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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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Dicrocoelium sp.Type: No information

Category: Helminths

Sub-category: Platyhelminthes

Taxonomical identification: Dicrocoelium sp.

First publication: No information

Other publication/s:
Bosi, G., Bandini Mazzanti, M., Florenzano, A., Massamba N’siala, I., Pederzoli, A., Rinaldi, R., Torri, P. and Mercuri, A.M. (2011) Seeds/fruits, pollen and parasite remains as evidence of site function: piazza Garibaldi – Parma (N Italy) in Roman and Mediaeval times. Journal of Archaeological Science 38, 1621–1633
Florenzano, A., Mercuri, A.M., Pederzoli, A., Torri, P., Bosi, G., Olmi, L., Rinaldi, R., Bandini Mazzanti, M. (2012): The Significance of Intestinal Parasite Remains in Pollen Samples from Medieval Pits in the Piazza Garibaldi of Parma, Emilia Romagna, Northern Italy. Geoarchaeology: An International Journal 27, 34–47

Description: Egg shell, 38–45 μm × 22–30 μm

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

Co-occurence: No information

Modern occurence: Ruminants such as cows and sheep are usually the definitive host of D. dendriticum; Dicrocoeliasis is a rare zoonosis food-borne for humans (Florenzano et al. 2012).

Palaeoenvironmental indication: No information