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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: Animalia

Sub-category: Tardigrada?

Taxonomical identification: Dactylobiotus-type

First publication: Montoya, E., Rull, V. and van Geel, B. (2010) Non-pollen palynomorphs from surface sediments along an altitudinal transect of the Venezuelan Andes. Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology 297, 169–183

Other publication/s:
Jankovská, V. (1990) The evolution of Late-Glacial and Holocene vegetation in the vicinity of Světlá nad Sázavou (in the Western Forland of the Bohemian–Moravian Uplands). Folia Geobot. 24, 337–448
Kaczmarek, L., Michalczyk, L., Eggermont, H., 2008. Dactylobiotus luci, a new freshwater tardigrade (Eutardigrada: Macrobiotidae) from the Rwenzori Mountains, Uganda. Afr. Zool. 43, 150–155

Description: Unidentified microfossil remains which could proceed from Tardigrada egg remains. It has been tentatively related in this study with Dactylobiotus sp. egg remains (Kaczmarek et al., 2008); also of similar morphology to Macrobiotus sp. Type 2 egg remains from Jankovská (1990).

(Sub-) Fossil occurence: No information

Co-occurence: No information

Modern occurence: No information

Palaeoenvironmental indication: Dactylobiotus luci was identified by Kaczmarek et al. (2008) and related to permanent marsh pools with acid pH from high altitudes of tropical African mountains.