Parahelicomyces Goh, gen. nov.

MycoBank number: MB 837332; Index Fungorum number: IF 837332; Facesoffungi number: FoF 12026;

Pseudohelicomyces Y.Z. Lu, J.K. Liu & K.D. Hyde, nom. illegit., Art. 53.1, Fungal Diversity 92: 248 (2018); non Pseudohelicomyces Garnica & E. Valenz., Mycol. Res. 104: 739 (2000).

Etymology: para, from Greek prefix, meaning “side by side,” referring to members of this genus being morphologically similar to Helicomyces but phylogenetically forming a separate clade adjacent to the clade comprising true Helicomyces species.

Type species: Parahelicomyces talbotii (Goos) S.Y. Hsieh, Goh & C.H. Kuo.

Note:Pseudohelicomyces Y.Z. Lu, J.K. Liu & K.D. Hyde, belonging to the Tubeufiaceae (Lu et al. 2018), is a later homonym of Pseudohelicomyces Garnica & E. Valenz., belonging to the Hymenogastraceae, (Valenzuela and Garnica 2000). A new name is therefore required for this genus.