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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Ascomycota
Subdivision: Pezizomycotina
Class: Leotiomycetes
Order: Helotiales
Family: incertae sedis
Genus: Merodontis
Clem. (1909)
Type species
Merodontis tenella
(Penz. & Sacc.) Clem. (1909)

Davincia subgen. Davinciella Sacc. & D.Sacc. (1906)[1]

Merodontis is a fungal genus in the order Helotiales. The relationship of this taxon to other taxa within the order is unknown (incertae sedis), and it has not yet been placed with certainty into any family.[3] This is a monotypic genus, containing the single species Merodontis tenella. Merodontis was circumscribed by American ecologist Frederic Clements in 1909.[4]


  1. ^ Saccardo PA, Saccardo D (1906). "Supplementum universale. Pars VII. Discomycetae-Deuteromycatae". Sylloge Fungorum. 18: 1–838 (see p. 102). 
  2. ^ "Merodontis Clem. 1909". MycoBank. International Mycological Association. Retrieved 2012-11-06. 
  3. ^ Lumbsch TH, Huhndorf SM, eds. (31 December 2007). "Outline of Ascomycota – 2007" (PDF). Myconet. The Field Museum, Department of Botany, Chicago, USA. p. 36. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 November 2012. Retrieved 2012-11-06. 
  4. ^ Clements FE. (1909). The genera of Fungi. Minneapolis, Minnesota: H.W. Wilson. pp. 87, 175. 

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