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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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Opisthorchis sp.Type: No information

Category: Helminths

Sub-category: Platyhelminthes

Taxonomical identification: Opisthorchis sp.

First publication: No information

Other publication/s: Le Bailly, M., Leuzinger, U., Schlichtherle, H. and Bouchet, F. (2007) « Crise économique » au Néolithique á la transition Pfӱn-Horgen (3400 BC): contribution de la paléoparasitologie. Anthropozoologica 42, 175–185

Description: Egg shell, urn-shaped, between 25 to 30 μm long and 11 to 15 μm wide, shell relatively thick, shouldered operculum, abopercular knob.

(Sub-) Fossil occurence: In samples from archaeological sites

Co-occurence: No information

Modern occurence: Opisthorchis infects several fresh water fishes. Cats, dogs and other fish-eating mammals can be infected with this parasite.

Palaeoenvironmental indication: No information