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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.

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HdV-371Type: HdV-371

Category: Algae

Sub-category: Chlorophyceae

Taxonomical identification: Tetraedron cf. minimum

First publication: Bakker, R. and van Smeerdijk, D.G. (1982) A palaecological study of a Late Holocene section from 'Het Ilperweld', W. Netherlands. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 36, 95–163

Other publication/s:
John, D.M. and Tsarenko, P.M. (2002) Order Chlorococcales. In: John, D.M., Brook, A.J. and Whitton, B.A. (eds.) The Freshwater Algal Flora of the British Isles. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, pp. 329–409
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, 83–102
Montoya, E., Rull, V. and van Geel, B. (2010) Non-pollen palynomorphs from surface sediments along an altitudinal transect of the Venezuelan Andes. Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology 297, 169–183

Description: Hyaline, quadratic, and cushion-shaped microfossil, ca. 12–15 × 13–17 µm, ca. 6 µm thick; At the tips of the lobes are small hollow protuberances, ca. 0.3 µm long and in diameter, cell surface covered with numerous small pits ca. 0.4 µm in diameter.

(Sub-) Fossil occurence: No information

Co-occurence: No information

Modern occurence: In plankton and associated with submerged surfaces in many types of aquatic habitat, most common in ponds and small lakes (John and Tsarenko 2002)

Palaeoenvironmental indication: Eu- to mesotrophic conditions / Open fresh water