Advanced search
Start date

Systematics of the genus Phyllodytes Wagler, 1830 (Anura: Hylidae: Lophyohylinae), based on morphological and molecular characters, and phylogeography of p. luteolus (Wied, 1824)

Grant number: 17/15025-0
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): February 01, 2018
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Zoology - Taxonomy of Recent Groups
Principal Investigator:Miguel Trefaut Urbano Rodrigues
Grantee:Antonio Mollo Neto
Home Institution: Instituto de Biociências (IB). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:11/50146-6 - Comparative phylogeography, phylogeny, paleoclimate modeling, and taxonomy of neotropical reptiles and amphibians, AP.BTA.TEM


The genus Phyllodytes is currently composed of 12 species with distribution restricted to the Atlantic Forest along the Brazilian coast, from the state of Paraíba to Rio de Janeiro, reaching inland portions in the state of Minas Gerais. Systematic reviews of this genus have not analyzed the species at the molecular level so far, and besides the kinship relationships inside the group still unclear, preliminary molecular data suggest a greater diversity for the group. I will study the genus Phyllodytes based on morphological and molecular characters. The morphological approach will include the external morpholoy of tadpoles and adults and cranial osteology, from individuals belonging to several zoological collections. This will be complemented by the molecular approach, where there will be sequenced tissue samples for three mitochondrial (12S, 16S and Cyt-b) and two nuclear (Rag-1 and Sia) genes. From these complementary approaches, I intend to test the validity of Phyllodytes species, their relation of kinship and positioning in the genus, to study the phylogeography of P. luteolus and to redefine, if possible and necessary, the current species. (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)
DIAS, IURI R.; NOVAES-E-FAGUNDES, GABRIEL; MOLLO NETO, ANTONIO; ZINA, JULIANA; GARCIA, CAROLINE; RECODER, RENATO SOUSA; DAL VECHIO, FRANCISCO; RODRIGUES, MIGUEL TREFAUT; SOLE, MIRCO. A new large canopy-dwelling species of Phyllodytes Wagler, 1930 (Anura, Hylidae) from the Atlantic Forest of the state of Bahia, Northeastern Brazil. PeerJ, v. 8, JUN 23 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.

Please report errors in scientific publications list by writing to: