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Systematic and paleobiogeographic revision of PHACOPIDA trilobites (HOMALONOTIDAE and CALMONIIDAE) from the Devonian of Parnaíba and Amazonas basins, Brazil

Grant number: 12/07075-3
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): June 01, 2012
Effective date (End): May 31, 2015
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Geosciences - Geology
Principal Investigator:Juliana de Moraes Leme Basso
Grantee:Felipe van Enck Meira
Home Institution: Instituto de Geociências (IGC). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil

Abstract

The knowledge on Devonian invertebrates from Brazil back the period between the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th, when pioneering expeditions to the main Brazilian Paleozoic basins - Paraná, Parnaíba and Amazonas basins - were made. This epoch also rendered important surveys (e.g. Clarke, 1913), still used today. Among the trilobites, the most representatives are the Homalonotidae and Calmoniidae, whose importance in paleoenvironmental and paleobiogeographic questions has been confirmed through recent systematic revisions in Paraná Basin fossils. These studies also demonstrate that taphonomic modifications must be taken into account in taxonomic analyses to avoid misinterpretations. The current work will revise the systematics of Homalonotidae and Calmoniidae trilobites from the Parnaíba and Amazonas basins, thus allowing more accurate paleobiogeographic correlations between these faunas and those from other localities within the Malvinokaffric Realm, like Bolivia (Icla, Belén and Sica Sica formations), South Africa (Gydo Formaion, Bokkeveld Group, Karoo Basin), and Falkland Islands (Fox Bay Formation). (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)
CARBONARO, FABIO AUGUSTO; MEIRA, FELIPE VAN ENCK; LEME, JULIANA DE MORAES; BOSETTI, ELVIO PINTO; GHILARDI, RENATO PIRANI. METACRYPHAEUS TUBERCULATUS AND METACRYPHAEUS AUSTRALIS (TRILOBITA, PHACOPIDA) FROM THE DEVONIAN OF THE PARANA BASIN: TAXONOMY AND PALEOBIOGEOGRAPHY. AMEGHINIANA, v. 53, n. 5, p. 552-564, 2016. Web of Science Citations: 1.
MEIRA, FELIPE VAN ENCK; CARBONARO, FABIO AUGUSTO; GHILARDI, RENATO PIRANI; LEME, JULIANA DE MORAES. THE ``METACRYPHAEUS TUBERCULATUS GROUP{''} (TRILOBITA, CALMONIIDAE) FROM THE DEVONIAN OF THE PARNAIBA BASIN, BRAZIL. AMEGHINIANA, v. 53, n. 4, p. 463-472, 2016. Web of Science Citations: 1.
Academic Publications
(References retrieved automatically from State of São Paulo Research Institutions)
MEIRA, Felipe van Enck. not available. 2016. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Instituto de Geociências São Paulo.

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