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Histomorphology of glans penis and baculum of molossids and vespertilionids bats: a comparative approach (Chiroptera, Mammalia)

Grant number: 12/24288-0
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): May 01, 2013
Effective date (End): February 28, 2015
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Zoology
Principal Investigator:Eliana Morielle Versute
Grantee:Manuela Tosi Comelis Martins
Home Institution: Instituto de Biociências, Letras e Ciências Exatas (IBILCE). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de São José do Rio Preto. São José do Rio Preto , SP, Brazil


The family Molossidae is the 3th largest family of bats in America and is distributed in tropical and temperate areas of the Eastern and Western hemispheres, and despite this, detailed information about the different taxa of the family is scarce, making it difficult interpretations and formulations of evolutionary relationship between taxa. Most proposed phylogenies based on characters from external and cranial morphology and most recently, molecular data are still inconsistent. The objective of this project is therefore to assess aspects of morphological variation with emphasis on the penis glans and the baculum, characterizing them histologically and morphologically, increasing the information about these structures in nine taxa of molossids (Eumops auripendulus, E. glaucinus , E. perotis, Cynomops abrasus, C. planirostris, molossus, M. rufus, and Neoplatymops matogrossensis Molossops temminckii) and possibly facilitating the formulation of phylogenetic relationships among them, since these features are relevant diagnostic characters (taxonomic) which can be used in evolutionary interpretations. (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)
JUBILATO, FERNANDA C.; COMELIS, MANUELA T.; BUENO, LARISSA M.; TABOGA, SEBASTIAO R.; GOES, REJANE M.; MORIELLE-VERSUTE, ELIANA. Histomorphology of the glans penis in Vespertilionidae and Phyllostomidae species (Chiroptera, Mammalia). Journal of Morphology, v. 280, n. 12, p. 1759-1776, DEC 2019. Web of Science Citations: 0.
COMELIS, MANUELA T.; BUENO, LARISSA M.; GOES, REJANE M.; TABOGA, S. R.; MORIELLE-VERSUTE, ELIANA. Morphological and histological characters of penile organization in eleven species of molossid bats. ZOOLOGY, v. 127, p. 70-83, APR 2018. Web of Science Citations: 1.
COMELIS, MANUELA T.; BUENO, LARISSA M.; GOES, REJANE M.; MORIELLE-VERSUTE, ELIANA. Penile histomorphology of the neotropical bat Eptesicus furinalis (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae). ZOOLOGISCHER ANZEIGER, v. 258, p. 92-98, 2015. Web of Science Citations: 2.
Academic Publications
(References retrieved automatically from State of São Paulo Research Institutions)
MARTINS, Manuela Tosi Comelis. Histomorfologia da glande peniana e do báculo de morcegos molossideos e vespertilionideos : uma abordagem comparativa (Chiroptera, Mammalia). 2015. 112 f. Master's Dissertation - Universidade Estadual Paulista "Júlio de Mesquita Filho" Instituto de Biociências, Letras e Ciências Exatas..

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