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Skull morphological integration and related evolutionary aspects in Feliformia (Carnivora)

Grant number: 14/12403-5
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Master's degree
Effective date (Start): September 29, 2014
Effective date (End): March 28, 2015
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Zoology
Principal Investigator:Gabriel Henrique Marroig Zambonato
Grantee:Thiago Macek Gonçalves Zahn
Supervisor abroad: Jason B. Wolf
Home Institution: Instituto de Biociências (IB). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Local de pesquisa : University of Bath, England  
Associated to the scholarship:13/07299-1 - Skull morphological integration and evolution of cranial morphology in Feliformia (Carnivora; Mammalia), BP.MS

Abstract

The student's ongoing Master's project aims to characterise skull morphological integration patterns and magnitudes in Feliforms (Carnivora) within a quantitative genetic framework, comparing results among the clade's families and with existing data for other mammals. The main objective of this internship proposal is to allow data gathering at European natural history museums, providing the data-set for the dissertation with appropriate samples from clades poorly represented in South-American collections. Moreover, contact with research on evolutionary genetics and phenotypic evolution during the internship will foster the candidate's experience in these areas. (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)
ANDRADE MACHADO, FABIO; GONCALVES ZAHN, THIAGO MACEK; MARROIG, GABRIEL. Evolution of morphological integration in the skull of Carnivora (Mammalia): Changes in Canidae lead to increased evolutionary potential of facial traits. Evolution, v. 72, n. 7, p. 1399-1419, JUL 2018. Web of Science Citations: 7.

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