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Phylogeny of the Zethus (Zethoides) Fox, 1899 species groups (Hymenoptera, Vespidae, Eumeninae)

Grant number: 12/16586-1
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): November 01, 2012
Effective date (End): February 28, 2014
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Zoology - Taxonomy of Recent Groups
Principal researcher:Fernando Barbosa Noll
Grantee:Rogério Botion Lopes
Home Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Ciências e Letras de Ribeirão Preto (FFCLRP). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Ribeirão Preto , SP, Brazil


Zethus Fabricius is the largest genus among the Eumeninae with more than 217 neotropical species divided in three subgenera. The last revision of the genus made by Bohart & Stange further divides the subgenera in species groups, each considered a phylogenetic unit. A dendrogram was also presented demonstrating the relationship between these groups. Zethus (Zethoides), at that time, comprehended 39 species which were distributed in eight groups. However, this classification was obtained without the use of any phylogenetic analysis. Thus, the monophyly of the subgenus, species groups and relationship among them must be tested to corroborate Bohart & Stange's hypothesis. A phylogenetic analysis will be accomplished with the software TNT using the "Branch and Bound" algorithm and based in these results, new classifications (if judged necessary) and an identification key for the groups will be proposed.

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Scientific publications
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LOPES, ROGERIO BOTION; NOLL, FERNANDO BARBOSA. Cladistic analysis of the Zethus (Zethoides) Fox, 1899 (Hymenoptera, Vespidae, Eumeninae) species groups with insights on the current subgeneric classification of Zethus Fabricius, 1804. Insect Systematics and Evolution, v. 49, n. 2, p. 103-129, 2018. Web of Science Citations: 3.
LOPES, ROGERIO B.; NOLL, FERNANDO B. Notes on the Neotropical Zethus Fabricius, 1804 (Hymenoptera, Vespidae, Eumeninae) with the description of two new species from Brazil. Zootaxa, v. 3784, n. 2, p. 179-186, MAR 27 2014. Web of Science Citations: 7.
Academic Publications
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LOPES, Rogério Botion. Cladistic analysis of the species groups of Zethus (Zethoides) Fox, 1899 (Hymenoptera, Vespidae, Eumeninae). 2014. Master's Dissertation - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Filosofia, Ciências e Letras de Ribeirão Preto Ribeirão Preto.

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