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Taxonomic revision of the species of the tribe Synallaxini (Furnariidae, Passeriformes, Aves): nomenclatural aspects

Grant number: 16/18963-8
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Post-doctor
Effective date (Start): March 27, 2017
Effective date (End): March 26, 2018
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Zoology - Taxonomy of Recent Groups
Principal researcher:Flávio Alicino Bockmann
Grantee:Renata Stopiglia
Supervisor abroad: Alain Dubois
Home Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Ciências e Letras de Ribeirão Preto (FFCLRP). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Ribeirão Preto , SP, Brazil
Research place: Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, France  
Associated to the scholarship:13/26609-1 - Taxonomic revision of the species of the subtribe Synallaxina (Synallaxini, Furnariidae, Passeriformes, Aves), BP.PD


The tribe Synallaxini gathers about 60 species and subspecies distributed in seven genera belonging to the Furnariidae (Passeriformes: Aves), including the genus Synallaxis, its largest and most widely distributed genus. This is an example of a problematic taxon with many polytypic and undescribed species (or forgotten because they are considered at the subspecies level). In addition, they have a difficult diagnosis at the genus level because of the lack of updated keys considering the recent changes in the systematic of the group. The aim of this study is to review the alpha taxonomy of the tribe Synallaxini, with special focus on nomenclatural aspects. During the Research Internship Abroad (Bolsa de Estágio de Pesquisa no Exterior - BEPE), each nomenclatural case will be analyzed and discussed with the supervisor, from the perspective of the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature (the Code; Anonymous, 1999). It is expected that there will be effective and updated training in zoological nomenclature, which will culminate in the preparation of petitions to be sent to the International Commission of Zoological Nomenclature (the Commission) and targeted publications for nomenclatural aspects. Undoubtedly, a deepening in zoological nomenclature, with focus on relevant nomenclatural problems from this research project, will substantially contribute both to the development of the project itself and to the training of professionals involved, with consequent improvements in Brazilian taxonomy. (AU)

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STOPIGLIA, RENATA; DUBOIS, ALAIN; BOCKMANN, FLAVIO A.; RAPOSO, MARCOS A. The taxonomic and nomenclatural status of the nomen Anabates pulvericolor Sclater, 1858 (Ayes: Furnariidae), with a neotype designation. Zootaxa, v. 4560, n. 3, p. 554-562, FEB 26 2019. Web of Science Citations: 1.
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, DEC 20 2018. Web of Science Citations: 0.
RAPOSO, MARCOS A.; STOPIGLIA, RENATA; BRITO, GUILHERME RENZO R.; BOCKMANN, FLAVIO A.; KIRWAN, GUY M.; GAYON, JEAN; DUBOIS, ALAIN. What really hampers taxonomy and conservation? A riposte to Garnett and Christidis (2017). Zootaxa, v. 4317, n. 1, p. 179-184, SEP 1 2017. Web of Science Citations: 17.

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