Fuscutata savannicola previously assigned as Scutellospora savannicola and Dentiscutata savannicola is recognized by species form yellow-brown to brown germ shields with bi-lobed (Oehl et al., 2008, 2011).
In Brazil, this species can be found in Tropical rainforest and Tropical Dry Forest (considered a hotspot). However, these forests currently have higher rates of deforestation. There is few information about this taxon yet, then we suggest this species to be categorized as Near Threatened (NT).
The species is known in 4 countries.
There are about 10 records in 2 countries (GBIF), when searching Dentiscutata savannicola.
Population Trend: Uncertain
In Brazil the species is found in Atlantic Forest, Cerrado and Caatinga.
In Brazil, this species can be found in Tropical rainforest and Tropical Dry Forest. However, these forests currently have higher rates of deforestation, especially the Atlantic Forest, which is considered a hotspot.
Some records in Brazil are in unprotected areas. The isolation of this fungus in controlled condition represents an advance for the conservation of this species.
Other areas should be studied in order to assess the distribution of this species.
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Oehl F, de Souza FA, Sieverding E. 2008. Revision of Scutellospora and description of five new genera and three new families in the arbuscular mycorrhiza-forming Glomeromycetes. Mycotaxon 106:311–360.
Marinho, F., da Silva, I. R., Oehl, F., & Maia, L. C. 2018. Checklist of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in tropical forests. Sydowia, 70, 107-127.