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Scutellospora savannicola (R.A. Herrera & Ferrer) C. Walker & F.E. Sanders

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Scientific name
Scutellospora savannicola
(R.A. Herrera & Ferrer) C. Walker & F.E. Sanders
Common names
IUCN Specialist Group
Assessment status
Proposed by
Lilian Araujo Rodrigues
Comments etc.
Lilian Araujo Rodrigues

Assessment Notes

Taxonomic notes

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).

Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

We suggest this species to be categorized as insufficient data (DD).

Geographic range

The species is known in 4 countries.

Population and Trends

There are about 10 records in 2 countries (GBIF), when searching Dentiscutata savannicola.

Population Trend: Uncertain

Habitat and Ecology

In Brazil the species is found in Atlantic Forest, Cerrado and Caatinga.

Subtropical/Tropical Dry ForestSubtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland Forest


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.

Housing & urban areasTourism & recreation areasShifting agricultureAgro-industry grazing, ranching or farmingUnintentional effects (species being assessed is not the target)Intentional use: large scale (species being assessed is the target) [harvest]

Conservation Actions

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.

Site/area protectionResource & habitat protectionHabitat & natural process restoration

Research needed

Other areas should be studied in order to assess the distribution of this species.

TaxonomyPopulation size, distribution & trendsLife history & ecology

Use and Trade




Oehl F, Sieverding E, Palenzuela J, Ineichen K, Silva GA. 2011. Advances in Glomeromycota taxonomy and classification. IMA Fungus 2: 191–199.
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.

Country occurrence

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted