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Revision and cladistic analysis of the genera of Aphilodontidae Silvestri, 1909 (Chilopoda; Geophilomorpha)

Grant number: 15/19675-3
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2016
Effective date (End): June 29, 2017
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Zoology - Taxonomy of Recent Groups
Principal Investigator:Antonio Domingos Brescovit
Grantee:Victor de Carvalho Calvanese
Home Institution: Instituto de Biociências (IB). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):16/23977-8 - Revision and cladistics analysis of the genera of Aphilodontinae Silvestri, 1909 (Chilopoda; Geophilomorpha), BE.EP.MS


Geophilomorpha is the most diverse among the five orders of Chilopoda, counting worldwide with 1250 species into 13 families and 215 genera currently exist. In the the Neotropics regions are known about 316 species, 91 genus and 11 families. The Aphilodontidae family is distributed in the southern part of the South America continent and is restricted to South Africa, and today has three generes: Aphilodon with 14 species, these four are neotropical; Mecophilus and Mecistauchenus, endemic in Brazil and presenting one species to each. At this project will be addressed the taxonomy and phylogenetic relationships of Aphilodontidae genres through the morphological study based on type material and others materials not type, arising mainly from the collections of the USP Zoology Museum's collections (MZUSP) and Special Laboratory of Zoological Collections (LECZ). The research is mostly conducted in the Special Laboratory of Zoological Collections (LECZ) and Cell Biology Laboratory, both at the Butantan Institute in Sao Paulo, where descriptive the material will be measured in magnifying glasses and registered through stereo microscope Leica MZ 12 with camera lucida coupled and Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM). For the phylogenetic study will be designated as terminal taxa species have already diagnosed the group and even another species diagnosed throughout the during this work. The internal group, composed of representatives of Aphilodontidae's representatives will be compared with to species of Geophilidae family, considered the closest phylogenetic taxon of Aphilodontidae according to recent phylogenies of combined molecular and morphological base. The implementation of data analysis and formulation of cladograms will be carried out through computer's programs, and will adopted the criteria parsimony and the equal weights to the compared characters. Another goal will still publish descriptions and species redescriptions of species during the work and produce illustrated identification keys to the studied taxon. (AU)

Scientific publications
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CALVANESE, VICTOR C.; BRESCOVIT, ANTONIO D.; BONATO, LUCIO. Revision of the Neotropical species of Aphilodontinae (Geophilomorpha, Geophilidae), with eight new species and a first phylogenetic analysis of the subfamily. Zootaxa, v. 4698, n. 1, p. 1-72, NOV 15 2019. Web of Science Citations: 0.
CALVANESE, VICTOR C.; BRESCOVIT, ANTONIO D. First report of a blue hue Schendylops (Geophilomorpha, Schendylidae), with a description of a new species from Southeastern Brazil. Zootaxa, v. 4551, n. 5, p. 541-555, FEB 5 2019. Web of Science Citations: 0.
CALVANESE, VICTOR C.; BRESCOVIT, ANTONIO D. A new species of Notiphilides from Amazonia, with a redescription of N-grandis (Chilopoda, Geophilomorpha, Oryidae). Zootaxa, v. 4232, n. 1, p. 1-20, FEB 15 2017. Web of Science Citations: 2.
Academic Publications
(References retrieved automatically from State of São Paulo Research Institutions)
CALVANESE, Victor de Carvalho. Revision and cladistic analysis of the Aphilodontinae Silvestri, 1909 genera (Chilopoda, Geophilomorpha, Geophilidae). 2017. Master's Dissertation - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Instituto de Biociências São Paulo.

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