Non-Pollen Palynomorph Image Database


...“extra fossils“ in pollen slides


NPP type

Taxonomical Group


Type description

van Geel 1978: Flat elements with a distinct dark midrib, 1000-1500 µm long and 200-350 µm broad in the middle. Proximal part broken off from the animal body. Surface covered with small hairs, 8-28 µm long. Margins covered with rows of 400-500 µm long hairs (not always preserved). Some of the Type 108 remains with a proximal circular structure, 250-440 µm in diameter and a very dark central part (108.b and 108.d). Pairs of the Type 108 macrofossils were found several times (joined by their proximal parts; see 108.a).


First publication

van Geel B (1978) A palaeoecological study of Holocene peat bog sections in Germany and the Netherlands, based on the analysis of pollen, spores and macro- and microscopic remains of fungi, algae cormophytes and anymals. Rev. Palaeobot. Palynol. 25:1-120.

Prionocera sp. (Insecta: Tipulidae)