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Formerly: Proceedings of the Estonian Academy of Sciences, Geology
Published since 1952

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ISSN 1736-7557 (electronic)  ISSN 1736-4728 (print)
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Carbon isotope values in conodont elements from the latest Devonian–Early Carboniferous carbonate platform facies (Timan-Pechora Basin); pp. 238–246

(Full article in PDF format) https://doi.org/10.3176/earth.2018.17


Authors

Andrey V. Zhuravlev, Irina V. Smoleva

Abstract

The δ13Corg values and their variations in conodont elements of the latest Famennian–Tournaisian species Polygnathus parapetus Druce are considered. The conodonts studied come from the latest Famennian–Tournaisian interval of the Kamenka River section (Timan-Pechora Basin). The carbon isotope composition of conodont elements had an average value of –25.2‰, suggesting a low trophic level of this species. During the latest Famennian (praesulcata conodont Zone) δ13Corg shifted to more negative values (up to –30.4‰), which may be attributed to changes in the global carbon cycle and local influx of organic matter of terrestrial origin during the terminal Famennian regression.

Keywords

Famennian, Tournaisian, conodonts, δ13Corg, Timan-Pechora Basin.

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