M.J. Powell 2007
A. Braun, 1851
The chytrids are the most primitive of the fungi. Many chytrids are found in fresh water. There are approximately 1,000 chytrid species, in 127 genera, distributed among 5 orders.
Some chytrid species are known to kill amphibians in large numbers. The actual process, however, is unknown.
- Chytrid Fungi Online Archived 2006-06-27 at the Wayback Machine: by the University of Alabama
- Impact of chytrid fungus on frogs (Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife) Archived 2007-01-10 at the Wayback Machine
- 'Amphibian Ark' aims to save frogs from fungus
- The Aquarium Wiki on Chytrid Fungus and how it impacts amphibians kept as domestic pets.