A checklist is presented listing the 191 lichen species currently known from the Brazilian state of Goiás, and 120 lichen species currently known from the Brazilian state of Distríto Federal. As many as 113 species are new reports to the state of Goiás, 49 are new reports from Distríto Federal and one, Chapsa perdissuta Sipman & Lücking, is new to Brazil. The new records are based on identifications of material from our own field trips in this dry Cerrado region. The area, about the size of Germany, is one of the last large regions on Earth from which no comprehensive lists of lichens were ever published.
Brazil, Cerrado, biodiversity, lichenized fungi, checklist, new records