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Systematic of Paragripopteryx enderlein, 1909 (Plecptera: Gripopterygidae): review and phylogeny

Grant number: 15/11580-3
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): November 01, 2015
Effective date (End): February 28, 2019
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Zoology - Taxonomy of Recent Groups
Principal Investigator:Rhainer Guillermo Nascimento Ferreira
Grantee:Tácio Vitor Duarte Simões
Home Institution: Faculdade de Ciências e Letras (FCL-ASSIS). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Assis. Assis , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):16/22213-4 - Revision on Neotropical Gripopteryginae (Insecta: Plecoptera: Gripopterygidae), BE.EP.DR


Gripopterygidae is a circum-antartic family with about 100 species recorded in South America. In Brasil, there are 50 species recorded, 14 of these belonging to the genus Paragripopteryx, which has a distribution from mointainous areas of southern Bahia, through the Southeast and South Regions of Brazil to Uruguay. In view of current knowledge about the genus, there is the need for revision of the genus. This project aims to contribute to the increase of systematic knowledge about Gripopterygidae (Plecoptera), especially for the Paragripopteryx. There are at least two new species to be described from previously collected material. In addition, the fact of nymphs of most species are not yet described. Thus, a database on the genus will be organized and will be the basis for the systematic study. The specific objectives are: 1) to propose a phylogenetic relationship hypothesis for the species of Paragripopteryx; 2) to describe new species of Paragripopteryx; 3) to associate Paragripopteryx nymphs to adults through morphological and molecular analyzes, the later by obtaining COI sequences of the species; 4) to describe the associated nymphs; 5) to prepare an identification key for Paragripopteryx; 6) to relate distributional aspects of the species of Paragripopteryx in an attempt to infer the biogeography of the taxon; 7) to build an online database (website) on Gripopterygidae occurring in Brazil. This project will continue the research line of the adviser and involve collaborators from several national and international institutions. (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)
PESSACQ, PABLO; DUARTE, TACIO; EPELE, LUIS B. A first cladistic analysis of Antarctoperlinae (Plecoptera: Gripopterygidae) and a new micropterous species from Patagonia. ZOOLOGICAL JOURNAL OF THE LINNEAN SOCIETY, v. 190, n. 3, p. 771-787, NOV 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.
DUARTE, TACIO; NOVAES, MARCOS CARNEIRO; BISPO, PITAGORAS DA CONCEICAO. Five new species of Tupiperla Froehlich, 1969 (Plecoptera: Gripopterygidae). Zootaxa, v. 4671, n. 4, p. 511-526, SEP 19 2019. Web of Science Citations: 0.
DE ALMEIDA, LUCAS HENRIQUE; DUARTE, TACIO. A new species and records of Anacroneuria (Plecoptera: Perlidae) from the Ecological Station, Wenceslau Guimaraes, State of Bahia, Brazil. Zootaxa, v. 4247, n. 4, p. 480-486, MAR 29 2017. Web of Science Citations: 1.

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