Name Changes for Medical Fungi

Ongoing phylogenetic revisions to the classification of fungi has resulted in many name changes.  This list reflects some of the more recent name changes to medically important fungi, it is by no means complete.

Previous name

Current name

Absidia corymbifera

Lichtheimia corymbifera

Bipolaris australiensis

Curvularia australiensis

Bipolaris hawaiiensis

Curvularia hawaiiensis

Bipolaris spicifera

Curvularia spicifera

Botryodiplodia theobromae

Lasiodiplodia theobromae

Candida catenulata

Diutina catenulate

Candida colliculosa

Torulaspora delbrueckii

Candida fabianii

Cyberlindnera fabianii

Candida famata

Debaryomyces hansenii

Candida guilliermondii

Meyerozyma guilliermondii

Candida kefyr

Kluyveromyces marxianus

Candida krusei

Pichia kudriavzevii

Candida lipolytica

Yarrowia lipolytica

Candida lusitaniae

Clavispora lusitaniae

Candida norvegensis

Pichia norvegensis

Candida pelliculosa

Wickerhamomyces anomalus

Candida pseudotropicalis

Kluyveromyces marxianus

Candida rugosa

Diutina rugosa

Cryptococcus albidus

Naganishia albida

Cryptococcus laurentii

Papiliotrema laurentii

Galactomyces candidus

Geotrichum candidum

Dipodascus geotrichum

Geotrichum candidum

Geotrichum capitatum

Magnusiomyces capitatus

Geotrichum clavatum

Magnusiomyces clavatus

Hendersonula toruloidea

Neoscytalidium dimidiatum

Lecythophora hoffmannii

Coniochaeta hoffmannii

Madurella grisea

Trematosphaeria grisea

Microsporum cookei

Paraphyton cookei

Microsporum fulvum

Nannizzia fulva

Microsporum gallinae

Lophophyton gallinae

Microsporum gypseum

Nannizzia gypsea

Microsporum nanum

Nannizzia nana

Microsporum persicolor

Nannizzia persicolor

Mycocladus corymbifera

Lichtheimia corymbifera

Neosartorya fischeri

Aspergillus fischeri

Ochroconis gallopava

Verruconis gallopava

Paecilomyces lilacinus

Purpureocillium lilacinum

Paecilomyces marquandii

Marquandomyces marquandii

Penicillium marneffei

Talaromyces marneffei

Phialophora hoffmannii

Coniochaeta hoffmannii

Phialophora parasiticum

Phaeoacremonium parasiticum

Phialophora richardsiae

Pleurostoma richardsiae

Pithomyces chartarum

Pseudopithomyces chartarum

Pleurostomophora richardsiae

Pleurostoma richardsiae

Pseudallescheria boydii

Scedosporium boydii

Ramichloridium schulzeri

Myrmecridium schulzeri

Rhizomucor variabilis

Mucor irregularis

Rhizopus oryzae

Rhizopus arrhizus

Rhodotorula rubra

Rhodotorula mucilaginosa

Saprochaete capitata

Magnusiomyces capitatus

Saprochaete clavata

Magnusiomyces clavatus

Scedosporium prolificans

Lomentospora prolificans

Sporothrix cyanescens

Quambalaria cyanescens

Trichophyton ajolloi

Arthroderma uncinatum

Trichophyton terrestre

Arthroderma terrestre

Trichosporon cutaneum

Cutaneotrichosporon cutaneum

Trichosporon dermatis

Cutaneotrichosporon dermatis

Trichosporon domesticum

Apiotrichum domesticum

Trichosporon jirovecii

Cutaneotrichosporon jirovecii

Trichosporon loubieri

Apiotrichum loubieri

Trichosporon mucoides

Cutaneotrichosporon mucoides

Trichosporon mycotoxinovorans

Apiotrichum mycotoxinovorans