similarity between the Singil and Khazar assemblages of mammals, it is proposed to consider the Singil mammal assemblage as an analog of the Khazar faunistical assemblage, probably its early phase. The main conclusion of our research is that the accumulation of the Singil deposits occurred at the terminal regressive stage of the Early Khazar basin.

Keywords:

Lower Volga Quaternary Singil deposits stratigraphy pollen plant macroremains insects mollusks mammals 

Notes

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

We are grateful to V.G. Pronin, S.V. Popov, D.A. Zastrozhnov, S.V. Kurshakov, D.D. Ushakova, E.P. Makarova, V.L. Shterkhun, P.D. Frolov, and A.E. Kayukov for help during the field seasons and in the preparation of the manuscript, as well as reviewer Yu.A. Lavrushin for constructive comments.

This work was performed within the framework of state contracts with Rosnedra (AM-02-34/29 on June 13, 2007; AM-02-34/28 on May 16, 2011; AM-02-34/12 on February 20, 2014; K.41.2012.007 on March 28, 2012), state tasks no. 0252-2014-0006 and no. 0252-2016-0006, and the state program to improve the improve competitiveness of the Kazan (Volga) Federal University among the world’s leading research and education centers, as well as with the financial support of the Russian Foundation for Basic Research (project no. 16-04-01049) and the grant of the Russian Science Foundation no. 16-17-10170 (V.V. Titov).

Reviewer Yu.A. Lavrushin

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. S. Zastrozhnov
    • 1
    Email author
  • G. A. Danukalova
    • 2
    • 3
  • M. V. Golovachev
    • 4
  • V. V. Titov
    • 5
  • A. S. Tesakov
    • 6
  • A. N. Simakova
    • 6
  • E. M. Osipova
    • 2
  • S. S. Trofimova
    • 7
  • E. V. Zynoviev
    • 7
  • R. G. Kurmanov
    • 2
  1. 1.Karpinsky Russian Geological InstituteSt. PetersburgRussia
  2. 2.Institute of Geology, Ufa Science Center, Russian Academy of SciencesUfaRussia
  3. 3.Kazan Federal UniversityKazanRussia
  4. 4.Astrakhan State United Historical, Architectural Museum-ReserveAstrakhanRussia
  5. 5.Institute of Arid Zones, Southern Science Center, Russian Academy of SciencesRostov-on-DonRussia
  6. 6.Geological Institute, Russian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  7. 7.Institute of Plant and Animal Ecology, Ural Branch, Russian Academy of SciencesYekaterinburgRussia

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