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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

Grant number: 12/16412-3
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Master's degree
Effective date (Start): November 15, 2012
Effective date (End): December 14, 2012
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Zoology - Taxonomy of Recent Groups
Principal Investigator:Antonio Domingos Brescovit
Grantee:Jimmy Jair Cabra Garcia
Supervisor abroad: Gustavo Hormiga
Home Institution: Instituto de Biociências (IB). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Local de pesquisa : George Washington University, United States  
Associated to the scholarship:11/14253-2 - Taxonomic revision and cladistic analysis of the genus Glenognatha Simon, 1887 (Araneae, Tetrganathidae), BP.MS


The family Tetragnathidae currently has 47 genera and 957 species. This family has been subject of numerous biological, phylogenetic and taxonomic researches in recent years. However, revisions of genera that include species with Neotropical distribution are still very scarce. The genus Glenognatha Simon, 1887 is an example since it was never revised and its monophyly has not yet been tested. Glenognatha has 21 species, 11 of those distributed in the Neotropics. 67% of described species have been examined, but type material deposited in some American museums needs to study. This project aims to: 1) examine and photograph the type material of eight species of the genus Glenognatha deposited in the Bernice Bishop Musem (five holotypes), National Museum of Natural History - Smithsonian Institution (one holotype) and Yale Peabody Museum (two holotypes ), 2) perform scanning electron microscopy (SEM) with informative structures for phylogenetic analysis among species of the genus and 3) discuss results of the project with Dr. Gustavo Hormiga at George Washington University, an specialist in Tetragnathidae systematics worldwide. Loan material is going to be examined in the laboratory of Dr. G. Hormiga. (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)
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.

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