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New Records and Potential Distribution of the Ant Gracilidris pombero Wild & Cuezzo (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)

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Koch, E. B. A. [1, 2] ; Correia, J. P. S. O. [3] ; Menezes, R. S. T. [4, 5] ; Silvestrini, R. A. [6] ; Delabie, J. H. C. [1] ; Vasconcelos, H. L. [6]
Total Authors: 6
[1] Comissao Execut Plano Lavoura Cacaueira, Lab Mirmecol, Ctr Pesquisas Cacau, Ilheus, BA - Brazil
[2] Univ Fed Bahia, Programa Posgrad Ecol & Biomonitoramento, Salvador, BA - Brazil
[3] Fundacao Oswaldo Cruz, Inst Oswaldo Cruz, Programa Posgrad Biodiversidade & Saude, Rio De Janeiro, RJ - Brazil
[4] Smithsonian Inst, Dept Entomol, Natl Museum Nat Hist, NHB 169, Washington, DC 20560 - USA
[5] Univ Sao Paulo FFCLRP USP, Dept Biol, Fac Filosofia Ciencias & Letras, Ribeirao Preto, SP - Brazil
[6] Univ Fed Uberlandia, Inst Biol, Uberlandia, MG - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 6
Document type: Journal article
Source: Sociobiology; v. 65, n. 3, p. 375-382, SEP 2018.
Web of Science Citations: 0

Gracilidris pombero Wild \& Cuezzo, 2006 is an ant that remains poorly studied. Endemic from South America, its geographical distribution is known from few and scattered collection points. In this study, we present new occurrence records of G. pombero obtained through extensive collections along the Cerrado biome and the Atlantic Forest of northeastern Brazil. Based on the new and existing occurrence records we produced a model of the geographic distribution of G. pombero. Modelling method was chosen based on maximization of model performance after evaluating a series of modelling approaches, including different parametrizations of the Maxent algorithm and distinct runs of the GARP algorithm. We found a total of 43 new records of G. pombero in Brazil, including the first records of this species in the states of Goias, Mato Grosso do Sul, Piaui, Sergipe and Tocantins. Based on our model, the areas of highest suitability of occurrence of G. pombero are located in two main zones in South America: one ranging from midwestern Brazil to southeastern Bolivia and Paraguay; and the other spanning the south of Brazil and Uruguay. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 15/02432-0 - Organization and chromosomal evolution of repetitive elements in genomes of social wasps
Grantee:Rodolpho Santos Telles de Menezes
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 16/21098-7 - Bridging chromosomal evolution and diversification in neotropical swarm-founding wasps through phylogenomics
Grantee:Rodolpho Santos Telles de Menezes
Support type: Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Post-doctor