Articles | Volume 14, issue 21
Research article
07 Nov 2017
Research article |  | 07 Nov 2017

Modeling calcification periods of Cytheridella ilosvayi from Florida based on isotopic signatures and hydrological data

Juliane Meyer, Claudia Wrozyna, Albrecht Leis, and Werner E. Piller


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (15 Jun 2017) by Aldo Shemesh
AR by Juliane Meyer on behalf of the Authors (09 Aug 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (10 Aug 2017) by Aldo Shemesh
RR by Jonathan Holmes (14 Sep 2017)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (24 Sep 2017) by Aldo Shemesh
AR by Juliane Meyer on behalf of the Authors (02 Oct 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
Isotopic signatures of ostracods from Florida correlate with their host water, implying a regional influence of temperature and precipitation. Calculated monthly configurations of a theoretical calcite formed in rivers were compared to ostracod isotope compositions. The data suggest a seasonal shell formation during early spring that is coupled to the hydrological cycle of the region. The surprising seasonality of the investigated ostracods is of importance for paleontological interpretation.
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