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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)

Grant number: 17/11768-8
Support type:BIOTA-FAPESP Program - Regular Research Grants
Duration: March 01, 2018 - February 29, 2020
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Zoology
Principal Investigator:Charles Morphy Dias dos Santos
Grantee:Charles Morphy Dias dos Santos
Home Institution: Centro de Ciências Naturais e Humanas (CCNH). Universidade Federal do ABC (UFABC). Ministério da Educação (Brasil). Santo André , SP, Brazil
Assoc. researchers:Daubian Santos ; Stephanie Sampronha
Associated scholarship(s):18/18699-4 - Sorting, identification and preparation of Diptera insects from the Atlantic Forest, BP.TT

Abstract

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)

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)
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, MAR 15 2019. Web of Science Citations: 0.
PATRÍCIA DA SILVA SANTOS; ADRIANA PUGLIESE; CHARLES MORPHY D. SANTOS. A ICONOGRAFIA LINEAR DA EVOLUÇÃO NA PERSPECTIVA DE DOCENTES QUE ATUAM NA EDUCAÇÃO BÁSICA. Ens. Pesqui. Educ. Ciênc. (Belo Horizonte), v. 21, p. -, 2019.

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