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Study of type material of Paraphasma Redtenbacher, 1906 and other genera in the tribe Stratocleini (Phasmatodea: Pseudophasmatidae: Stratocleinae)

Grant number: 17/08022-4
Support Opportunities:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): January 07, 2018
Effective date (End): February 18, 2018
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Zoology - Taxonomy of Recent Groups
Principal Investigator:Eliana Marques Cancello
Grantee:Pedro Ivo Chiquetto Machado
Supervisor: Susanne Randolf
Host Institution: Museu de Zoologia (MZ). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Research place: Naturhistorisches Museum Wien (NHM), Austria  
Associated to the scholarship:15/08808-2 - Taxonomic revision and phylogenetic analysis of Paraphasma Redtenbacher, 1906 (Phasmatodea: Pseudophasmatidae: Stratocleinae: Stratocleini), BP.DR


Paraphasma Redtenbacher, 1906 is a Neotropical genus of stick insects, currently comprising ten species of which eight are recorded from Brazil. As most Brazilian genera of stick insects, Paraphasma is poorly defined and presents a confused taxonomic status. For my doctoral project, I am working on a taxonomic revision and phylogenetic analysis of this genus.Types of most Paraphasma species are housed in three European Institutions: the Naturhistorisches Museum Wien (NHMW) (which holds type material of half of the species in the genus), the British Museum of Natural History (BMNH), and the Oxford University Museum of Natural History (OUMNH). I herein propose an internship in these institutions to study type specimens of Paraphasma and of other species important for the taxonomic revision, planning to work during four weeks in the NHMW (host institution) and one week in each of the other two museums. During the internship, I intend to confirm the identity of species, establish possible new synonyms and new combinations in Paraphasma, and redescribe species for which there is no material available in Brazilian collections. Additionally, it will be possible to examine type material of species in other genera of the tribe Stratocleini, which will be included as outgroup taxa in the phylogenetic analysis. (AU)

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(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)
CRISPINO, EDGAR B.; CHIQUETTO-MACHADO, I, PEDRO; ENGELKING, PHILLIP W.; CANCELLO, ELIANA M.. Contributions to the knowledge of Canuleius Stal (Phasmatodea: Heteronemiidae): taxonomy, morphology and notes on the biology of two species. Zootaxa, v. 4743, n. 4, p. 511-535, . (15/08808-2, 17/08022-4)
CHIQUETTO-MACHADO, I, PEDRO; CANCELLO, ELIANA M.. ladistic analysis of Paraphasma (Phasmatodea: Pseudophasmatidae) highlights the importance of the phallic organ for phasmid systematic. ZOOLOGICAL JOURNAL OF THE LINNEAN SOCIETY, v. 193, n. 1, p. 158-198, . (17/08022-4, 15/08808-2)

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