Check List 16(3): 737-741, doi: 10.15560/16.3.737
The first record of the coprophilous fungi Utharomyces epallocaulus Boedijn ex P.M. Kirk & Benny (Mucoromycotina, Mucorales, Pilobolaceae) in Brazil
expand article infoMaria Helena Alves, Mateus Oliveira da Cruz§, André Luiz Cabral Monteiro de Azevedo Santiago§
‡ Universidade Federal do Piauí, Parnaíba, Brazil§ Federal University of Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil
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During a study on coprophilous fungus diversity in the State of Piauí, Brazil, Utharomyces epallocaulus Boedijn ex P.M. Kirk & Benny was isolated from rabbit dung. Morphologically, this species is characterized by the production of sporangiophores that exhibit a subsporangial vesicle and that emerge from a trophocyst immersed in the substrate. The sporangia are black, with resistant wall, and the sporangiospores are globose to subglobose. The taxon is described and illustrated for the first time in Brazil. Aspects of its morphology are discussed.

Brazilian Northeastern; Mucoromyceta; rabbit dung; taxonomy; zygosporic fungi