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PhD (2019) with double-degree in Sciences (Comparative Biology emphasis) from FFCLRP-University of São Paulo (FFCLRP-USP) and in Geosciences from Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Germany, co-advised by Prof. Dr. Max C. Langer (Ribeirão Preto), and Prof. Dr. Madelaine Böhme (Tübingen). MSc (2015) in Sciences (Comparative Biology emphasis) and BSc (2011) in Biology from FFCLRP-USP advised by Prof. Dr. Max C. Langer. During the MSc I did an internship at the Museo Paleontológico Egidio Feruglio (MPEF), Trelew, Argentina, supervised by Dra. Juliana Sterli. My research interest focus on the morphology and evolution of reptiles, especially turtles, using quantitative approaches, such as morphospace, biogeography and geometric morphometrics, and virtual paleontology, such as computed tomography, 3D digital reconstructions and finite-element analyses. (Source: Lattes Curriculum)
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|History of side-necked turtle diversification revealed|
This project aims to characterize and explore the macroevolutionary patterns of Testudinata (turtles, tortoises and terrapins), a reptile group with a long evolutionary history (cc. 220 myrs.), a rich fossil record and a (relatively) great taxonomic and ecomorphologic diversity, both for extant and extinct taxa. As general objectives, the project intends to explore the morphological evo...
Due to the great amount of anatomical changes in those animals, the Testudines (turtles and tortoises) offer an excellent opportunity for studying the body plan evolution in vertebrates. Besides its uncertain relationships among the Amniota, the relationships among the Testudines themselves remain also poorly resolved, which makes the knowledge about the different lineages morphologies ...
Though neglected for a long time, one of the two lineages of Testudines (turtles and tortoises) the Pleurodira has been attracting the researchers, whose articles usually deal with descriptions of new species (extant and extinct), behavior or feeding habits, or phylogenetic analyzes of one of the subgroups of Pleurodira, Chelidae or Pelomedusoides, the latter subdivided in two lineages ...
Turtles have a primarily anapsid skull, which was modified several times during the evolution of crown-Testudines, resulting in reductions of skull covering called emarginations. Many factors have been suggested to explain the origin and function of those, such as the jaw adductor musculature arrangement. Similarly, all Testudines have an enlarged otic capsule that reduces the space ins...
New pleurodiran taxa have been described based on fragmented or uncompleted post-cranial materials. At the same time, based on a non-verified hypothesis that the chelonian post-cranium (especially the shell) are very homoplastic, most of the pleurodiran phylogenetic analysis are poor in post-cranial characters. This contradiction reflects a lack of knowledge of the chelonian post-craniu...
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FERREIRA, Gabriel de Souza. Evolução e filogenia de Pleurodira (Testudines) com a descrição de uma nova espécie de Bairdemys (Podocnemidae) do Mioceno médio da Venezuela. 2015. Dissertação (Mestrado) - Faculdade de Filosofia, Ciências e Letras de Ribeirão Preto. Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Ribeirão Preto. (12/11604-1)
FERREIRA, Gabriel de Souza. Padrões de evolução morfológica no crânio das tartarugas: contribuições da paleontologia digital, neuroanatomia e biomecânica. 2019. Tese (Doutorado) – Faculdade de Filosofia, Ciências e Letras de Ribeirão Preto. Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Ribeirão Preto. (14/25379-5)