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Cretaceous and Tertiary (Paleogene/Neogene) Squamates (Reptilia, Lepidosauria) from the Bauru, Aiuruoca and Acre basins: systematics, evolution and palaeoenvironments

Grant number: 11/14080-0
Support type:Research Grants - Young Investigators Grants
Duration: January 01, 2012 - December 31, 2016
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Zoology
Principal Investigator:Annie Schmaltz Hsiou
Grantee:Annie Schmaltz Hsiou
Home Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Ciências e Letras de Ribeirão Preto (FFCLRP). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Ribeirão Preto , SP, Brazil
Assoc. researchers: Ana Maria Ribeiro ; Douglas Riff Gonçalves ; Edson Guilherme da Silva ; Felipe Chinaglia Montefeltro ; Francisco Ricardo Negri ; Francisco Sergio Bernardes Ladeira ; Jonas Pereira de Souza Filho ; Jorge Ferigolo ; Leonardo Rodrigo Kerber Tumeleiro ; Marcilene dos Santos ; Marco Aurélio Gallo de França ; Mariela Cordeiro de Castro ; Max Cardoso Langer ; Peter Mann de Toledo ; Renato Pirani Ghilardi ; Thiago Silva Loboda
Associated scholarship(s):16/08012-6 - Taphonomy and taxonomic composition of vertebrate microfossils from Talismã and Niterói sites (Solimões formation, Acre Basin, Upper Miocene), BP.MS
14/02006-9 - Macrovertebrate taphonomy of Solimões Formation fossil assemblages (Acre basin, upper Miocene), BP.DR
14/02005-2 - Description of a fossil of Eira Barbara (Carnivora, Mustelidae) from the Late Pleistocene (Acre Basin) and comparative morphology of the sincranium of extant e. barbara: paleobiogeographic, geographic and taxonomic implications, BP.MS
13/04516-1 - Syatematic revision of the Mourasuchus genus (Alligatoroidea, Caimaninae), one of the most peculiar crocodiles of the world, BP.MS
12/04397-0 - Comparative anatomy fo South American Boinae snakes (Serpentes, Boidae) - an osteological approach for application in vertebrate paleontology, BP.IC

Abstract

In Brazil, the Cretaceous and "Tertiary" fossil record of squamates is more conspicuous in the southeastern and northern parts of the country. This includes only lizards and snakes, representing a minor component of the known diversity for the entire South American Mesozoic-Cenozoic. The most fossilifeous Brazilian deposits of Cretaceous-"Tertiary" age are from the Bauru (Meso/NeoCretaceous) and Acre (late Miocene) basins, especially in western São Paulo and Triângulo Mineiro, and in southwestern Amazonia. Besides, the recently discovered Aiuruoca Basin (Oligocene/Eocene) yielded a great deal of small tetrapod fossils, especially lissamphibians, and further field work in the basin is likely to reveal new squamate records for the Brazilian "Tertiary". This project attempts to explore those three areas in search for fossil squamates, as well as to conduct revision studies (anatomy and systematics) on certain Cretaceous and "Tertiary" taxa. Studies will focus on the phylogeny and evolution of land squamates, as well other small tetrapods (e.g., lissamphibians and mammals), along with their paleoenvironmental implications. Additional discoveries of fossil squamates are also likely to add data to a more comprehensive target, the bioestratigraphic refinement of the oligo-eocene and miocene deposits of the Acre and Aiuruoca basins. This is also the case of the Bauru Basin, the recent geological studies of which represent a workable framework for biostratigraphic studies, never performed as such for the basin. (AU)

