NPP

Non-Pollen Palynomorphs Image Database

NPP

...“extra fossils“ in pollen slides

HdV-170

(sub-)fossil type

Taxonomical Group

Algae

Type description

van Geel et al (1983b): Heterocysts ellipsoid to almond-shaped, 9.7-18.4 X 6.0-13.3 µm. Wall ca. 1 µm thick, hyaline. The narrow truncated end of the cell with a ca. 1 µm wide pore, originally forming the connection with the trichome. Often remains of the proximal part of the gelatinous sheath still in organic connection with the heterocyst.

Van Geel et al. 1989: Heterocysts almond-shaped, 9.8-12.0 X 5.6-8.1 μm, with a ca. 0.8 μm wide pore at the narrow end, which often bears an up to 2 μm long appendage (the sheath of the trichome, which did not become fossilized).

Records

First publication

van Geel B, Hallewas DP, Pals JP (1983) A Late Holocene deposit under the Westfriese Zeedijknear Enkhuizen (Prov of Noord-Holland, The Netherlands): palaeoecological and archaeological aspects. Rev. Palaeobot. Palynol. 38:269-335.

Cyanophyceae / Rivularia- type

correspondance to recent taxa

HdV-170_Rivularia-type (by Lyudmila Shumilovskikh)