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Evolutionary consequences of morphological integration in the skull and mandible of Caniformia (Carnivora; Mammalia)

Grant number: 11/21674-4
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2012
Effective date (End): January 05, 2017
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Genetics - Quantitative Genetics
Principal researcher:Gabriel Henrique Marroig Zambonato
Grantee:Fábio de Andrade Machado
Home Institution: Instituto de Biociências (IB). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:11/14295-7 - Modularity and its evolutionary consequences, AP.TEM
Associated scholarship(s):13/22042-7 - Evolutionary restrictions in the skull of Caniforms (Carnivora), BE.EP.DR


Differences in the pattern of morphological integration can influence directly or indirectly the action of natural selection, affecting macroevolutionary patterns of a lineage. In the present project I propose the investigation of the effect of the magnitude of morphological integration in the skull on the phenotypic diversification within Caniformia, a phenotypically and ecologically diversified group, employing morphometrics, quantitative genetics and phylogenetic comparative methods. Thus, I intend to evaluate if it is possible to predict patterns of diversification and phenotypic space occupation from patterns of morphological integration (AU)

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Scientific publications (9)
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
MACHADO, FABIO ANDRADE. Selection and Constraints in the Ecomorphological Adaptive Evolution of the Skull of Living Canidae (Carnivora, Mammalia). American Naturalist, v. 196, n. 2, p. 197-215, AUG 1 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.
MACHADO, FABIO ANDRADE; TETA, PABLO. Morphometric analysis of skull shape reveals unprecedented diversity of African Canidae. JOURNAL OF MAMMALOGY, v. 101, n. 2, p. 349-360, APR 8 2020. Web of Science Citations: 1.
MACHADO, FABIO A.; HUBBE, ALEX; MELO, DIOGO; PORTO, ARTHUR; MARROIG, GABRIEL. Measuring the magnitude of morphological integration: The effect of differences in morphometric representations and the inclusion of size. Evolution, OCT 2019. Web of Science Citations: 1.
SILVA, FERNANDA MAGALHAES; DA COSTA PRUDENTE, ANA LUCIA; MACHADO, FABIO ANDRADE; SANTOS, MARINA MEIRELES; ZAHER, HUSSAM; HINGST-ZAHER, ERIKA. Aquatic adaptations in a Neotropical coral snake: A study of morphological convergence. JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGICAL SYSTEMATICS AND EVOLUTIONARY RESEARCH, v. 56, n. 3, p. 382-394, AUG 2018. Web of Science Citations: 5.
ANDRADE MACHADO, FABIO; GONCALVES ZAHN, THIAGO MACEK; MARROIG, GABRIEL. Evolution of morphological integration in the skull of Carnivora (Mammalia): Changes in Canidae lead to increased evolutionary potential of facial traits. Evolution, v. 72, n. 7, p. 1399-1419, JUL 2018. Web of Science Citations: 10.
MIRANDA, FLAVIA R.; CASALI, DANIEL M.; PERINI, FERNANDO A.; MACHADO, FABIO A.; SANTOS, FABRICIO R. Taxonomic review of the genus Cyclopes Gray, 1821 (Xenarthra: Pilosa), with the revalidation and description of new species. ZOOLOGICAL JOURNAL OF THE LINNEAN SOCIETY, v. 183, n. 3, p. 687-721, JUL 2018. Web of Science Citations: 6.
DOS SANTOS, MARINA MEIRELES; DA SILVA, FERNANDA MAGALHAES; HINGST-ZAHER, ERIKA; MACHADO, FABIO ANDRADE; ZAHER, HUSSAM EL DINE; DA COSTA PRUDENTE, ANA LUCIA. Cranial adaptations for feeding on snails in species of Sibynomorphus (Dipsadidae: Dipsadinae). ZOOLOGY, v. 120, p. 24-30, FEB 2017. Web of Science Citations: 5.
SIMON, MONIQUE NOUAILHETAS; MACHADO, FABIO ANDRADE; MARROIG, GABRIEL. High evolutionary constraints limited adaptive responses to past climate changes in toad skulls. PROCEEDINGS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY B-BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, v. 283, n. 1841 OCT 26 2016. Web of Science Citations: 9.
FAUSTO, SIBELE; MACHADO, FABIO A.; BENTO, LUIZ FERNANDO J.; IAMARINO, ATILA; NAHAS, TATIANA R.; MUNGER, DAVID S. Research Blogging: Indexing and Registering the Change in Science 2.0. PLoS One, v. 7, n. 12 DEC 12 2012. Web of Science Citations: 45.
Academic Publications
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MACHADO, Fábio de Andrade. Evolutionary consequences of morphological integration in the skull of Caniformia (Carnivora; Mammalia). 2017. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Instituto de Biociências (IBIOC/SB) São Paulo.

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