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The family Barychelidae in the Neotropical Region (Araneae, Mygalomorphae)

Grant number: 15/19976-3
Support type:Regular Research Grants
Duration: February 01, 2016 - July 31, 2018
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Zoology - Taxonomy of Recent Groups
Principal researcher:Rogerio Bertani
Grantee:Rogerio Bertani
Home Institution: Instituto Butantan. Secretaria da Saúde (São Paulo - Estado). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


Barychelidae is a spider mygalomorph family having high species richness in the Oceania, but with representatives in Africa and the New World as well. Two hundreds and ninety five species are known in the world, of which fifty five were described from the New World. Of these, thirty species were included in the genera Psalistops Simon, 1889 and Trichopelma Simon, 1888, that, together, comprise the subfamily Trichopelmatinae. Species of these two genera are distributed by the Central and South America and the Caribbean. This subfamily was never taxonomically revised despite the uncertainties on its cladistic relationships with other barychelid subfamilies; as well as with other families as Theraphosidae, in which it was proposed it could belong. The unresolved taxonomic questions are due to many species that were described based on a single specimen and the uninformative taxonomic descriptions normally having no illustration or indication of diagnostic characteres. Therefore, this project aims the taxonomic revision and cladistic analysis of the genera Trichopelma and Psalistops, and to shed light on the cladistic relationship among their species and that of other barychelids, paratropidids and theraphosids. New species eventually detected as well as previously unknown males and females individuals will be described, if availables. (AU)

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Scientific publications (10)
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FUKUSHIMA, CAROLINE SAYURI; CARDOSO, PEDRO; BERTANI, ROGERIO. Description of the male of the Critically Endangered tarantula Typhochlaena curumim Bertani, 2012 (Araneae, Theraphosidae), with comments on tarantula trade and conservation. ZOOKEYS, n. 938, p. 125-136, 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.
BERTANI, ROGERIO; VON SCHIMONSKY, DIEGO M.; GALLAO, JONAS E.; BICHUETTE, MARIA E. Four new troglophilic species of Loxosceles Heinecken & Lowe, 1832: contributions to the knowledge of recluse spiders from Brazilian caves (Araneae, Sicariidae). ZOOKEYS, n. 806, p. 47-72, DEC 13 2018. Web of Science Citations: 1.
BERTANI, ROGERIO; BONINI, ROSIANI KAKIUTI; TODA, MARISA MAYIMI; ISA, LEANDRA SAYURI; ALVAREZ FIGUEIREDO, JULIA VONO; DOS SANTOS, MIYUKI ROBERTA; FERRAZ, SERGIO COMINATO. Alien scorpions in the Municipality of Sao Paulo, Brazil - evidence of successful establishment of Tityus stigmurus (Thorell, 1876) and first records of Broteochactas parvulus Pocock, 1897, and Jaguajir rochae (Borelli, 1910). BIOINVASIONS RECORDS, v. 7, n. 1, p. 89-94, MAR 2018. Web of Science Citations: 2.
FUKUSHIMA, CAROLINE SAYURI; BERTANI, ROGERIO. Two new species of Guyruita Guadanucci et al., 2007 (Araneae, Theraphosidae) from Brazil. Zootaxa, v. 4370, n. 4, p. 395-408, JAN 12 2018. Web of Science Citations: 1.
REVOLLO, IRENE SOLIZ; DA SILVA JUNIOR, PEDRO ISMAEL; BERTANI, ROGERIO. Two new Dolichothele Mello-Leitao, 1923 species from Brazil and Bolivia (Araneae, Theraphosidae). ZOOKEYS, n. 724, p. 1-20, DEC 21 2017. Web of Science Citations: 0.
BERTANI, ROGERIO; MORI, ANDRE; FUKUSHIMA, CAROLINE SAYURI. Spiders of the Sao Paulo state islands, Brazil: redescription of Stenoterommata crassimana (Mello-Leitao, 1923) n. comb. (Araneae, Nemesiidae). Zootaxa, v. 4363, n. 2, p. 237-248, DEC 11 2017. Web of Science Citations: 0.
KARINA MARIA PEREIRA DA SILVA; SELMA MARIA DE ALMEIDA-SANTOS; ROGÉRIO BERTANI. Hundred legs good, two fangs better: adult centipede (Scolopendridae) devoured by a juvenile Amazon lancehead, Bothrops atrox (Viperidae). Acta Amazonica, v. 47, n. 2, p. 171-174, Jun. 2017. Web of Science Citations: 2.
FUKUSHIMA, CAROLINE SAYURI; BERTANI, ROGERIO. Taxonomic revision and cladistic analysis of Avicularia Lamarck, 1818 (Araneae, Theraphosidae, Aviculariinae) with description of three new aviculariine genera. ZOOKEYS, n. 659, SI, p. 1-185, 2017. Web of Science Citations: 2.
MORI, ANDRE; BERTANI, ROGERIO. On the genus Cosmopelma Simon, 1889 (Araneae, Barychelidae). Zootaxa, v. 4137, n. 4, p. 520-534, JUL 13 2016. Web of Science Citations: 0.

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