Mycological Progress

, Volume 18, Issue 9, pp 1213–1230 | Cite as

Resurrection of Paraisaria in the Ophiocordycipitaceae with three new species from Thailand

  • Suchada Mongkolsamrit
  • Wasana Noisripoom
  • Nuntanat Arnamnart
  • Supaporn Lamlertthon
  • Winanda Himaman
  • Panrada Jangsantear
  • Robert A. Samson
  • Janet Jennifer Luangsa-ardEmail author
Original Article


Paraisaria is distinct from Ophiocordyceps and is resurrected as a valid genus within Ophiocordycipitaceae. Multi-gene phylogenetic analyses and morphological characterization support the split of Paraisaria from Ophiocordyceps. Three new species are named from Thailand including Paraisaria orthopterorum, P. phuwiangensis, and P. yodhathaii. New species combinations are made for Ophiocordyceps amazonica, O. blattarioides, O. coenomyiae, O. gracilioides, O. gracilis, O. heteropoda, O. paramyrmicarum (= Paraisaria myrmicarum), and O. tettigonia.


Entomopathogenic fungi Hypocreales Phylogenetics Taxonomy 



We would like to thank BIOTEC as well as CPMO for their support of the program Biodiversity studies of entomopathogenic fungi in Thailand. We also thank Mr. Artit Khonsanit for photos on the natural samples. We are grateful Mr. Samret Phusaensri (Head of Phu Wiang National Park), Mr. Kosit Nilrat (Head of Mu Ko Chang National Park), Mr. Sangaon Veeraping (Village headman of Banphao Thai community forest, Phitsanulok Province), and Mr. Witthaya Sangsawang for their cooperation and support of our research project. Thanks to Dr. Sasitorn Hasin and Mr. Itsarapong Voraphab for insect host identification. Also, we would like to thank Dr. Philip James Shaw for thoughtful editing of the manuscript. We are grateful to the two anonymous reviewers and editors whose suggestions and comments helped improve the manuscript.

Funding information

This study was supported by Cluster and Program Management Office, NSTDA (Grant no. P15-51452) and Platform Technology Management Section, BIOTEC (Grant no. P19-50231).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Suchada Mongkolsamrit
    • 1
  • Wasana Noisripoom
    • 1
  • Nuntanat Arnamnart
    • 1
  • Supaporn Lamlertthon
    • 2
  • Winanda Himaman
    • 3
  • Panrada Jangsantear
    • 3
  • Robert A. Samson
    • 4
  • Janet Jennifer Luangsa-ard
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (BIOTEC), 113 Thailand Science ParkPathum ThaniThailand
  2. 2.Center of Excellence in Fungal Research, Faculty of Medical ScienceNaresuan UniversityPhitsanulokThailand
  3. 3.Forest Entomology and Microbiology Research Group, Forest and Plant Conservation Research Office, Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant ConservationBangkokThailand
  4. 4.Westerdijk Fungal Biodiversity InstituteUtrechtThe Netherlands

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