André Luiz Gomes de Carvalho

André Luiz Gomes de Carvalho
University of Washington Seattle | UW · Department of Biology

Ph.D.

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Introduction
Biologist interested in the systematics and evolution of Neotropical vertebrates, with a focus on reptiles and amphibians. Currently, a post-doctoral researcher working on phylogenomics and historical biogeography of South American lizards at the University of São Paulo (USP). Initiating a new research line about the evolution of integument and chemical communication in squamates.
Additional affiliations
November 2015 - present
University of São Paulo
Position
  • PostDoc Position
August 2011 - October 2015
American Museum of Natural History
Position
  • PhD Student
October 2007 - July 2011
Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro
Position
  • Collaborator
Education
September 2011 - October 2015
American Museum of Natural History
Field of study
  • Comparative Biology

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Publications (30)
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Chemical signalling is an essential component of the communication system of lizards, and epidermal glands are responsible for producing semiochemicals that regulate many behavioural interactions. Two types of epidermal glands have been previously described for lizards: follicular and generation glands. Generation glands are characterized by the ag...
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In this study we describe Tropidurus azurduyae, a new species of lizard endemic to the Andes. This species is restricted to inter-Andean dry valleys of central and southern Bolivia, within the ecoregion known as Bolivian Montane Dry Forests. It is currently known from the departments of Chuquisaca, Cochabamba, Potosí, and Santa Cruz, where it range...
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Understanding how we built our knowledge on species descriptions is especially important in biodiversity hotspots, since those regions potentially harbour many undescribed-endemic species that are already threatened by intensification of human activities. We compiled an extensive dataset on anuran, lizard, and snake assemblages in the Atlantic Fore...
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These data correspond to information on average description year of anuran, lizard, and snake species in multiple localities in the Atlantic Forest biodiversity hotspot, as well as data on geographic and socioeconomic variables that potentially explain species discovery trends. More specifically, we provided data on 376 species assemblages of anura...
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The Andes Mountains particularly the forests along the mid-elevations of their eastern and western slopes, are a hotspot of biodiversity (high numbers of species and endemics). Among mammals, rodents are a priority group for study in the Tropical Andes given their high diversity and often relatively small geographic ranges. Here, we use DNA barcodi...
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Tropidurus Wied, 1825, is one of the most ubiquitous lizard genera distributed in open habitats of tropical and subtropical South America. Nevertheless, the broad representation of specimens of this group in scientific collections is hardly reflected in our knowledge of its taxo- nomic diversity. Most species currently assigned to Tropidurus began...
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Tropidurus Wied, 1825, is one of the most ubiquitous lizard genera endemic to South America. Herpetologists from different regions of the continent have progressively mapped new populations, including undescribed species hidden under widely distributed nominal taxa. Cur- rently, four monophyletic species groups are recognized in Tropidurus (T. boge...
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Restingas are highly threatened coastal ecosystems located in the Atlantic Forest domain that host a great diversity of plants, including many endemics. Though expanding transportation infrastructure and real estate development have rapidly destroyed extensive portions of natural restinga landscapes along the entire Brazilian coast, comparative phe...
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This study describes and analyzes the distribution of the lizard genus Tropidurus based on an updated database and the current taxonomy. General distributional patterns and endemism are identified, the distributions of several species are expanded and previous failures in the determination of specific names are corrected. I provide distributional m...
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Based on comprehensive distributional records of the 23 species currently assigned to the lizard genus Tropidurus, we investigated patterns of endemism and area relationships in South America. Two biogeographic methods were applied, Parsimony Analysis of Endemicity (PAE) and Brooks Parsimony Analysis (BPA). Two areas of endemism were detected by PA...
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We describe Scinax pombali sp. n. a new species of treefrog of the Scinax catharinae group from Serra da Canastra, municipality of Capitólio (20o36’03’’S, 46o17’34.9’’W, 987 m a.s.l.), located in the Cerrado domains of the State of Minas Gerais, Southeastern Brazil. The new species is characterized by its small size, blotches and color pattern on d...
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Darwin and Wallace, in the mid-nineteenth century, were the first to document examples of natural selection acting on island dwellers. A century later a pattern of morphological differences among organisms on islands was coined the ‘island rule’, which states that on islands species with small individuals tend toward gigantism and large individuals...
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Among vertebrates, anuran amphibians represent the highest number of species associated with bromeliads and possess a range of ecological, behavioral, and morphological specializations to life in these plants. Despite the importance of bromeliads as biodiversity amplifiers, and their diversity in some habitats, studies of the relationship between a...
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This work presents a floristic study of Sapindaceae in the Marambaia Restinga, Rio de Janeiro (between 23°04’S, 44°00’W and 23°02’S, 44°34’W). We recorded six genera and 14 species: one shrubby-arboreal Allophylus puberulus (Cambess.) Radlk.; two arboreal Cupania emarginata Cambess. and Matayba intermedia Radlk.; one arching herb Cardiospermum cori...
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We report the results of a seven-year survey of the anurans of Marambaia, in the State of Rio de Janeiro, southeastern Brazil, where 24 species were recorded. The species represented nine families: Hylidae (10 species), Bufonidae (3), Leptodactylidae (3), Hylodidae (2), Microhylidae (2), Craugastoridae (1), Centrolenidae (1), Cycloramphidae (1), an...
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The morphometric analysis suggested an invasion-structured pattern, with two distinct groups of species in the community: the "ground-runners", composed of animals with robust bodies and long limbs, represented by Tropidurus torquatus (Wied, 1820), Ameiva ameiva (Linnaeus, 1758), Liolaemus lutzae Mertens, 1938, Cnemidophorus littoralis Rocha, Arauj...
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This work presents the results of a survey of the lizard species that occur in Marambaia, RJ. Twelve species of lizards, distributed in seven families were registered. Teiidae is the richest family (3 spp.), followed by Gekkonidae (2), Scincidae (2), Tropiduridae (2), Gymnophthalmidae (1), Leiosauridae (1), and Polychrotidae (1). The lizard fauna o...
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We compared the effects of habitat disturbance on the feeding ecology of two local populations of Tropidurus torquatus (Wied, 1820) in restinga habitats on Ilha da Marambaia, Southeastern Brazil. Both populations presented a relatively diverse diet and differ in the number (DMax = 0.22, DF = 2, p = 0.00) and volume of prey consumed (DMax = 0.82, DF...
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Este estudo apresenta os resultados de um inventário da fauna de lagartos da Marambaia, RJ. Foram registradas 12 espécies de lagartos, distribuídas em sete famílias. Teiidae é a família mais rica (3 spp.), seguida por Gekkonidae (2), Scincidae (2), e Tropiduridae (2), Gymnophthalmidae (1), Leiosauridae (1) e Polychrotidae (1). A composição da comun...
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This study concerns the patterns of parasitism by the larvae of Eutrombicula alfreddugesi (Oudemans, 1910) on three species of Tropidurus Wied, 1820 from Cerrado habitats of Central Brazil: T. oreadicus Rodrigues, 1987 (n= 97), T. itambere (n = 85) and T. torquatus (Wied, 1820) (two samples n = 75, n = 23). The highest prevalence value was observed...

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To describe and explain macroecological and biogeographical patterns of tropical vertebrates through compositional, phylogenetic, and functional diversity approaches.
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To map the number of undescribed species (Linnean shortfall) of terrestrial vertebrates globally, in addition to understand factors driving the variation of this biodiversity shortfall in different regions of the planet.