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Taxonomic revision and phylogenetic analysis of the genus Idiops Perty, 1833 (Araneae, Idiopidae)

Grant number: 08/10147-0
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): May 01, 2009
Effective date (End): October 31, 2012
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Zoology - Taxonomy of Recent Groups
Principal researcher:Antonio Domingos Brescovit
Grantee:Flávio Uemori Yamamoto
Home Institution: Instituto Butantan. Secretaria da Saúde (São Paulo - Estado). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


The Idiopidae family is considered a monophyletic group, presenting three subfamilies: Idiopinae, Arbanitinae and Genysinae.Idipinae is considered the basal group in the family. It presents seven genus distributed in India, Africa, South and Central America and West Asia. The genus Idiops is the largest among Mygalomorphae, presentig 89 species and one subspecies. It presents the same distribution of its subfamily, with most of the diversity in Africa. Idiops spiders range from 10 mm to 35 mm, with posterior eye row procurved, carapace narrower posteriorly, cheliceral fang furrows with equal rows of teeth along inner and outer margins, sternum with two pairs of sigilla, posterior pair absent and coxae without spinules. This project aims to review Idiops species and analyze phylogenetically their relationship. It will be the first study of this kind in the Idiopinae subfamily. (AU)

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YAMAMOTO, FLAVIO U.; LUCAS, SYLVIA M.; BRESCOVIT, ANTONIO D. Catanduba, a new Theraphosinae spider genus from Central Brazil (Araneae, Theraphosidae). Zootaxa, n. 3172, p. 1-19, JAN 25 2012. Web of Science Citations: 8.

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