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Systematic review and phylogenetic analysis of Caramana Mello-Leitão, 1935 (Opiliones: Gonyleptoidea: Cryptogeobiidae)

Grant number: 17/19624-5
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2018
Effective date (End): June 30, 2019
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Zoology
Cooperation agreement: Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES)
Principal Investigator:Cibele Bragagnolo
Grantee:Rogério Barros
Home Institution: Instituto de Ciências Ambientais, Químicas e Farmacêuticas (ICAQF). Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP). Campus Diadema. Diadema , SP, Brazil


Gonyleptoidea is one of the most numerous superfamily of Laniatores, with about 2.000 species distributed by the neotropical region. Recently Cryptogeobiidae has been described as part of Gonyleptoidea, with approximately 50 species. After the new organization and the creation of the new family, many groups need revisions to provide support and establish their relationship. This study aims to review the genusCamarana (Gonyleptoidea: Cryptogeobiidae) to test their monophyly, establish relationships among species through a cladistic analysis and to describe possible new species/genera. The revision becomes essential since it was never performed for the genus and the new phylogenetic proposal of the family indicates that Camarana is paraphyletic. (AU)