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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

KIU-55Type: KIU-55

Category: Fungi

Taxonomical identification: cf. Chaetomium

Similar: UAB-2 / UAB-4

First publication: Wieckowska-Lüth, M. (forthcoming)

Other publication/s: Revelles, J., Burjachs, F. and van Geel, B. (2016) Pollen and non-pollen palynomorphs fromthe Early Neolithic settlement of La Draga (Girona, Spain). Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 225, 1–20

Description: Fungal ascospore, one-celled, lemon-shaped, brown to dark brown, with two apical pores, 41.9‒39.5 × 29.6‒29.0 µm. This type is similar to UAB-2 or UAB-4, respectively (Revelles et al. 2016), but KIU-55 is distinctly tapered at both apizes.

(Sub-) Fossil occurence: In shallow water deposits from a prehistoric pile-dwelling site

Co-occurence: No information

Modern occurence: No information

Palaeoenvironmental indication: May represent a fungal decomposer