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Morphological and histological analysis of the glans penis and of baculum of species of molossids and vespertilionids bats: taxonomic implications (Chiroptera, Mammalia)

Grant number: 13/11859-2
Support type:Regular Research Grants
Duration: September 01, 2013 - February 29, 2016
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Zoology
Principal Investigator:Eliana Morielle Versute
Grantee:Eliana Morielle Versute
Home Institution: Instituto de Biociências, Letras e Ciências Exatas (IBILCE). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de São José do Rio Preto. São José do Rio Preto , SP, Brazil
Assoc. researchers:Rejane Maira Góes


The Molossidae and Vespertilionidae families of bats are among the largest in number of species, and has distribution in tropical and temperate zones of the Eastern and Western hemispheres, and despite this, detailed information about the different taxa of these families are still scarce, which makes interpretations and evolutionary formulations of relationships among taxa incongruent. Most proposed phylogenies based on characters from external morphology and cranial and more recently, molecular are still inconsistent. The objective of this project is therefore to assess aspects of morphological variation with emphasis on the penis glans and the baculum, characterizing them histologically and morphologically, increasing the information about these structures in nine taxa of molossids (Eumops auripendulus, E. glaucinus E. perotis, Cynomops abrasus, C. planirostris, molossus, M. rufus, and Neoplatymops matogrossensis Molossops temminckii), six vespertilionids (Eptesicus brasiliensis, E. diminutus, E. furinalis, Lasiurus cinereus, L. blossevilli and Myotis nigricans ) and one emballonurid (Peropteryx macrotis). It is expected that the results will facilitate the formulation of phylogenetic relationships among them, since these features are diagnostic characters (taxonomic) material that can be used in the taxonomy and evolutionary interpretations. (AU)

Scientific publications
(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)
JUBILATO, FERNANDA C.; COMELIS, MANUELA T.; BUENO, LARISSA M.; TABOGA, SEBASTIAO R.; GOES, REJANE M.; MORIELLE-VERSUTE, ELIANA. Histomorphology of the glans penis in Vespertilionidae and Phyllostomidae species (Chiroptera, Mammalia). Journal of Morphology, v. 280, n. 12, p. 1759-1776, DEC 2019. Web of Science Citations: 0.
COMELIS, MANUELA T.; BUENO, LARISSA M.; GOES, REJANE M.; TABOGA, S. R.; MORIELLE-VERSUTE, ELIANA. Morphological and histological characters of penile organization in eleven species of molossid bats. ZOOLOGY, v. 127, p. 70-83, APR 2018. Web of Science Citations: 1.
COMELIS, MANUELA T.; BUENO, LARISSA M.; GOES, REJANE M.; MORIELLE-VERSUTE, ELIANA. Penile histomorphology of the neotropical bat Eptesicus furinalis (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae). ZOOLOGISCHER ANZEIGER, v. 258, p. 92-98, 2015. Web of Science Citations: 2.

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