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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-81

Category: Animalia

Taxonomical identification: cf. Insecta eyes

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: No information

Description: The characteristic dome shape and size (up to 80 x 53 µm) suggest that HdV-81 fossils represent parts of only one arthropod species (or a few closely related species). Found in micro- and macrofossil samples; Shortest distance between the eyes about 120 µm; Ommatidial openings 4–5 µm in diameter and surrounded at the outer side by a 2–4 µm high cylindric rim, holes 2–4 µm apart, surface between the holes covered with thin, about 2 µm high setae.

(Sub-) Fossil occurence: No information

Co-occurence: No information

Modern occurence: No information

Palaeoenvironmental indication: No information