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Taxonomic review of Opilioacaridae and Neothyridae species deposited at European institutions

Grant number: 15/05315-5
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): September 01, 2015
Effective date (End): August 31, 2016
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Zoology - Taxonomy of Recent Groups
Principal researcher:Reinaldo José Fazzio Feres
Grantee:Marcel Santos de Araújo
Supervisor abroad: Antonella Marta Di Palma
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
Research place: Università degli Studi di Foggia, Italy  
Associated to the scholarship:12/23824-6 - Taxonomic review and phylogenetic analysis of Opilioacaridae With and Neothyridae Lehtinen (Acari: Parasitiformes), BP.DR


Currently, Opilioacaridae species of Old World and Neothyridae do not have enough useful descriptions for proper identification or phylogenetic studies. For this, suitable redescriptions become necessary. Despite the age of publication of such species, there are no specialists reviewing this type material even being available in the collections of European institutions. The types will be analyzed using light microscope equipped with phase contrast, and scanning electron microscope. The morphological analyzes will be made from features present in gnatosoma, idiosoma and legs; in addition to setae present throughout the body and genital structures. Due to the conditions of the material type, shape analysis of the specimens and the possibility of obtaining not-type material, the internship is a period of one year. (AU)

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Scientific publications (5)
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ARAUJO, MARCEL SANTOS DE; SILVA AGUA DUARTE, MARCUS VINICIUS DA; BICHUETTE, MARIA ELINA. A new species of cave-dwelling Neocarus (Acari: Opilioacaridae) from Minas Gerais state, Brazil with a key to species of the genus. SYSTEMATIC AND APPLIED ACAROLOGY, v. 26, n. 7, p. 1229-1240, JUL 2021. Web of Science Citations: 0.
SANTOS DE ARAUJO, MARCEL; DI PALMA, ANTONELLA; FAZZIO FERES, REINALDO JOSE. Catalog of the Opilioacarida (Acari: Parasitiformes). Zootaxa, v. 4895, n. 3, p. 332-356, DEC 16 2020. Web of Science Citations: 1.
DE ARAUJO, MARCEL SANTOS; FAZZIO FERES, REINALDO JOSE. Catalog of the mite (Acari) type specimens deposited at the ``Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP), Campus de Sao Jose do Rio Preto{''}, Sao Paulo, Brazil (DZSJRP). Zootaxa, v. 4700, n. 4, p. 557-583, NOV 26 2019. Web of Science Citations: 0.
DE ARAUJO, MARCEL SANTOS; DI PALMA, ANTONELLA; FAZZIO FERES, REINALDO JOSE. A new species of Opilioacarus With, 1902 (Acari: Opilioacaridae) from Italy, and a new diagnosis of the genus. Zootaxa, v. 4500, n. 1, p. 135-145, OCT 15 2018. Web of Science Citations: 0.
DE ARAUJO, MARCEL SANTOS; BICHUETTE, MARIA ELINA; BAUCHAN, GARY R.; OCHOA, RONALD; FAZZIO FERES, REINALDO JOSE. A new species of cave dwelling Neocarus (Acari: Opilioacaridae) from Bahia state, Brazil, with remarks on taxonomic characters. Zootaxa, v. 4402, n. 2, p. 303-322, MAR 28 2018. Web of Science Citations: 2.

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