Dentiscutata cerradensis previously assigned as Scutellospora cerradensis is recognized by species form yellow-brown to brown germ shields with multiple compartments (Oehl et al., 2008, 2011).
We suggest this species to be categorized as Least Concern (LC).
The species is known in 8 countries.
There are about 16 records in 8 countries (GBIF), when searching Dentiscutata cerradensis and Scutellospora cerradensis.
Population Trend: Uncertain
In Brazil, the species is common in Amazon, Atlantic Forest, Caatinga and Cerrado.
In Brazil, Dentiscutata cerradensis can be found in Tropical rainforest and Tropical Dry Forest, considered hotspot, these forests currently have higher rates of deforestation.
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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