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Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Fungi
Divisio: Ascomycota
Subdivisio: Pezizomycotina
Classis: Lecanoromycetes
Subclassis: Acarosporomycetidae
Ordo: Acarosporales
Familia: Acarosporaceae
Genera: Acarospora - Glypholecia - Lithoglypha - Myriospora - Pleopsidium - Polysporina - Sarcogyne - Thelocarpella


Acarosporaceae Zahlbr., 1906

The Acarosporaceae are a family of fungi in the order Acarosporales. Members of this family have a widespread distribution, and are lichenized with green algae.[1]


Formerly classified in the fungal order Lecanorales, phylogenetic analyses in 1998 showed that the Acarosporaceae belong outside this order;[2] further analysis supported this conclusion.[3]


^ Cannon PF, Kirk PM. (2007). Fungal Families of the World. Wallingford: CABI. p. 1. ISBN 0-85199-827-5.
^ Stenroos SK, DePriest PT. (1998). "SSU rDNA phylogeny of cladoniiform lichens". American Journal of Botany 85: 1548–59.
^ Lutzoni F, Pagel M, Reeb V. (2001). "Major fungal lineages are derived from lichen symbiotic ancestors". Nature 411: 937–40.

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