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Taxonomy and phylogeography of Pionus maximiliani complex (Aves: Psittacidae)

Grant number: 15/19533-4
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): May 01, 2016
Effective date (End): September 12, 2017
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Zoology - Taxonomy of Recent Groups
Principal Investigator:Luís Fábio Silveira
Grantee:Cristiane Silva Apolinario dos Santos
Host Institution: Museu de Zoologia (MZ). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):16/17879-3 - Phylogeographic analysis of Pionus maximiliani (Kuhl, 1820) species complex: testing the genetic continuity between populations of the open habitat corridor and the Atlantic Forest., BE.EP.MS


Pionus maximiliani is a parrot species widely distributed which occurs from northeastern Brazil to north Argentina. Is a polytypic species with four subspecies currently accepted: Pionus maximiliani maximiliani, P. maximiliani siy, P. maximiliani melanoblepharus e P. maximiliani lacerus. Species range is still poor known although some studies has been conducted but it was restricted to morphological characters or when using molecular characters, the sampling was limited and not aimed to conduct a rigorous review of the complex. The objetive of this work is to review the taxonomy of Pionus maximiliani and analyze the phylogeography to test congruence between lineages and biomes. Futhermore, to compare the phylogeography to morphological and vocal analysis. Thus, it will be analyzed skins in plumage coloration and morphometrics while the vocal characters will be analyzed in quantitative and qualitative perspectives. Phylogeography will be done using maximum likelihood and Bayesian analysis in addiction AMOVA and Mantel's test also will be used. Times divergences between clades will be estimated using the molecular clock. (AU)

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SANTOS, Cristiane Silva Apolinario dos. Taxonomy and phylogeography of the Pionus maximiliani species complex (Kuhl, 1820)(Aves: Psittacidae). 2017. Master's Dissertation - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Instituto de Biociências (IBIOC/SB) São Paulo.

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