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The database is hosted by Kiel University
and is established by Magda Wieckowska-
Lüth, Wiebke Kirleis and Kay Schmütz,
Institute for Prehistoric and Protohistoric Archaeology.

© Wieckowska-Lüth/Kirleis/Schmütz 2020

HdV-169Type: HdV-169

Category: Fungi

Taxonomical identification: Apiosordaria verruculosa

Synonym: Tripterospora sp. / Zopfiella-type

First publication: 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

Other publication/s:
van Geel, B. and Aptroot, A. (2006) Fossil ascomycetes in Quaternary deposits. Nova Hedwigia 82, 313–329
Cugny, C., Mazier, F. and Galop, D. (2010) Modern and fossil non-pollen palynomorphs from the Basque mountains (western Pyrenees, France): the use of coprophilous fungi to reconstruct pastoral activity. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany 19, 391–408

Description: Ascospores, 19.4–23.0 x 13.4–16.5 µm, ellipsoid with a somewhat eccentrically placed, 1.0–1.4 µm wide, germ pore at the apex, the truncated base 5.0–10.8 µm in diameter, some spores still showing the remains of a ca. 8 µm long hyaline basal pedicel.

(Sub-) Fossil occurence: In soil samples from archaeological sites

Co-occurence: Other coprophilous taxa

Modern occurence: In soil isolations / In rabbit dung

Palaeoenvironmental indication: Dung, dead wood or other organic substrates