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13 November 2013 Four new species of Coenogonium (Ascomycota: Ostropales) from vulnerable forest ecosystems in Puerto Rico
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Four new species of Coenogonium are described from the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico—C. aurantiacum Mercado-Díaz & Lücking, C. borinquense Mercado-Díaz & Lücking, C. dimorphicum Mercado-Díaz & Lücking and C. portoricense Mercado-Díaz & Lücking. All were discovered in small and highly fragmented forest remnants of relatively rare Puerto Rican forest ecosystems, Pterocarpus wetlands and non-calcareous dry forests. The discoveries are discussed relative to the conservation status of these threatened ecosystems, the need to catalogue biodiversity before it vanishes, and the notion that endemism in lichenized fungi in island biotas is potentially much higher than hitherto assumed. A previous world-wide key to Coenogonium is updated to accommodate the new taxa.
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Joel A. Mercado-Díaz, William A. Gould, Grizelle González and Robert Lücking "Four new species of Coenogonium (Ascomycota: Ostropales) from vulnerable forest ecosystems in Puerto Rico," The Bryologist 116(4), (13 November 2013). https://doi.org/10.1639/0007-2745-116.4.373
Received: 13 August 2013; Accepted: 1 October 2013; Published: 13 November 2013
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