First records of Faurelina in the Neotropics

Roger Fagner Ribeiro Melo, Andrew N. Miller, Leonor Costa Maia

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Two species of Faurelina, F. fimigena and F. hispanica, are recorded fruiting on herbivore dung collected in the Caatinga biome of the semi-arid region of Brazil. These represent the first records of this genus in the Neotropics. Descriptions, a photographic plate and a comparative table are provided, along with an identification key to the four species of Faurelina.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)679-685
Number of pages7
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 1 2016


  • Coprophilous fungi
  • Didymellaceae
  • Non-ostiolate ascomycetes
  • Pleosporales

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Plant Science


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