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Evolution of larval characters in Dendrobatoidea Cope, 1865 (Amphibia; Anura; Dendrobatidae & Aromobatidae)

Grant number: 13/20420-4
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): December 01, 2013
Effective date (End): May 16, 2018
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Zoology
Principal researcher:Taran Grant
Grantee:Pedro Henrique dos Santos Dias
Home Institution: Instituto de Biociências (IB). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):15/11239-0 - Morphological diversity in tadpoles of poison frogs (Dedrobatoidea: Dendrobatidae and Aromobatidae), BE.EP.DR


Recently, with the advancement and cheapening of molecular techniques, several morphological characters systems have been widely neglected in anuran systematics. Despite the value of larval characters have been largely demonstrated, they head the list of the underutilized morphological systems. The superfamily Dendrobatoidea is an exponent of such problem. Despite the hypothesis of phylogenetic relationships within Dendrobatoidea be quite stable and robust, information about the larval morphology evolution is scarce. The major aim of this study is to describe and access the evolution of several morphological systems derived from tadpoles. It is estimated the building of a matrix composed by 130 terminals and about 150-200 characters. Such data set will be evaluated under three different approaches: 1) by mapping the transformational series on existing topologies; 2) by using these characters to reconstruct the phylogeny of Dendrobatoidea in a parsimony analysis; and 3) add all phenotypic, karyological, behavioral and molecular data available and perform a total evidence analysis. It is expected to contribute to the taxonomy, identification and to the understanding of the evolution of the Dendrobatoidea tadpoles. (AU)

