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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

Capillaria sp.Type: No information

Category: Helminths

Sub-category: Nematoda

Taxonomical identification: Capillaria 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
Bosi, G., Bandini Mazzanti, M., Florenzzano, 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
Le Bailly, M., Landolt, M., Mauchamp, L. and Dufour, B. (2014) Intestinal Parasites in First World War German Soldiers from ‘‘Kilianstollen’’, Carspach, France. PLoS ONE 9(10): e109543
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: Egg shell, 60 × 32 μm

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

Co-occurence: No information

Modern occurence: Capillaria aerophila, C. hepatica, and C. philippinensis are reported to be zoonotic infestations, rarely found in humans. The intermediate hosts of the first two species are rats and mice, instead the third one involves fish as intermediate hosts and fish-eating birds as definitive hosts (Florenzano et al, 2012).

Palaeoenvironmental indication: No information