One hundred new species of lichenized fungi : a signature of undiscovered global diversity

  title={One hundred new species of lichenized fungi : a signature of undiscovered global diversity},
  author={H. Thorsten Lumbsch and Teuvo Ahti and Susanne Altermann and Guillermo Amo de Paz and Andr{\'e} Aptroot and Ulf Arup and Alejandrina Barcenas Pe{\~n}a and Paulina A. Bawingan and Michel Navarro Benatti and Luisa Betancourt and Curtis R. Bj{\"o}rk and Kansri Boonpragob and Maarten Brand and Frank Bungartz and Marcela E. S. C{\'a}ceres and Mehtmet Candan and Jos{\'e} Luis Chaves and Philippe Clerc and Ralph S. Common and Brian J. Coppins and Ana Crespo and Manuela Dal-Forno and Pradeep Kumar Divakar and Melizar V. Duya and John A. Elix and Arve Elvebakk and Johnathon D. Fankhauser and Edit Farkas and Lidia Itat{\'i} Ferraro and Eberhard Fischer and David John Galloway and Ester Gaya and Mireia Giralt and Trevor Goward and Martin Grube and Josef Hafellner and M. Jes{\'u}sE.Hern{\'a}ndez and Mar{\'i}a de los Angeles Herrera Campos and Klaus Gero Kalb and Ingvar K{\"a}rnefelt and Gintaras Kantvilas and Dorothee Killmann and Paul M. Kirika and Kerry Knudsen and Harald Komposch and Sergey Y. Kondratyuk and James D. Lawrey and Armin Mangold and Marcelo Pinto Marcelli and Bruce McCune and Mar{\'i}a I. Messuti and Andrea Michlig and Ricardo Miranda Gonz{\'a}lez and Bibiana Moncada and Alifereti Naikatini and Matthew P. Nelsen and Dag O. {\O}vstedal and Zdeněk Palice and Khwanruan Papong and Sittiporn Parnmen and Sergio P{\'e}rez-Ortega and Christian Printzen and V{\'i}ctor J. Rico and Eimy Rivas Plata and Javier Orlando Pantoja Robayo and Dania Rosabal and Ulrike Ruprecht and Noris Salazar Allen and Leopoldo Garcia Sancho and Luciana Santos de Jesus and Tamires dos Santos Vieira and Matthias Schultz and Mark. R. D. Seaward and Emmanu{\"e}l S{\'e}rusiaux and Imke Schmitt and Harrie J. M. Sipman and Mohammad Sohrabi and Ulrik S{\o}chting and Majbrit Zeuthen S{\o}gaard and Laurens B Sparrius and Adriano Afonso Spielmann and Toby Spribille and Jutarat Sutjaritturakan and Achra Thammathaworn and Arne Thell and G{\"o}ran Thor and Holger Th{\"u}s and Einar Timdal and Camille Truong and Roman T{\"u}rk and Loengrin Umana Tenorio and Dalip Kumar Upreti and Pieter van den Boom and Mercedes Rebuelta and Mats Wedin and Susan Will-Wolf and Volkmar Wirth and Nora Wirtz and Rebecca Yahr and Kumelachew Yeshitela and Frauke Ziemmeck and Timothy B. Wheeler and Robert L{\"u}cking},
The number of undescribed species of lichenized fungi has been estimated at roughly 10,000. Describing and cataloging these would take the existing number of taxonomists several decades; however, the support for taxonomy is in decline worldwide. In this paper we emphasize the dire need for taxonomic expertise in lichenology. We bring together 103 colleagues from institutions worldwide to describe a total of 100 new species of lichenized fungi, representing a wide taxonomic and geographic range… 

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