New records of genera and species of myxomycetes (Amoebozoa) from the Neotropics
Check List 14(3): 509-518, doi: 10.15560/14.3.509
New records of genera and species of myxomycetes (Amoebozoa) from the Neotropics
expand article infoCarlos Lado, Arturo Estrada-Torres§, Carlos Rojas Alvarado|
‡ Real Jardín Botánico-CSIC, Madrid, Spain§ Universidad Autónoma de Tlaxcala, Tlaxcala, Mexico| Universidad de Costa Rica, San Pedro de Montes de Oca, Costa Rica
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Abstract
During field surveys of myxomycetes in Central America, 2 previously unrecorded genera and 4 species, viz. Craterium muscorum Ing, Dictydiaethalium dictyosporum Nann.-Bremek., Physarina echinocephala Höhn, and Stemonaria rufipes, were identified. Some of these are new for the Neotropics. These noteworthy range extensions of these species to the Mesoamerican biodiversity hotspot adds to our knowledge of rarely recorded myxomycetes worldwide. Images of the more relevant taxonomic characters are provided, and for some species, this is the first illustrations with macro and microphotographs and scanning electron microscopy images.
Keywords
Biodiversity; geographical distribution; Mesoamerica; SEM