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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales
Family: Agaricaceae
Genus: Xerocoprinus
Maire (1907)
Type species
Xerocoprinus arenarius
(Pat.) Maire (1907)
  • Coprinus arenarius Pat. (1896)

Xerocoprinus is a fungal genus in the family Agaricaceae. This is a monotypic genus, containing the single species Xerocoprinus arenarius, originally named Coprinus arenarius by Narcisse Théophile Patouillard in 1896. Xerocoprinus was circumscribed by French mycologist René Maire in 1907.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "GSD Species Synonymy: Xerocoprinus arenarius (Pat.) Maire (1907)". Species Fungorum. CAB International. Retrieved 2014-06-28. 
  2. ^ Maire R. (1906). "Contribution a l'étude de la flore mycologique de l'Afrique du Nord". Bulletin de la Société Botanique de France (in French). 53: 180–215 (see p. 214).