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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

Type: HdV-61

Category: Algae

Sub-category: Zygnemataceae

Taxonomical identification: Mougeotia cf. gracillima

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 anymals. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 25, 1–120

Other publication/s: Kurhy, P. (1985) Transgressions of a raised bog across a coverstand ridge originally covered with an oak-lime forest. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 44, 313–353

Description: Zygospores square, 22–28 × 25–30 µm, laterally straight to concave, broad ends of the retuse angles, about 7 µm in diameter; Depressions in the centre of the angles 2–3 µm deep and 3–3.5 µm in diameter, small pits, about 0.5 µm in diameter and about 2 µm apart present all over the hyaline surface of the zygospore wall.

(Sub-) Fossil occurence: No information

Co-occurence: No information

Modern occurence: No information

Palaeoenvironmental indication: Open water / Mesotrophic conditions