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A revision of Evaniscus (Hymenoptera, Evaniidae) using ontology-based semantic phenotype annotation

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Mullins, Patricia L. [1] ; Kawada, Ricardo [2] ; Bahoff, James P. [3, 4] ; Deans, Andrew R. [1, 5]
Total Authors: 4
[1] N Carolina State Univ, Dept Entomol, Raleigh, NC 27695 - USA
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, Museu Zool, BR-04263000 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[3] Natl Evolutionary Synth Ctr, Durham, NC - USA
[4] Univ N Carolina, Dept Biol, Chapel Hill, NC - USA
[5] Penn State Univ, Dept Entomol, University Pk, PA 16802 - USA
Total Affiliations: 5
Document type: Journal article
Source: ZOOKEYS; n. 223, p. 1-38, 2012.
Web of Science Citations: 14

The Neotropical evaniid genus Evaniscus Szepligeti currently includes six species. Two new species are described, Evaniscus lansdownei Mullins, sp. n. from Colombia and Brazil and E. rafaeli Kawada, sp. n. from Brazil. Evaniscus sulcigenis Roman, syn. n., is synonymized under E. rufithorax Enderlein. An identification key to species of Evaniscus is provided. Thirty-five parsimony informative morphological characters are analyzed for six ingroup and four outgroup taxa. A topology resulting in a monophyletic Evaniscus is presented with E. tibialis and E. rafaeli as sister to the remaining Evaniscus species. The Hymenoptera Anatomy Ontology and other relevant biomedical ontologies are employed to create semantic phenotype statements in Entity-Quality (EQ) format for species descriptions. This approach is an early effort to formalize species descriptions and to make descriptive data available to other domains. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 08/04661-3 - Taxonomic revision of ensign wasp genus Hyptia (Hymenoptera: Evaniidae)
Grantee:Ricardo Kawada
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate