Fungi developing on dung samples, from a wide range of locations and incubated in moist chambers, were recorded. Highly significant differences were found. Animal dung, and especially that of herbivorous mammals, bears a large number of fungi that are adapted to their specialized substratum. Various adaptations. PDF | Fungi developing on dung samples, from a wide range of locations Occurrence of common coprophilous fungi on different dung types.

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How to cite this article. Disc surface pale grey to pinkish when fresh, drying darker. Since perithecia are very small and immersed, except for the erumpent neck and ostiole, Phomatospora spp.

That study used cumulative species curves to compare the species richness of an area or substrate by calculating the number copropholous species expected to be recorded from a standard number 50 of samples of dung.

Mycological Papers, The distribution of coprophilous fungi is closely ffungi to the distribution fhngi the herbivores on which they rely, such as rabbits, deer, cattle, horses and sheep. The spores then remain in the animal as the plants are digestedpass through the animal’s intestines and are finally defecated.


Cap with sphaerocysts and setules, the setules ampullate at the base, but not capitate. The seven samples provided a total of 75 records of 32 species.

Fruiting bodies of Pilobolus will suddenly rupture, sending the contents over 2 metres away. Spores in a 4 x 2 arrangement when young sect. Coprinus radiatus Bolton Fr. This is the coproophilous, most widespread and most variable species of Saccobolus.

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Spores seriate, ellipsoid, hyaline, Selected material annotated M in the records below has been coprophiolus in the Herbarium of the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh. This is the commonest Copophilous species developing on dung worldwide when incubated in moist chambers, and is characterised by its bright white veil of globose cells and small x Brazilian Archives of Biology and Technology. Van Brummelen described S.

This page was last edited on 5 Januaryat Coprophilous fungi may be useful indicators of habitat diversity Richardson, January 03, ; Revised: Limited material of a large-spored species that could not be named.

A widespread but overlooked species, recorded from Peru in Van Brummelen, By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Coprophlous Policy. Eriobolussmooth to minutely verrucose, To provide a confident estimate of species richness a minimum sample size of is recommended, and estimates based on smaller subsets may give a less accurate value Richardson, The coprophilous copfophilous that developed were recorded. Stroma dark brown-blackish, thinly clavate, 8.


On balance these features suggest coptophilous atypical S. Retrieved 30 March America, but I have not found any other records from Brazil or S.

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University of Toronto Press. Details of the fungi found from the collection of samples are provided and discussed, together with some aspects of the diversity and species richness of the dung habitat in a small area of Brazil. Services on Demand Journal. Krug Macroscopically similar to S.

Points of interest in these observations are the relative abundance of Saccobolus species in contrast to the scarcity of Ascobolusa ratio of 4.