Scientific publications (18)
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
CIDADE, GIOVANNE M.; SOUZA-FILHO, JONAS P.; HSIOU, ANNIE SCHMALTZ; BROCHU, CHRISTOPHER A.; RIFF, DOUGLAS. New specimens of Mourasuchus (Alligatoroidea, Caimaninae) from the Miocene of Brazil and Bolivia and their taxonomic and morphological implications. ALCHERINGA, p. 1-18, MAR 2019. Web of Science Citations: 0.
BISSARO-JUNIOR, MARCOS C.; KERBER, LEONARDO; CROWLEY, JAMES L.; RIBEIRO, ANA M.; GHILARDI, RENATO P.; GUILHERME, EDSON; NEGRI, FRANCISCO R.; SOUZA FILHO, JONAS P.; HSIOU, ANNIE S. Detrital zircon U-Pb geochronology constrains the age of Brazilian Neogene deposits from Western Amazonia. PALAEOGEOGRAPHY PALAEOCLIMATOLOGY PALAEOECOLOGY, v. 516, p. 64-70, FEB 15 2019. Web of Science Citations: 1.
ONARY, SILVIO; HSIOU, ANNIE S. Systematic revision of the early Miocene fossil Pseudoepicrates (Serpentes: Boidae): implications for the evolution and historical biogeography of the West Indian boid snakes (Chilabothrus). ZOOLOGICAL JOURNAL OF THE LINNEAN SOCIETY, v. 184, n. 2, p. 453-470, OCT 2018. Web of Science Citations: 0.
BISSARO-JUNIOR, MARCOS CESAR; GHILARDI, RENATO PIRANI; BUENO, MATHEUS ROSARIO; MANZOLI, ANDERSON; ADORNI, FERNANDO SOARES; MUNIZ, FELLIPE PEREIRA; GUILHERME, EDSON; DE SOUZA FILHO, JONAS PEREIRA; NEGRI, FRANCISCO RICARDO; HSIOU, ANNIE SCHMALTZ. THE TOTAL STATION AS A TOOL FOR RECORDING PROVENANCE IN PALEONTOLOGY FIELDWORK: CONFIGURATION, USE, ADVANTAGES, AND DISADVANTAGES. PALAIOS, v. 33, n. 2, p. 55-60, FEB 2018. Web of Science Citations: 1.
KERBER, LEONARDO; BISSARO JUNIOR, MARCOS CESAR; NEGRI, FRANCISCO R.; DE SOUZA-FILHO, JONAS PEREIRA; GUILHERME, EDSON; HSIOU, ANNIE SCHMALTZ. A new rodent (Caviomorpha: Dinomyidae) from the upper Miocene of southwestern Brazilian Amazonia. HISTORICAL BIOLOGY, v. 30, n. 7, p. 985-993, 2018. Web of Science Citations: 4.
ONARY, SILVIO Y.; FACHINI, THIAGO S.; HSIOU, ANNIE S. The Snake Fossil Record from Brazil. Journal of Herpetology, v. 51, n. 3, p. 365-374, SEP 2017. Web of Science Citations: 1.
CIDADE, GIOVANNE M.; SOLORZANO, ANDRE; DANIEL RINCON, ASCANIO; RIFF, DOUGLAS; HSIOU, ANNIE SCHMALTZ. A new Mourasuchus (Alligatoroidea, Caimaninae) from the late Miocene of Venezuela, the phylogeny of Caimaninae and considerations on the feeding habits of Mourasuchus. PeerJ, v. 5, MAR 7 2017. Web of Science Citations: 5.
KERBER, LEONARDO; NEGRI, FRANCISCO RICARDO; RIBEIRO, ANA MARIA; NASIF, NORMA; SOUZA-FILHO, JONAS PEREIRA; FERIGOLO, JORGE. Tropical Fossil Caviomorph Rodents from the Southwestern Brazilian Amazonia in the Context of the South American Faunas: Systematics, Biochronology, and Paleobiogeography. JOURNAL OF MAMMALIAN EVOLUTION, v. 24, n. 1, SI, p. 57-70, MAR 2017. Web of Science Citations: 12.
KERBER, LEONARDO; NEGRI, FRANCISCO R.; FERIGOLO, JORGE; MAYER, ELVER L.; RIBEIRO, ANA M. Modifications on fossils of neoepiblemids and other South American rodents. LETHAIA, v. 50, n. 1, p. 149-161, JAN 2017. Web of Science Citations: 1.
ONARY-ALVES, SILVIO Y.; HSIOU, ANNIE S.; RINCON, ASCANIO D. The northernmost South American fossil record of Boa constrictor (Boidae, Boinae) from the Plio-Pleistocene of El Breal de Orocual (Venezuela). ALCHERINGA, v. 41, n. 1, p. 61-68, 2017. Web of Science Citations: 1.
FRANCA, MARCO A. G.; MARSOLA, JULIO C. DE A.; RIFF, DOUGLAS; HSIOU, ANNIE S.; LANGER, MAX C. New lower jaw and teeth referred to Maxakalisaurus topai (Titanosauria: Aeolosaurini) and their implications for the phylogeny of titanosaurid sauropods. PeerJ, v. 4, JUN 8 2016. Web of Science Citations: 3.
HSIOU, ANNIE SCHMALTZ; SCHUBERT, BLAINE W.; WINCK, GISELE R.; ONARY-ALVES, SILVIO YUJI; AVILLA, LEONARDO S. NEW QUATERNARY TEIID (LEPIDOSAURIA, SQUAMATA) LIZARD REMAINS FROM GRUTA DO URSO, TOCANTINS, BRAZIL. Revista Brasileira de Paleontologia, v. 19, n. 2, p. 233-242, MAY-AUG 2016. Web of Science Citations: 4.
KERBER, LEONARDO; NEGRI, FRANCISCO RICARDO; RIBEIRO, ANA MARIA; VUCETICH, MARIA GUIOMAR; DE SOUZA-FILHO, JONAS PEREIRA. Late Miocene potamarchine rodents from southwestern Amazonia, Brazil-with description of new taxa. ACTA PALAEONTOLOGICA POLONICA, v. 61, n. 1, p. 191-203, 2016. Web of Science Citations: 6.
HSIOU, ANNIE SCHMALTZ; GALLO DE FRANCA, MARCO AURELIO; FERIGOLO, JORGE. New Data on the Clevosaurus (Sphenodontia: Clevosauridae) from the Upper Triassic of Southern Brazil. PLoS One, v. 10, n. 9 SEP 10 2015. Web of Science Citations: 9.
MARSOLA, JULIO CESAR DE A.; GRELLET-TINNER, GERALD; MONTEFELTRO, FELIPE C.; SAYAO, JULIANA M.; HSIOU, ANNIE SCHMALTZ; LANGER, MAX C. The first fossil avian egg from Brazil. ALCHERINGA, v. 38, n. 4, p. 563-567, OCT 2 2014. Web of Science Citations: 5.
HSIOU, ANNIE S.; ALBINO, ADRIANA M.; MEDEIROS, MANUEL A.; SANTOS, RONNY A. B. The oldest Brazilian snakes from the Cenomanian (early Late Cretaceous). ACTA PALAEONTOLOGICA POLONICA, v. 59, n. 3, p. 635-642, SEP 2014. Web of Science Citations: 12.
KERBER, LEONARDO; PITANA, VANESSA GREGIS; RIBEIRO, ANA MARIA; HSIOU, ANNIE SCHMALTZ; OLIVEIRA, EDISON V. Late Pleistocene vertebrates from Touro Passo Creek (Touro Passo Formation), southern Brazil: a review. REVISTA MEXICANA DE CIENCIAS GEOLOGICAS, v. 31, n. 2, p. 248-259, AUG 2014. Web of Science Citations: 4.

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