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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-368Type: HdV-368

Category: Fungi

Taxonomical identification: Podospora-type / Podospora sp.

First publication: van Geel, B., Bohncke, S.J.P. and Dee, H. (1981) A palaecological study of an upper Late Glacial and Holocene sequence from 'De Borchert', The Netherlands. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 31, 367–448

Other publication/s:
van Geel, B., Buurman, J., Brinkkemper, O., Schelvis, J., Aptroot, A,. van Reenen, G. and Hakbijl, T. (2003) Environmental reconstruction of a Roman Period settlement site in Uitgeest (The Netherlands), with special reference to coprophilous fungi. Journal of Archaeological Science 30, 873–883
van Geel, B. and Aptroot, A. (2006) Fossil ascomycetes in Quaternary deposits. Nova Hedwigia 82, 313–329
van Geel, B., Zazula, G.D. and Schweger, C.E. (2007) Spores of coprophilous fungi from under the Dawson tephra (25,300 14C years BP), Yukon Territory, northwestern Canada. Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology 22, 337–344

Description: (Asco)spores, 39–44 x 16–23 µm, one-celled, ellipsoidal, smooth, brown, one protruding pore 2 µm in diameter, directly below the apex; Pore surrounded by an annulus; Basal end bluntly conical.

(Sub-) Fossil occurence: In dung substrate

Co-occurence: No information

Modern occurence: Kirk et al. (2001) regard Podospora species as coprophilous

Palaeoenvironmental indication: Presence of man or cattle