A new species of Thyrea (Lichinales: Lichinaceae) from the Brazilian central-west region

Author:
Kitaura M.J., Scur M.C. & Lorenz A.P.
Year:
2023
Journal:
Anales de Biología
Pages:
45: 43–51
Url:
http://dx.doi.org/10.6018/analesbio.45.05
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In central-west Brazil, the Serra da Bodoquena region comprises riparian, seasonal deciduous, and semideciduous forests, where ca. 400 lichens species are known. The area is suffering the impacts of agriculture and intentional fires, which threaten the local biodiversity. Studying the lichen-forming fungi from the Serra da Bodoquena through integrative analyses, a new species was discovered, Thyrea pulverulenta (Lichinales, Lichinaceae). In addition, sequences of nuITS and mtSSU regions were generated, and the position of the genus within the Lichinomycetes was inferred, confirming its close phylogenetic relationship with Watsoniomyces. We also demonstrated that the region still needs to be studied, being a possible biodiversity hotspot with endemic species. Key words: Bodoquena; Cyanolichen; Diversity; Native areas; Rock outcrops.
Id:
35956
Submitter:
zpalice
Post_time:
Wednesday, 29 November 2023 21:55