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State of the art of Hyphessobrycon Durbin types (Characiformes, Characidae) of the European museums

Grant number: 12/03404-2
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Post-doctor
Effective date (Start): April 01, 2013
Effective date (End): July 31, 2013
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Zoology - Taxonomy of Recent Groups
Principal researcher:Francisco Langeani Neto
Grantee:Fernando Rogério de Carvalho
Supervisor abroad: Sonia Fisch-Muller
Home Institution: Instituto de Biociências, Letras e Ciências Exatas (IBILCE). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de São José do Rio Preto. São José do Rio Preto , SP, Brazil
Research place: Muséum d'histoire naturelle de la Ville de Genève, Switzerland  
Associated to the scholarship:11/11422-8 - Hyphessobrycon Durbin (Characiformes: Characidae) in the upper rio Paraná basin: taxonomy and systematic, BP.PD


First descriptions of fish of the South America, in particulary in Brazil, were done by European and North American researchers in the 18th century, derived of the big expeditions supported by the Brazilian emperors. So, all type specimens are deposited in the European and North American institutions. The exchange of this material with national institutions has been very hard, because there are restrictive law about biologic material importation, notwithstanding this material be kept on alcohol solution 70% and be inoffensive, offering no biological contamination. In this context, this project intend to visit the European museums (BMNH, IRSNB, MHNG, MNHN, MSNG, MTD, MZUT, NMW, NRM, SMF, ZMA, ZMB, ZMH, and ZMFK) with fish collections of Hyphessobrycon genus to do morphological analyses of the types, in special those which occur in the upper Paraná basin, besides of others Characidae types. The analyzed characters of these types material will allow the redescription of the species with current methodology, besides the solution about taxonomic questions related with the nomenclature of noun, as well as security to species identification. (AU)

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Scientific publications (7)
(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)
FERNANDO R. CARVALHO; LUISA M. SARMENTO-SOARES; RONALDO F. MARTINS-PINHEIRO. Redescription of Moenkhausia doceana(Steindachner, 1877) (Ostariophysi: Characiformes): a characid from the Northeastern Mata Atlântica ecoregion, Brazil. Neotropical Ichthyology, v. 12, n. 2, p. 377-388, . (12/03404-2, 11/11422-8)
CARVALHO, FERNANDO R.; SARMENTO-SOARES, LUISA M.; MARTINS-PINHEIRO, RONALDO F.. Redescription of Moenkhausia doceana (Steindachner, 1877) (Ostariophysi: Characiformes): a characid from the Northeastern Mata Atlantica ecoregion, Brazil. Neotropical Ichthyology, v. 12, n. 2, p. 377-388, . (11/11422-8, 12/03404-2)
CARVALHO, F. R.; CABECEIRA, F. G.; CARVALHO, L. N.. New species of Hyphessobrycon from the Rio Teles Pires, Rio Tapajos basin, Brazil (Ostariophysi, Characiformes). Journal of Fish Biology, v. 91, n. 3, p. 750-763, . (11/11422-8, 12/03404-2)
OTA, RENATA R.; CARVALHO, FERNANDO R.; PAVANELLI, CARLA S.. Taxonomic review of the Hyphessobrycon panamensis species-group (Characiformes: Characidae). Zootaxa, v. 4751, n. 3, p. 401-436, . (11/11422-8, 12/03404-2)
LIMA, F. C. T.; CAIRES, R. A.; CONDE-SALDANA, C. C.; MIRANDE, J. M.; CARVALHO, F. R.. A new miniature Pristella (Actinopterygii: Characiformes: Characidae) with reversed sexual dimorphism from the rio Tocantins and rio Sao Francisco basins, Brazil. CANADIAN JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, v. 99, n. 5, p. 339-348, . (19/16999-3, 12/03404-2, 11/51532-7, 13/20936-0, 07/02978-7, 11/11422-8, 17/12909-4, 18/09767-6)
CARVALHO, FERNANDO R.; MALABARBA, LUIZ R.. Redescription and osteology of Hyphessobrycon compressus (Meek) (Teleostei: Characidae), type species of the genus. Neotropical Ichthyology, v. 13, n. 3, p. 513-539, . (11/11422-8, 12/03404-2)

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