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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: Helminths

Sub-category: Platyhelminthes

Taxonomical identification: Echinococcus sp.

First publication: No information

Other publication/s: 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

(Sub-) Fossil occurence: No information

Co-occurence: In samples from archaeological sites.

Modern occurence: No information

Palaeoenvironmental indication: The adult tapeworm lives in the intestine of mammals (dogs, wolves, foxes, lions, the final hosts) and delivers eggs that are excreted with the stool. The intermediate hosts (usually wild herbivores, sheeps, and rodents) are infected by ingesting eggs; humans can also be infected (Florenzano et al. 2012).