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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1984)

Document title

Fungal remains in Pleistocene ground squirrel dung from Yukon Territory, Canada

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

PIROZYNSKI K. A. ; CARTER A. ; DAY R. G. ;

Abstract

Fungi in dung of the Arctic ground squirrel (Spermophilus parryii) collected near Dominion Creek, Yukon Territory, Canada, have a radiocarbon age of 12.200 100 yr BP. Most of the fungal remains are assignable to modern taxa, and most of these are either widespread saprobes or nonspecific coprophiles, However, specimens identified as Chaetomium simile and Thecaphora deformans represent fungi that may be more characteristic of rodent dung than that of other animals, inviting consideration of dung fungi as a potential source of paleontological data.

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Quaternary research New York

Editor :

Millesime : 1984, vol. 22, no3 [pp. 375-382]

Bibliographic references : 34 réf.

Language

Anglais

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