Coprotus (Thelebolaceae, Thelebolales) in herbivore dung from Brazil
Melo, Roger Fagner Ribeiro; Miller, Andrew Nicholas; Maia, Leonor Costa
During a survey of coprophilous fungi from different vegetational areas in Pernambuco, Northeastern Brazil, seven species of Coprotus were reported. Coprotus aurora, C. disculus, C. leucopocillum, C. luteus, and C. niveus are new records for Brazil, while C. lacteus and C. ochraceous are recorded for the first time in the Northeast region of the country. Most species occurred on dung collected in the semi-arid region of the Caatinga biome, and showed no tendencies regarding substrate preference. Descriptions, photographic plates and line drawings are provided, along with an identification key to all known species of Coprotus from Brazil.