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Phylogenetic systematics and biogeography of Diptera in the Atlantic Forest: analysis of form, time and space emphasizing the infraorder Tabanomorpha (Diptera, Brachycera)


The focus of the proposal is the infraorder Tabanomorpha (Diptera, Brachycera). Systematics and biogeographical aspects related to groups of Tabanomorpha distributed in the Atlantic Forest, a biodiversity hotspot with high levels of plant and animal endemisms, will be investigated. The taxonomic surveys will emphasize remaining Atlantic Forest fragments in the State of São Paulo in which the dipterological fauna is still poorly known. The aim is to discuss taxonomy, systematics and biogeography of dipteran insects based on surveys of species of Tabanomorpha and other phylogenetically related groups distributed in the Parque Nacional Municipal Nascentes de Paranapiacaba, in the Reserva Ecológica da Serra do Japi, and in other Atlantic Forest areas in which there is available material already. The methodological basis for solving the evolutionary relationships among species will be phylogenetic systematics, based on defining primary homology hypotheses after morphological analysis followed by congruence tests. This is a pivotal step towards comprehending biogeographical issues such as the definition of areas of endemism and the recognition of false congruence that blurs the reconstruction of the spatial history of organisms. The distribution of species of Tabanomorpha in the Atlantic Forest will be source of evidences for biogeographical homology hypotheses, definition of endemicity, richness and diversification patterns, as well as phylogeographical patterns and area relationships obtained through cladistics biogeography tools. The results obtained could be used as background knowledge for actions concerning scientific literacy and science teaching. (AU)

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SANTOS, DAUBIAN; SAMPRONHA, STEPHANIE; HAMMOUD, MUHSEN; GOIS, JOAO PAULO; SANTOS, CHARLES MORPHY D.. SAMBA: Super area-cladogram after resolving multiple biogeographical ambiguities. Journal of Biogeography, v. N/A, p. 10-pg., . (17/16305-6, 17/11768-8)
BARCELOS, LUCAS ALMEIDA; ALMEIDA-SILVA, DIEGO; SANTOS, CHARLES MORPHY D.; VERDADE, VANESSA KRUTH. Phylogenetic analysis of Ceratophryidae (Anura: Hyloidea) including extant and extinct species. JOURNAL OF SYSTEMATIC PALAEONTOLOGY, v. 19, n. 20, p. 18-pg., . (19/24466-5, 17/04849-1, 17/11768-8)
BUENO, GABRIEL M.; KEHLMAIER, CHRISTIAN; SANTOS, CHARLES MORPHY D.. A worldwide catalog of the Vermileonidae (Diptera: Brachycera). Zootaxa, v. 5060, n. 4, p. 489-514, . (18/18699-4, 17/11768-8)
SANTOS, CHARLES MORPHY D.; CARBAYO, FERNANDO. Taxonomy as a political statement: the Brazilian case. Zootaxa, v. 5047, n. 1, p. 92-94, . (19/12357-7, 17/11768-8)
BIANCA MELO CEGOLIN; GABRIEL MARANGÃO BUENO; GABRIEL LOPES PEREIRA; DAUBIAN SANTOS; CHARLES MORPHY DIAS DOS SANTOS. Description and molecular characterization of Chrysopilus kafkai sp. nov. (Diptera: Rhagionidae) from Serra da Bodoquena (Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil). Papéis Avulsos de Zoologia (São Paulo), v. 60, . (17/11768-8, 16/14514-4, 10/52314-0)
DO CARMO, DANIEL DIAS DORNELAS; SAMPRONHA, STEPHANIE; SANTOS, CHARLES MORPHY D.; RIBEIRO, GUILHERME CUNHA. Cretaceous Horse flies and their phylogenetic significance (Diptera: Tabanidae). ARTHROPOD SYSTEMATICS & PHYLOGENY, v. 80, p. 13-pg., . (20/02844-5, 17/11768-8)
DE LIMA, CAMILA BRUNA; DOS SANTOS, ERIKA CRISTINA; ISPADA, JESSICA; FONTES, PATRICIA KUBO; GOUVEIA NOGUEIRA, MARCELO FABIO; DIAS DOS SANTOS, CHARLES MORPHY; MILAZZOTTO, MARCELLA PECORA. The dynamics between in vitro culture and metabolism: embryonic adaptation to environmental changes. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, v. 10, n. 1, . (12/50533-2, 17/18384-0, 15/03381-0, 17/11768-8)
HAMMOUD, MUHSEN; SANTOS, CHARLES MORPHY D.; GOIS, JOAO PAULO. iTUPA: an online automated application to perform Topographic-Unit Parsimony Analysis. Bioinformatics, v. 35, n. 22, p. 4818-4820, . (17/11768-8)
FACHIN, DIEGO AGUILAR; SANTOS, CHARLES MORPHY D.; AMORIM, DALTON DE SOUZA. Endemism within endemism: a new species of Austroleptis Hardy, 1920 (Diptera: Austroleptidae) from the Brazilian Atlantic Forest highlands. Zootaxa, v. 4803, n. 3, p. 483-494, . (17/11768-8)
RAMOS, SAULO; SANTOS, CHARLES MORPHY D.; SOUSA, MARIO COSTA; GOIS, JOAO PAULO. A sketch-based system for modeling 3D objects: Applications to taxonomy. Zootaxa, v. 5039, n. 4, p. 537-550, . (17/11768-8, 14/11067-1)
BARCELOS, LUCAS A.; ALMEIDA-SILVA, DIEGO; SANTOS, CHARLES M. D.; VERDADE, VANESSA K.. Description of a new species of fossilCeratophrys(Anura: Ceratophryidae) from Versalles Cave, Sao Paulo, Brazil. JOURNAL OF VERTEBRATE PALEONTOLOGY, v. 40, n. 3, . (17/11768-8, 17/04849-1)
HAMMOUD, MUHSEN; GOIS, JOAO PAULO; SANTOS, DAUBIAN; SAMPRONHA, STEPHANIE; SANTOS, CHARLES MORPHY D.. Building combined MRP-matrices with BuM, an automated web-tool. Zootaxa, v. 4567, n. 2, p. 387-394, . (17/11768-8)
CARRIJO, T. F.; ENGEL, M. S.; CHOUVENC, T.; GILE, G. H.; MIKAELYAN, A.; DEDEINE, F.; WARE, J. L.; HAIFIG, I.; ARAB, A.; CONSTANTINI, J. P.; et al. A call to termitologists: it is time to abandon the use of "lower" and "higher" termites. Insectes Sociaux, v. N/A, p. 5-pg., . (20/06041-4, 18/22839-6, 20/08121-5, 14/11982-1, 17/11768-8)
SANTOS, CHARLES MORPHY D.; SANTOS, DAUBIAN; GOIS, JOAO PAULO; HAMMOUD, MUHSEN. BuM 2.0: Software for online generation of matrices for Brooks Parsimony Analysis. Zootaxa, v. 5005, n. 2, p. 241-245, . (17/11768-8, 17/16305-6)

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