Shearia Petr., Annales Mycologici 22 (1–2): 180 (1924).
MycoBank number: MB 9914; Index Fungorum number: IF 9914; Facesoffungi number: FoF 01700; 3 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020), 1 species with molecular data.
Type species – Shearia formosa (Ellis & Everh.) Petr., Sydowia 15 (1–6): 216 (1962).
Notes – Shearia is morphologically highly conspicuous and easy to distinguish from other known dematiaceous coelomycetes (Wanasinghe et al. 2020b). Several studies have discussed the morphology of this genus (Sutton 1980, Wijayawardene et al. 2016a), but the exact family placement was uncertain. In a recent study, Wanasinghe et al. (2020b) designated a neo-type for Shearia formosa based on multi-gene phylogenetic analysis. See Wanasinghe et al. (2020b) for more details.