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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

PLN-01Type: PLN-01

Category: Algae?

Taxonomical identification: No information

First publication: Tunno, I. and Mensing, S.A. (2017) The value of non-pollen palynomorphs in interpreting paleoecological change in the Great Basin (Nevada, USA). Quaternary Research 87, 529–543

Other publication/s: Montoya, E., Rull, V. and Vegas-Vilarrúbia, T. (2012) Non-pollen palynomorph studies in the Neotropics: The case of Venezuela. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 186, 102–130

Description: Multiple yellow-colored cells clustered into colonies, rarely found as isolated cells; Probably algae. The colonies have irregular shapes and a range of sizes >10 μm to more than 30 μm.

(Sub-) Fossil occurence: INo information

Co-occurence: No information

Modern occurence: Present in the modern material only in the wet meadow

Palaeoenvironmental indication: Montoya et al. (2012) report an unknown NPP similar to PLN-01 that is correlated to a shallow aquatic environment (littoral zone).