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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: UG-1178

Category: Fungi

Taxonomical identification: Sordaria-type

First publication: Gelorini, V., Verbeken, A., van Geel, B., Cocqyt, C. and Vershuren, D. (2011) Modern non-pollen palynomorphs from East African lake sediments. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 164, 143–173

Other publication/s: Bell, A. (1983) Dung Fungi. An Illustrated Guide to the Coprophilous Fungi in New Zealand. Victoria University Press, Wellington

Description: Ascospores ellipsoid, equilaterally one-celled, 29–35 × 17–19 µm, pale brown to dark brown, smooth, thick-walled; Slightly rounded ends with two protruding pores. This type differs from HdV-1012 by its larger size and more pronounced pores, and may include different Sordariaceous ascospores from genera, such as Sordaria and Arnium.

(Sub-) Fossil occurence: No information

Co-occurence: No information

Modern occurence: Sordaria and Arnium have a worldwide distribution and have most frequently been encountered on dung (Bell, 1983).

Palaeoenvironmental indication: No information