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Pseudogyrodon isabellinus Heinem. & Rammeloo

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Scientific name
Pseudogyrodon isabellinus
Author
Heinem. & Rammeloo
Common names
 
IUCN Specialist Group
Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball
Kingdom
Fungi
Phylum
Basidiomycota
Class
Agaricomycetes
Order
Boletales
Family
Paxillaceae
Assessment status
Published
Assessment date
2022-12-05
IUCN Red List Category
DD
Assessors
Gonçalves, S.C. & P. Cunha, S.
Reviewers
Westrip, J.R.S.

Assessment Notes

The content on this page is fetched from The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species: https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/238745907/252902510

Justification

Pseudogyrodon isabellinus is a saprotrophic species known from only two sites, in Ghana (collected in 1967) and Cameroon (collected in 2001). It is not possible to differentiate whether the lack of records is caused by a scarcity of surveying efforts in this region or if the species is uncommon. More updated records are needed to estimate the population size of this species and understand its distribution and trends. Therefore, this species is assessed as Data Deficient (DD).

Taxonomic notes

Pseudogyrodon is a monotypic genus, created due to the distinct microscopic characteristics of P. isabellinus.

Geographic range

Pseudogyrodon isabellinus has only been recorded from two sites. The species was originally described at a site Ghana in 1967 and has since only been recorded once in Cameroon in 2001 (GBIF.org 2022).

Population and Trends

More updated records are needed to estimate the population size and trend.

Population Trend: unknown


Habitat and Ecology

Pseudogyrodon isabellinus is a saprotrophic species, originally found in rotten wood. There are no descriptions of its habitat type.

Threats

Deforestation in West Africa and Central Africa (World Resources Institute 2023) could present a threat to Pseudogyrodon isabellinus, but this is difficult to establish given that P. isabellinus is a saprotrophic species.

Conservation Actions

Increases in survey efforts are required to clarify its distribution, population size and its ecology.

Source and Citation

Gonçalves, S.C. & P. Cunha, S. 2023. Pseudogyrodon isabellinus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2023: e.T238745907A238802484. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2023-1.RLTS.T238745907A238802484.en .Accessed on 2 January 2024

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