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Evolutionary restrictions in the skull of Caniforms (Carnivora)

Grant number: 13/22042-7
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): April 06, 2014
Effective date (End): April 05, 2015
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Genetics - Quantitative Genetics
Principal researcher:Gabriel Henrique Marroig Zambonato
Grantee:Fábio de Andrade Machado
Supervisor abroad: Elizabeth R. Dumont
Home Institution: Instituto de Biociências (IB). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Research place: University of Massachusetts, Amherst (UMass Amherst), United States  
Associated to the scholarship:11/21674-4 - Evolutionary consequences of morphological integration in the skull and mandible of Caniformia (Carnivora; Mammalia), BP.DR


The ongoing doctorate project intends to use quantitative genetic theory to evaluate the impacts of evolutionary restrictions on the morphological diversification of the skull in Caniforms (Carnivora). The present internship proposal has two main objectives: firstly, to allow data gathering at four large North American museums of natural history in order to obtain a base data-set to fulfill the needs of the thesis; secondly, to undergo a supervised internship on morphological evolution, comparative methods and biomechanics. (AU)

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Scientific publications (6)
(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.
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.
CARVALHO, ANDRE L. G.; SENA, MARCO A.; PELOSO, PEDRO L. V.; MACHADO, FABIO A.; MONTESINOS, RACHEL; SILVA, HELIO R.; CAMPBELL, GWYNETH; RODRIGUES, MIGUEL T. A new Tropidurus (Tropiduridae) from the semiarid Brazilian Caatinga: evidence for conflicting signal between mitochondrial and nuclear loci affecting the phylogenetic reconstruction of South American collared lizards. American Museum Novitates, n. 3852, p. 1-66, FEB 20 2016. Web of Science Citations: 7.

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