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Scientific publications (15)
(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)
RADA, MARCO; DOS SANTOS DIAS, PEDRO HENRIQUE; LUIS PEREZ-GONZALEZ, JOSE; ANGANOY-CRIOLLO, MARVIN; ALBERTO RUEDA-SOLANO, LUIS; ALEJANDRA PINTO-E, MARIA; MEJIA QUINTERO, LILIA; VARGAS-SALINAS, FERNANDO; GRANT, TARAN. The poverty of adult morphology: Bioacoustics, genetics, and internal tadpole morphology reveal a new species of glassfrog (Anura: Centrolenidae: Ikakogi) from the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Colombia. PLoS One, v. 14, n. 5, . (12/10000-5, 13/20420-4, 08/50928-1)
DOS SANTOS DIAS, PEDRO HENRIQUE; BRANDAO, ANA PAULA; GRANT, TARAN. The Buccopharyngeal Morphology of the Tadpole of Ameerega flavopicta (Anura: Dendrobatidae: Colostethinae), with a Redescription of its External Morphology. Herpetologica, v. 74, n. 4, p. 323-328, . (12/10000-5, 15/11239-0, 13/20420-4)
GRANT, TARAN; RADA, MARCO; ANGANOY-CRIOLLO, MARVIN; BATISTA, ABEL; DIAS, PEDRO HENRIQUE; JECKEL, ADRIANA MORIGUCHI; MACHADO, DENIS JACOB; RUEDA-ALMONACID, JOSE VICENTE. Phylogenetic Systematics of Dart-Poison Frogs and their Relatives Revisited (Anura: Dendrobatoidea). South American Journal of Herpetology, v. 12, n. 1, p. S1-S90, . (12/10000-5, 08/50928-1, 15/11239-0, 13/20420-4, 16/09999-9, 13/05958-8, 15/18654-2)
DIAS, PEDRO H. S.; ARAUJO-VIEIRA, KATYUSCIA; DE CARVALHO-E-SILVA, ANA MARIA P. T.; ORRICO, VICTOR G. D.. Larval anatomy of Dendropsophus decipiens (A. Lutz 1925) (Anura: Hylidae: Dendropsophini) with considerations to larvae of this genus. PLoS One, v. 14, n. 7, . (13/50741-7, 13/20420-4, 13/20423-3, 15/11239-0, 14/50342-8, 12/10000-5, 12/12500-5)
DOS SANTOS DIAS, PEDRO HENRIQUE; CANDIOTI, FLORENCIA VERA; SABBAG, ARIADNE FARES; COLACO, GUSTAVO; DA SILVA, HELIO RICARDO; HADDAD, CELIO F. BAPTISTA; TELLES DE CARVALHO-E-SILVA, ANA MARIA PAULINO; GRANT, TARAN. Life on the edge: Tadpoles of Cycloramphidae (Amphibia; Anura), anatomy, systematics, functional morphology, and comments on the evolution of semiterrestrial tadpoles. JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGICAL SYSTEMATICS AND EVOLUTIONARY RESEARCH, v. 59, n. 6, p. 1297-1321, . (18/15425-0, 13/50741-7, 15/11239-0, 12/10000-5, 13/20420-4)
DIAS, PEDRO HENRIQUE; ANGANOY-CRIOLLO, MARVIN; RADA, MARCO; GRANT, TARAN. Comparative larval buccopharyngeal morphology of two glass frog species (Anura: Centrolenidae: Vitreorana). ZOOLOGISCHER ANZEIGER, v. 289, p. 118-122, . (13/20420-4, 12/10000-5)
DIAS, PEDRO HENRIQUE DOS SANTOS; ANGANOY-CRIOLLO, MARVIN; RADA, MARCO; GRANT, TARAN. The tadpoles of the funnel-mouthed dendrobatids (Anura: Dendrobatidae: Colostethinae: Silverstoneia): external morphology, musculoskeletal anatomy, buccopharyngeal cavity, and new synapomorphies. JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGICAL SYSTEMATICS AND EVOLUTIONARY RESEARCH, v. 59, n. 3, . (15/11239-0, 18/15425-0, 13/20420-4, 12/10000-5)
DOS SANTOS DIAS, PEDRO HENRIQUE; MONGIN-AQUINO, MARCELLE; VERA CANDIOTI, FLORENCIA; PAULINE TELLES DE CARVALHO-E-SILVA, ANA MARIA; BAETA, DELLO. Internal Larval Morphology of Two Species of Shining Leaf Frogs (Anura: Phyllomedusidae: Phasmahyla). South American Journal of Herpetology, v. 13, n. 1, p. 44-53, . (12/10000-5, 13/50741-7, 14/50342-8, 08/50928-1, 12/25370-2, 13/20420-4)
DOS SANTOS DIAS, PEDRO HENRIQUE; ANGANOY-CRIOLLO, MARVIN; GUAYASAMIN, JUAN M.; GRANT, TARAN. The Tadpole of Epipedobates darwinwallacei Cisneros-Heredia and Yanez-Munoz, 2011 (Dendrobatidae: Colostethinae), with New Synapomorphies for Epipedobates. South American Journal of Herpetology, v. 13, n. 1, p. 54-63, . (12/10000-5, 15/11239-0, 13/20420-4)
BLOTTO, BORIS L.; PEREYRA, MARTIN O.; FAIVOVICH, JULIAN; DOS SANTOS DIAS, PEDRO HENRIQUE; GRANT, TARAN. Concentrated evolutionary novelties in the foot musculature of Odontophrynidae (Anura: Neobatrachia), with comments on adaptations for burrowing. Zootaxa, v. 4258, n. 5, p. 425-442, . (12/10000-5, 13/20423-3, 13/50741-7, 15/11237-7, 13/20420-4)
DUARTE-MARIN, SEBASTIAN; GONZALEZ-ACOSTA, CRISTIAN C.; SANTOS DIAS, PEDRO HENRIQUE; ARIAS-ALVAREZ, GUSTAVO A.; VARGAS-SALINAS, FERNANDO. Advertisement call, tadpole morphology, and other natural history aspects of the threatened poison frog Andinobates daleswansoni (Dendrobatidae). Journal of Natural History, v. 54, n. 45-46, p. 3005-3030, . (15/11239-0, 13/20420-4, 12/10000-5)
DIAZ-RICAURTE, JUAN C.; CAROLINE GUEVARA-MOLINA, ESTEFANY. orphological and molecular data reveal new country records and distribution extensions of some glassfrogs (Anura: Centrolenidae) for Colombi. Studies on Neotropical Fauna and Environment, v. 57, n. 1, . (08/50928-1, 12/10000-5, 13/20420-4)
Academic Publications
(References retrieved automatically from State of São Paulo Research Institutions)
DIAS, Pedro Henrique dos Santos. Evolution of larval characteres in Dendrobatoidea Cope, 1865 (Amphibia; Anura; Dendrobatidae & Aromobatidae). 2018. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Instituto de Biociências (IBIOC/SB) São Paulo.

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