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Institute for Prehistoric and Protohistoric Archaeology.

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HdV-128AType: HdV-128A

Category: Algae

Sub-category: Green algae

Taxonomical identification: Volvocaceae

Similar: Sigmopollis

First publication: van der Wiel, A.M. (1982) A palaecological study of a section from the foot of the Hazendonk (Zuid-Holland), based on the analysis of pollen, spores and macroscopic remains. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 38, 35–90

Other publication/s:
van Geel, B., Hallewas, D.P. and Pals, J.P. (1983) A Late Holocene deposit under the Westfriese Zeedijknear Enkhuizen (Prov of Noord-Holland, The Netherlands): palaeoecological and archaeological aspects. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynolynology 38, 269–335
van Geel, B., Coope, G.R. and van der Hammen, T. (1989) Palaeoecology and stratigraphy of the Late-glacial type section at Usselo (The Netherlands). Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 60, 25–129
Carrión, J.S. and Navarro, C. (2002) Cryptogam spores and other non-pollen microfossils as sources of palaeoecological information: case studies from Spains. Annales Botanici Fennici 39, 1–14
Miola, A., Bondesan, A., Corain, L., Favaretto, S., Mozzi, P., Piovan, S. and Sostizzo, I. (2006) Wetlands in the Venetian Po Plain (northeastern Italy) during the Last Glacial Maximum: Interplay between vegetation, hydrology and sedimentary environment. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 141, 53–81
Worobiec, E. (2014) Fossil zygospores of Zygnemataceae and other microremains of freshwater algae from two Miocene palaeosinkholes in the Opole region, SW Poland. Acta Palaeobotanica 54(1), 113–157

Description: Globose microfossil, 19.2–26.4 µm in diameter, inclusive ofthe (0.3–)1–1.5(–2.5) µm long spines, placed at distances of 1.5–2.5(–3.5) µm; Often with an S-shaped furrow.

(Sub-) Fossil occurence: In sandy pool deposits

Co-occurence: No information

Modern occurence: No information

Palaeoenvironmental indication: In eu- to mesotrophic conditions / Cold temperate open water