Fossil Fleshy Fungi (Ã¢ÂÂMushroomsÃ¢ÂÂ) in AmberGeorge Poinar Jr*
Department of Integrative Biology, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, 97331 USA
- *Corresponding Author:
- George Poinar Jr.
Department of Integrative Biology
Oregon State University, Corvallis
OR, 97331 USA
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: October 24, 2016; Accepted date: November 17, 2016; Published date: November 25, 2016
Citation: Poinar G Jr (2016) Fossil Fleshy Fungi (“Mushrooms”) in Amber. Fungal Genom Biol 6:142. doi:10.4172/2165-8056.1000142
Copyright: © 2016 Poinar G Jr. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
A survey of fleshy fungi from amber deposits around the world is presented. Included are representatives of gilled fungi, puffballs, bird’s nest fungi, gasteroid fungi, xylaroid fungi, hymenomycetes, polypores and morels. Also included is a description of the first fossil morel, Paleomorchella dominicana gen. et sp. nov. from Dominican Republic amber. Several arthropods that were associated with the fossil fungi are figured and discussed.