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Resurrection of Anopheles goeldii from synonymy with Anopheles nuneztovari (Diptera, Culicidae) and a new record for Anopheles dunhami in the Brazilian Amazon

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Calado, Daniela C. [1] ; Foster, Peter G. [2] ; Bergo, Eduardo S. [3] ; dos Santos, Cecilia L. S. [4] ; Galardo, Allan Kardec R. [5] ; Mureb Sallum, Maria Anice [1]
Total Authors: 6
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Dept Epidemiol, Fac Saude Publ, BR-01246904 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Nat Hist Museum, Dept Zool, London SW7 5BD - England
[3] Secretaria Estado Saude Sao Paulo, Araraquara, SP - Brazil
[4] Secretaria Estado Saude Sao Paulo, Inst Adolfo Lutz, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[5] Inst Pesquisas Cient & Tecnol Estado Amapa, Macapa, AP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 5
Document type: Journal article
Source: Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz; v. 103, n. 8, p. 791-799, DEC 2008.
Web of Science Citations: 24

Nucleotide sequences of the internal transcribed spacer 2 (ITS2) rDNA and partial sequences of the cytochrome c oxidase subunit I (COI) mtDNA and white gene nDNA were obtained from specimens of Anopheles nuneztovari A collected in Macapa (state of Amap), Obidos, Prainha and Almeirim (state of Para), Itacoatiara and Parintins (state of Amazonas), Brazil, and compared with previously published sequences of A. nuneztovari s.l. Results of the Bayesian phylogenetic analyses performed using either COI or combined ITS2, COI and white gene sequences suggest that An. nuneztovari B/C is distinct from specimens obtained in the Amazonas/Solimoes River basin. Anopheles goeldii, currently in synonymy with An. nuneztovari, was described from individuals collected in Belterra (= Fordlandia) in the Tapajos River, state of Para, Southern Amazonas River. Morphological comparisons of the characteristics of the male genitalia indicated that An. nuneztovari A and An. goeldii are similar but distinct from An. nuneztovari B/C by the apex of the aedeagus. In considering the results of the phylogenetic analyses and morphological comparisons, An. goeldii is resurrected from synonymy with An. nuneztovari. Additionally, Anopheles dunhami is reported for the first time in Parintins. This species can be distinguished from An. goeldii by characters of the male genitalia and molecular data. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 05/53973-0 - Systematics of the Anopheles (Nyssorhynchus) (Diptera: Culicidae)
Grantee:Maria Anice Mureb Sallum
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants