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Taxonomy of the genus Phora Latreille based on the LACM collection

Grant number: 13/16528-4
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): October 14, 2013
Effective date (End): December 13, 2013
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Zoology - Taxonomy of Recent Groups
Principal researcher:Dalton de Souza Amorim
Grantee:Danilo César Ament
Supervisor abroad: Brian V. Brown
Home Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Ciências e Letras de Ribeirão Preto (FFCLRP). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Ribeirão Preto , SP, Brazil
Research place: Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, United States  
Associated to the scholarship:11/03563-0 - Cladistics analysis of the subfamily Phorinae (Diptera: Phoridae), BP.DR


Phoridae is a morphologically and ecologically diverse family, which can still be considered poorly studied and with a controversial taxonomy. One of the more dubious aspects of Phoridae taxonomy is the relationship between the genera of the probably paraphyletic subfamily Phorinae- the focus of the PhD project "Cladistic analysis of the subfamily Phorinae". The BEPE project proposed here addresses the particular problem of the taxonomy of the genus Phora based on the collection of the Los Angeles Natural History Museum (LACM), which is largely key to solve phylogenetic and nomenclatural problems in the cladistic study of the subfamily as a whole. The objectives of this study are the taxonomic delimitation of Phora species and the recognition of phylogenetically informative characters of Phora that may allow the identification of large clades of species within the genus. (AU)

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Scientific publications (4)
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AMENT, DANILO CESAR; KUNG, GIAR-ANN; BROWN, V, BRIAN. Forty-one new species of Coniceromyia Borgmeier (Diptera: Phoridae), an identification key, and new distributional records for the species of the genus. Zootaxa, v. 4830, n. 1, p. 1-61, AUG 12 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.
AMENT, DANILO CESAR. Taxonomic revision of the genus Hirotophora Brown et al. (Diptera: Phoridae) with the description of a new species from Chile. Zootaxa, v. 4394, n. 4, p. 549-558, MAR 16 2018. Web of Science Citations: 0.
AMENT, DANILO CESAR. Phylogeny of Phorinae sensu latu (Diptera: Phoridae) inferred from a morphological analysis with comprehensive taxon sampling and an uncommon method of character coding. ZOOLOGICAL JOURNAL OF THE LINNEAN SOCIETY, v. 181, n. 1, p. 151-188, SEP 2017. Web of Science Citations: 2.
AMENT, DANILO CESAR; BROWN, BRIAN VICTOR. Caledophora (Diptera: Phoridae), a new genus from New Caledonia. Journal of Natural History, v. 51, n. 45-46, p. 2711-2719, 2017. Web of Science Citations: 0.

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