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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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Diphyllobothrium sp.Type: No information

Category: Helminths

Sub-category: Platyhelminthes

Taxonomical identification: Diphyllobothrium sp.

First publication: No information

Other publication/s:
Le Bailly, M., Leuzinger, U., Schlichtherle, H. and Bouchet, F. (2005) Diphyllobothrium: Neolithic Parasite? The Journal of Parasitology 9, 957–959
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., 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
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, 57–75 μm x 40–50 μm

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

Co-occurence: No information

Modern occurence: Adult tapeworm infects the mammal host (the definitive host); The first intermediate host is a freshwater crustacean such as a copepod, and the second intermediate host is a small freshwater fish. Humans acquire the infective larvae through consumption of raw or undercooked fish (Florenzano et al. 2012).

Palaeoenvironmental indication: No information