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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: No information

Category: Helminths

Sub-category: Acanthocephala

Taxonomical identification: Macracanthorhynchus sp.

First publication: No information

Other publication/s: Maicher, C., Hoffmann, A., Côté, N.M.L., Palomo Pérez, A.P., Saña Segui, M. and Le Bailly, M. (2017) Paleoparasitological investigations on the Neolithic lakeside settlement of La Draga (Lake Banyoles, Spain). The Holocene 27(11), 1659–1668

Description: Eggs with ornamented and thick shells (length = 83 ± 4.7 μm; width = 47.21 ± 2.8 μm)

(Sub-) Fossil occurence: No information

Co-occurence: In samples from archaeological sites.

Modern occurence: No information

Palaeoenvironmental indication: This parasite affects animals, mostly pigs and wild boar, causing weight loss and enteritis, and can cause fatal peritonitis in cases of severe infections (Maicher et al. 2017).