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Taxonomic review and phylogeny of the genus Pyrrhulina (Teleostei: Characiformes: Lebiasinidae)

Grant number: 10/19088-7
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2011
Effective date (End): June 30, 2013
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Zoology
Principal Investigator:Mario Cesar Cardoso de Pinna
Grantee:André Luiz Netto Ferreira
Home Institution: Museu de Zoologia (MZ). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


The genus Pyrrhulina comprises 19 nominal species. The group, endemic of the Neotropical region, is assigned to the family Lebiasinidae, order Characiformes, and constitutes the sister group of the genus Copella. Recent studies based in the cladistic methodology, indicate that Pyrrhulina is a monophyliletic group, but the relationships among the species are still unclear, and the genus concentrates most taxonomic problems within the family Lebiasinidae. Types have been lost, destroyed or the label of the lot to which they belong has been misplaced. The goals of the present proposal consist in proposing a phylogenetic hypothesis for the species of Pyrrhulina based in morphological characters, which will be analyzed employing the cladistic methodology; conduct a taxonomic review of the species of the genus based in the species recognized in the phylogenetic study; produce an identification key to the species of Pyrrhulina. This project is continuation of the studies conducted by the candidate to the fellowship since his masters, when a phylogenetic hypothesis between the genera of Lebiasinidae was proposed, and his PhD project where the candidate conducted an comprehensive revisionary and phylogenetic study of the subfamily Lebiasininae. (AU)

Scientific publications (10)
(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)
NETTO-FERREIRA, ANDRE LUIZ; VARI, RICHARD P. A New Highly Modified Species of Creagrutus (Characidae: Stevardiinae) Apparently Mimetic of Prodontocharax. Copeia, v. 105, n. 2, p. 368-374, JUL 2017. Web of Science Citations: 4.
TEIXEIRA, T. F.; NETTO-FERREIRA, A. L.; BIRINDELLI, J. L. O.; SOUSA, L. M. Two new species of Hyphessobrycon (Characiformes: Characidae) from the headwaters of the Tapajos and Xingu River basins, Para, Brazil. Journal of Fish Biology, v. 88, n. 2, p. 459-476, FEB 2016. Web of Science Citations: 9.
MENDONCA, MARINA B.; NETTO-FERREIRA, ANDRE L. New species of Characidium (Characiformes: Crenuchidae) from the Rio Tapajos and Rio Xingu drainages, Para, Brazil. Zootaxa, v. 4021, n. 1, p. 187-194, SEP 24 2015. Web of Science Citations: 6.
DAGOSTA, FERNANDO C. P.; NETTO-FERREIRA, ANDRE L. New species of Bryconamericus Eigenmann (Characiformes: Characidae) from the rio Teles Pires, rio Tapajos basin, central Brazil. Zootaxa, v. 3911, n. 3, p. 433-442, JAN 20 2015. Web of Science Citations: 4.
NETTO-FERREIRA, A. L.; BIRINDELLI, J. L. O.; SOUSA, L. M.; MENEZES, N. A. A new species of Rhinopetitia Gery 1964 ( Ostariophysi: Characiformes: Characidae) from the Rio Teles Pires, Rio Tapajos basin, Brazil. Journal of Fish Biology, v. 84, n. 5, p. 1539-1550, MAY 2014. Web of Science Citations: 7.
NETTO-FERREIRA, ANDRE L.; BIRINDELLI, JOSE L. O.; BUCKUP, PAULO A. A new miniature species of Characidium Reinhardt (Ostariophysi: Characiformes: Crenuchidae) from the headwaters of the rio Araguaia, Brazil. Zootaxa, v. 3664, n. 3, p. 361-368, MAY 27 2013. Web of Science Citations: 13.
NETTO-FERREIRA, ANDRE L.; MARINHO, MANOELA M. F. New species of Pyrrhulina (Ostariophysi: Characiformes: Lebiasinidae) from the Brazilian Shield, with comments on a putative monophyletic group of species in the genus. Zootaxa, v. 3664, n. 3, p. 369-376, MAY 27 2013. Web of Science Citations: 6.
NETTO-FERREIRA, ANDRE L.; LOPEZ-FERNANDEZ, HERNAN; TAPHORN, DONALD C.; LIVERPOOL, ELFORD A. New species of Lebiasina (Ostariophysi: Characiformes: Lebiasinidae) from the upper Mazaruni River drainage, Guyana. Zootaxa, v. 3652, n. 5, p. 562-568, MAY 21 2013. Web of Science Citations: 2.
NETTO-FERREIRA, ANDRE LUIZ; OLIVAN BIRINDELLI, JOSE LUIS; DE SOUSA, LEANDRO MELO; MARIGUELA, TATIANE CASAGRANDE; OLIVEIRA, CLAUDIO. A New Miniature Characid (Ostariophysi: Characiformes: Characidae), with Phylogenetic Position Inferred from Morphological and Molecular Data. PLoS One, v. 8, n. 1 JAN 2 2013. Web of Science Citations: 13.
NETTO-FERREIRA, ANDRE L. Three new species of Lebiasina (Characiformes: Lebiasinidae) from the Brazilian Shield border at Serra do Cachimbo, Para, Brazil. Neotropical Ichthyology, v. 10, n. 3, p. 487-498, JUL-SEP 2012. Web of Science Citations: 11.

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