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Another Fossil Agaric from Dominican Amber
David S. Hibbett, Manfred Binder, Zheng Wang and Yale Goldman
Vol. 95, No. 4 (Jul. - Aug., 2003), pp. 685-687
Published by: Mycological Society of America
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3761943
Page Count: 3
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We report the discovery of a fossil agaricoid homobasidiomycete from Dominican amber (ca 15-20 Ma). Aureofungus yaniguaensis appears to be a member of the euagarics clade, but its precise taxonomic placement is obscure. This is the fourth known fossil agaric and the third from Dominican amber.
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