Advanced search
Start date

Taxonomic revision and cladistic analysis of the genus Glenognatha Simon, 1887 (Araneae, Tetrganathidae)

Grant number: 11/14253-2
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2012
Effective date (End): September 30, 2013
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Zoology - Taxonomy of Recent Groups
Principal Investigator:Antonio Domingos Brescovit
Grantee:Jimmy Jair Cabra Garcia
Home Institution: Instituto de Biociências (IB). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):12/16412-3 - Revision and analysis of the type material of Glenognatha Simon, 1887 (Araneae, Tetragnathidae) species deposited in United States museums and assessment of genital and respiratory system characters for the phylogenetic reconstruction of the genus, BE.EP.MS


Tetragnathidae currently has 47 genera and 947 species. This family has been one of the groups of spiders with the largest number of biological, taxonomic and phylogenetic studies in recent years. However, taxonomic revisions with genera that include species with broad distribution in the Neotropical region are still very scarce. Glenognatha Simon, 1887, belongs to the subfamily Tetragnathinae and currently has 21 species. It is distributed throughout the Americas, the Caribbean islands, the Galapagos Islands, French Polynesia and Cameroon. While there is no accurate diagnosis of the genus Glenogantha, this taxon is mainly characterized by having the tracheal spiracle shifted to the anterior region. Recent phylogenies suggest Pachygnatha Sundevall, 1823 as the sister group of Glenognatha. This project aims to conduct a taxonomic revision of the genus Glenognatha, a cladistic analysis among species based on morphological characters, developing a dichotomous key for identification of the species and registration of the geographical distribution of species.

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)
CABRA-GARCIA, JIMMY; BRESCOVIT, ANTONIO D. Revision and phylogenetic analysis of the orb-weaving spider genus Glenognatha Simon, 1887 (Araneae, Tetragnathidae). Zootaxa, v. 4069, n. 1, p. 1-183, JAN 27 2016. Web of Science Citations: 2.
CABRA-GARCIA, JIMMY; HORMIGA, GUSTAVO; BRESCOVIT, ANTONIO D. Female Genital Morphology in the Secondarily Haplogyne Spider Genus Glenognatha Simon, 1887 (Araneae, Tetragnathidae), with Comments on its Phylogenetic Significance. Journal of Morphology, v. 275, n. 9, p. 1027-1040, SEP 2014. Web of Science Citations: 1.

Please report errors in scientific publications list by writing to: