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Moscow University Geology Bulletin

, Volume 74, Issue 2, pp 173–184 | Cite as

Calcareous Nannoplankton of Cretaceous Rocks of the Bakhchisarai Region of Southwest Crimea

  • M. A. UstinovaEmail author
  • R. R. GabdullinEmail author
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Abstract—

Cretaceous calcareous nannoplankton was studied in the Lower Cretaceous Rezanaya and Biasala and Upper Cretaceous Belogorsk, Prokhladnoe, and Kudrino formations of the Bakhchisarai region of the southwest Crimea. The age of the host rocks was refined according to calcareous nannoplankton. No nannoplankton zone was identified in the Rezanaya Formation; the Biasala Formation probably contains part of the NC5 Zone. The Belogorsk and Kudrino formations host the (partly) UC3 Zone (Subzone b) and the UC20 Zone (Subzone UC20b), respectively. No upper and lower boundaries of zones were traced.

Keywords:

Lower Cretaceous Upper Cretaceous Crimea Rezanaya Formation Biasala Formation Belogorsk Formation Prokhladnoe Formation Kudrino Formation calcareous nannoplankton 

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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

The authors are grateful to M.A. Rogov (Geological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences) for help in selection of material on ammonites, E.V. Rubtsova (director of Crimean Education Research Center of Moscow State University) and M.A. Varzanova, N.A. Voronin, T.A. Konovalova, T.I. Nigmadzhanov, and A.V. Sergienko (Masters students of the Department of Geology) for technical help during sampling.

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  1. 1.Geological Institute, Russian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Department of Geology, Moscow State UniversityMoscowRussia

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