Upper Jurassic deposits of Gorodishchi

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The Exposure Upper Jurassic adjournment on the right coast Kuibyshev of a water basin
Natural Monuments of Russia
Natural Monument (IUCN III)
Country Russia
Oblast Ulyanovsk
District Ulyanovsk Region
Village Gorodishchi
Location
 - coordinates 54°34′55″N 48°25′13″E / 54.58194°N 48.42028°E / 54.58194; 48.42028Coordinates: 54°34′55″N 48°25′13″E / 54.58194°N 48.42028°E / 54.58194; 48.42028
Area 0.003 km2 (0 sq mi)
Biome Steep coast at height of 30-40 m, extending 3 km from v. Gorodishchi aside of Ulyanovsk. Fossilized remains позвоночных and беспозвоночных animals.
Natural Monument of Russia 1987
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The Exposed Upper Jurassic deposits (Russian: Городищенское обнажение верхнеюрских отложений) near the village of Gorodischi, Ulyanovsk Oblast on the right bank of Kuybyshev Reservoir is one of the protected areas of Ulyanovsk Oblast.[1]

The Gorodishchi exposure is within the Ulyanovsk paleontology zakaznik. It is scientifically valuable as a basal section Upper Jurassic adjournment on Russian Platform. Many fossils have been recovered from it, including vertebrae of ichthyosaurs and plesiosaurs, and mollusc shells. The Cambrian deposits are partially covered by a landslip, and they are below the level of the Kuybyshev Reservoir.

The deposits provide an easy access to Jurassic and Cretaceous fossils. The layers consistently leaning against each other contain valuable information about evolution between the two geological periods: Jurassic and Cretaceous.

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