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HdV-55AHdV-55AType: HdV-55A

Category: Fungi

Taxonomical identification: Sordaria‐type / Sordaria sp.

First publication: van Geel, B. (1978) A palaeoecological study of Holocene peat bog sections in Germany and the Netherlands, based on the analysis of pollen, spores and macro- and microscopic remains of fungi, algae cormophytes and animals. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 25, 1–120

Other publication/s:
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
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
Kuhry, P. (1997) The palaeoecology ot a treed bog in western boreal Canada: a study based on microfossils, macrofossils and physico-chemical properties. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 96, 183–224
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;
Aptroot, A. and van Geel, B. (2006) Fungi of the colon of the Yukagir Mammoth and from stratigraphically related permafrost samples. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 141, 225–230
Prager, A., Barthelmes, A., Theuerkauf, M. and Joosten, H. (2006) Non-pollen palynomorphs from modern Alder carrs and their potential for interpreting microfossil data from peat. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 141, 7–31
Marinova, E. and Atanassova, J. (2006) Anthropogenic impact on vegetation and environment during the Bronze Age in the area of Lake Durankulak, NE Bulgaria: Pollen, microscopic charcoal, non-pollen palynomorphs and plant macrofossils. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 141, 165–178
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
Medeanic, S. and Bagadin Silva, M. (2010) Indicative value of non-pollen palynomorphs (NPPs) and palynofacies for palaeoreconstructions: Holocene Peat, Brazil. International Journal of Coal Geology 84, 248–257

Description: Fungal spores, 16–32 × 10–17 µm, ellipsoidal, one-celled, brown with one protruding apical pore about 1.5 µm in diameter; Wall slightly thickened around the pore, secound end often flattened with a central pore.

(Sub-) Fossil occurence: No information

Co-occurence: No information

Modern occurence: Sordariales are mainly coprophilous, but occur also on rotting wood and soil (cf. Lundqvist 1972).

Palaeoenvironmental indication: Eu- to mesotrophic environments