• Proposed
  • 2Under Assessment
  • 3Preliminary Assessed
  • 4Assessed
  • 5Published

Scutellospora cerradensis Spain & J. Miranda

Search for another Species...

Scientific name
Scutellospora cerradensis
Spain & J. Miranda
Common names
IUCN Specialist Group
Assessment status
Proposed by
Lilian Araujo Rodrigues
Comments etc.
Lilian Araujo Rodrigues

Assessment Notes

Taxonomic notes

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).

Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

We suggest this species to be categorized as Least Concern (LC).

Geographic range

The species is known in 8 countries.

Population and Trends

There are about 16 records in 8 countries (GBIF), when searching Dentiscutata cerradensis and Scutellospora cerradensis.

Population Trend: Uncertain

Habitat and Ecology

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

Subtropical/Tropical Dry ForestSubtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland Forest


In Brazil, Dentiscutata cerradensis can be found in Tropical rainforest and Tropical Dry Forest, considered hotspot, these forests currently have higher rates of deforestation.

Tourism & 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 protectionSite/area management

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




Marinho, F., da Silva, I. R., Oehl, F., & Maia, L. C. 2018. Checklist of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in tropical forests. Sydowia, 70, 107-127.
Wang, F. Y., & Shi, Z. Y. 2008. Biodiversity of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in China: a review. Advances in Environmental Biology, 2(1), 31-39.
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.
Oehl F, Sieverding E, Palenzuela J, Ineichen K, Silva GA. 2011. Advances in Glomeromycota taxonomy and classification. IMA Fungus 2: 191–199.
Spain JL, Miranda JC. 1996. Scutellospora cerradensis: an ornamented species in the Gigasporaceae (Glomales) from the Cerrado region of Brazil. Mycotaxon 60: 129–136. 

Country occurrence

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted