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Fauna exchange between the Amazonian and Atlantic Forests: phylogeny and biogeography of the genera Xipholena and Cotinga (Passeriformes: Cotingidae) based on thousands of loci

Grant number: 14/10914-2
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctoral
Effective date (Start): October 01, 2014
Effective date (End): August 31, 2018
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Genetics
Acordo de Cooperação: Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES)
Principal Investigator:Cristina Yumi Miyaki
Grantee:Claydson Pinto de Assis Bezerra
Host Institution: Instituto de Biociências (IB). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:13/50297-0 - Dimensions US-BIOTA São Paulo: a multidisciplinary framework for biodiversity prediction in the Brazilian Atlantic forest hotspot, AP.BTA.TEM


The Neotropical region is one of the most biodiverse regions in the world and this has intrigued evolutionary biologists and naturalists for centuties. Several hypotheses have been proposed to explain the origin of this diversity. Systematic and biogeographical studies of Neotropical organisms have been produced to create and test these hypotheses. Some studies, especially of birds, mammals and amphibians, suggest that historical connections between the Amazonian and the Atlantic forests were important in the diversification history of these organisms. The currently available sequencing technologies allow to access thousands of genome segments that, in turn, allow to infer divergence dates and phylogenetic relationships with higher precision, thus reconstructing more accurate historic scenarios. The goal of this project is to unveil the processes associated to historical connections between the Amazon and the Atlantic forests based on the biogeographic study of two avian genera that belong to the family Cotingidae. We will produce thousands of sequences using second generation sequencing methods and will perform coalescent phylogenetic reconstruction (species tree). This strategy will allow us to reveal patterns and infer processes involved in the diversification of these organisms with unprecedent accuracy. (AU)

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Scientific publications (6)
(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)
BUAINAIN, NELSON; DE ASSIS, CLAYDSON P.; RAPOSO, MARCOS A.. Geographic variation and taxonomy of the Arremon taciturnus (Hermann, 1783) species complex (Aves: Passerellidae). JOURNAL OF ORNITHOLOGY, v. 158, n. 3, p. 631-650, . (14/10914-2)
BUAINAIN, NELSON; GASPAR, MICHELE LEOCADIO; DE ASSIS, CLAYDSON P.. Detailed description and seasonal variation in the diet of the Silvery-Cheeked Antshrike Sakesphorus cristatus (Wied, 1831) (Aves: Thamnophilidae) in a Brazilian semi-arid forest. REVISTA BRASILEIRA DE ORNITOLOGIA, v. 23, n. 4, p. 405-416, . (14/10914-2)
BUAINAIN, NELSON; ROCHA BRITO, GUILHERME RENZO; FIRME, DANIEL HONORATO; FIGUEIRA, DANIEL MONTEIRO; RAPOSO, MARCOS A.; DE ASSIS, CLAYDSON PINTO. Taxonomic revision of Saffron-billed Sparrow Arremon flavirostris Swainson, 1838 (Aves: Passerellidae) with comments on its holotype and type locality. Zootaxa, v. 4178, n. 4, p. 547-567, . (12/00614-6, 14/10914-2)
BRITO, GUILHERME R. R.; KIRWAN, GUY M.; ASSIS, CLAYDSON P.; FIRME, DANIEL H.; FIGUEIRA, DANIEL M.; BUAINAIN, NELSON; RAPOSO, MARCOS A.. A collection of birds from Presidente Kennedy and adjacent areas, Tocantins: a further contribution to knowledge of Amazonian avifauna between the Araguaia and Tocantins Rivers. REVISTA BRASILEIRA DE ORNITOLOGIA, v. 24, n. 2, p. 168-184, . (12/00614-6, 14/10914-2)
RAPOSO, MARCOS A.; DUBOIS, ALAIN; KIRWAN, GUY M.; DE ASSIS, CLAYDSON PINTO; HOFLING, ELIZABETH; STOPIGLIA, RENATA. Synonymization of the genus nomen Dendroplex Swainson, 1827 and description of a new genus of woodcreeper (Ayes: Passeriformes: Dendrocolaptidae) with remarks on Articles 67.5 and 70.3 of the Code. Zootaxa, v. 4532, n. 4, p. 561-566, . (16/18963-8, 14/10914-2, 13/26609-1)
BUAINAIN, NELSON; DE ASSIS, CLAYDSON P.; RAPOSO, MARCOS A.. Geographic variation and taxonomy of the Arremon taciturnus (Hermann, 1783) species complex (Aves: Passerellidae). JOURNAL OF ORNITHOLOGY, v. 158, n. 3, p. 20-pg., . (14/10914-2)

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