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Mycetophilidae (Diptera) with amphinotic distribution: taxonomy, phylogeny, and biogeography

Grant number: 12/51577-3
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
Effective date (Start): May 01, 2013
Effective date (End): February 08, 2015
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Zoology - Taxonomy of Recent Groups
Principal Investigator:Dalton de Souza Amorim
Grantee:Sarah Siqueira de Oliveira
Home Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Ciências e Letras de Ribeirão Preto (FFCLRP). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Ribeirão Preto , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):14/08447-7 - Study of the fungus gnats (Diptera: Mycetophilidae) in the Natural History Museum collection, BE.EP.PD

Abstract

The family Mycetophilidae is the second most diverse of the suborder Bibionomorpha (Diptera), with 233 genera and about 4.500 species known from all biogeographical regions. The monophyly of Bibionomorpha and Mycetophilidae is well corroborated in the literature. The family has been divided in the subfamilies Sciophilinae, Gnoristinae, Mycomyiinae, Leiinae, Manotinae, Allactoneurinae, Mycetophilinae. The subfamilies SciophiJJnae, Gnoristinae, and Leiinae include taxa demonstrated to present austral distribution, i.e. disjunct between Australia, New Zealand, and temperate areas of South America-technically referred to as amphinotic taxa. Knowledge on the relationships between and within these genera, however, is still incipient. This project intends to make a phylogenetic analyses of Mycetophilidae genera with austral distribution, proposing an interpretation for the biogeography of the group. This will be made with the study of the phylogenetic relationships between the species in these genera and estimating the age of the clades and, hence, the age forests to which they are associated. These analyses include revisions of the taxonomic diversity of these genera, with descriptive studies at the species level so as to construct the phylogeny. The age of the clades will be inferred using molecular tools, with calibration of the rate of evolution made using Mycetophilidae fossils known from the Cretaceous and Eocene. (AU)

Scientific publications (9)
(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)
SARAH SIQUEIRA OLIVEIRA; RAFAELA LOPES FALASCHI; MARIA VIRGÍNIA URSO-GUIMARÃES; DALTON DE SOUZA AMORIM. Lista das espécies de Bibionomorpha (Diptera) do Estado do Mato Grosso do Sul, Brasil. IHERINGIA SERIE ZOOLOGIA, v. 107, p. -, 2017.
AMORIM, DALTON DE SOUZA; FALASCHI, RAFAELA LOPES; OLIVEIRA, SARAH SIQUEIRA. FAMILY ANISOPODIDAE. Zootaxa, v. 4122, n. 1, p. 15-19, JUN 14 2016. Web of Science Citations: 3.
FALASCHI, RAFAELA LOPES; OLIVEIRA, SARAH SIQUEIRA; AMORIM, DALTON DE SOUZA. FAMILY BIBIONIDAE. Zootaxa, v. 4122, n. 1, p. 20-25, JUN 14 2016. Web of Science Citations: 0.
OLIVEIRA, SARAH SIQUEIRA; AMORIM, DALTON DE SOUZA. FAMILY LYGISTORRHINIDAE. Zootaxa, v. 4122, n. 1, p. 62-64, JUN 14 2016. Web of Science Citations: 1.
OLIVEIRA, SARAH SIQUEIRA; AMORIM, DALTON DE SOUZA. FAMILY MYCETOPHILIDAE. Zootaxa, v. 4122, n. 1, p. 65-72, JUN 14 2016. Web of Science Citations: 1.
OLIVEIRA, SARAH SIQUEIRA. On Afrotropical Mohelia Matile (Diptera, Mycetophilidae): new species and phylogenetic comments. Zootaxa, v. 3947, n. 2, p. 251-263, APR 15 2015. Web of Science Citations: 0.
KURINA, OLAVI; OLIVEIRA, SARAH SIQUEIRA. A new case of an Holarctic element in the Colombian Andes: first record of Cordyla Meigen (Diptera, Mycetophilidae) from the Neotropical region. ZOOKEYS, n. 520, p. 87-108, 2015. Web of Science Citations: 3.
AMORIM, DALTON DE SOUZA; OLIVEIRA, SARAH SIQUEIRA. Types of Neotropical Mycetophilidae (Diptera) at the Natural History Museum collection, London. Zootaxa, v. 3726, n. 1, p. 1-119, OCT 25 2013. Web of Science Citations: 11.
KURINA, OLAVI; OLIVEIRA, SARAH SIQUEIRA. The first Cordyla Meigen species (Diptera, Mycetophilidae) from continental Australia and Tasmania. ZOOKEYS, n. 342, p. 29-43, 2013. Web of Science Citations: 6.

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