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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.

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Type: UG-1285

Category: Fungi

Taxonomical identification: cf. Ascodesmis sp.

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: Hanlin, R.T. (1990) Illustrated Genera of Ascomycetes, Volume I & II. The American Phytopathological Society, St. Paul, Minnesota

Description: Ascospores subglobose, inequilaterally one-celled, dark brown, 38 μm in diameter, irregularly and coarsely verrucose (individual knobs ca. 7 μm thick), thick-walled.

(Sub-) Fossil occurence: No information

Co-occurence: No information

Modern occurence: Ascodesmis is widespread on dung of both wild and domesticated animals (Hanlin, 1990).

Palaeoenvironmental indication: No information