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Systematics of the genus Ipsiura Linsenmaier, 1959 (Hymenoptera: Chrysididae): phylogenetic relationships with other Chrysidini taxa and among its species

Grant number: 13/01195-0
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): May 01, 2013
Effective date (End): May 04, 2015
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Zoology - Taxonomy of Recent Groups
Principal researcher:Eduardo Andrade Botelho de Almeida
Grantee:Daercio Adam de Araújo Lucena
Home Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Ciências e Letras de Ribeirão Preto (FFCLRP). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Ribeirão Preto , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):14/12407-0 - Taxonomy of Ipsiura Linsenmaier, 1959 (Hymenoptera: Chrysididae: Chrysidini), BE.EP.MS

Abstract

The hymenopteran family Chrysididae comprises parasitic wasps known as "cuckoo wasps" distributed worldwide, being one of the most species-rich within Chrysidoidea. Taxonomic and systematic research on this family has been largely neglected in recent decades, particularly with respect to the Neotropical fauna. In Brazil, the only comprehensive studies of Chrysididae were done by the naturalist Adolfo Ducke, in the early XX century. The goal of this research project is to conduct a phylogenetic study of the genus Ipsiura (Chrysidini), which will allow for advances in its taxonomy. Ipsiura currently comprises 37 nominal valid species and appears to be consistently delimited. However it has never been formally revised nor studied from a phylogenetic viewpoint. Moreover, many of its species were described based on very few specimens, which may obfuscate phenotypic variations and make delimitation of some species potentially problematic. The choice of Ipsiura for this project is justified, therefore, by the scarceness of taxonomic information and lack of previous phylogenetic studies for the Neotropical fauna of cuckoo wasps. This research is expected to contribute with the taxonomic knowledge of the species of Ipsiura occurring in Brazil in detail. This study also aims at evaluating the monophyly of the genus Ipsiura and clarifying the phylogenetic relationships between this genus and other taxa of Chrysidini, based on cladistic analyses using comparative morphological data. (AU)

Scientific publications
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LUCENA, DAERCIO A. A.; KIMSEY, LYNN S.; ALMEIDA, EDUARDO A. B. Phylogenetic relationships and biogeography of the Ipsiura cuckoo wasps (Hymenoptera: Chrysididae). Systematic Entomology, v. 44, n. 1, p. 192-210, JAN 2019. Web of Science Citations: 0.
LUCENA, DAERCIO A. A.; KIMSEY, LYNN S.; ALMEIDA, EDUARDO A. B. The Neotropical cuckoo wasp genus Ipsiura Linsenmaier, 1959 ( Hymenoptera: Chrysididae): revision of the species occurring in Brazil. Zootaxa, v. 4165, n. 1, p. 1+, SEP 13 2016. Web of Science Citations: 1.
LUCENA, DAERCIO A. A.; GOMES, RAYANE S. New species of Elampus Spinola, 1806 (Hymenoptera: Chrysididae), with a key to the Neotropical species of the genus. Zootaxa, v. 4117, n. 4, p. 555-566, JUN 2 2016. Web of Science Citations: 0.
Academic Publications
(References retrieved automatically from State of São Paulo Research Institutions)
LUCENA, Daercio Adam de Araújo. Taxonomy and systematic of the genus Ipsiura Linsenmaier, 1959 (Hymenoptera: Chrysididae): phylogenetic relationships with other Chrysidini taxa and among its species. 2015. Master's Dissertation - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Filosofia, Ciências e Letras de Ribeirão Preto Ribeirão Preto.

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