Luiz Felipe Moretti Iniesta

Luiz Felipe Moretti Iniesta
University of São Paulo | USP · Department of Zoology (IB)

Doctor of Science

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Avian predators may represent an important selective pressure favouring the evolution of aposematic colouration in millipedes that present chemical defences. However, the role of their warning colouration in predator avoidance remains poorly explored under field conditions, especially in Neotropical forests. Thus, to evaluate the hypothesis of the...
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Glomeridesmus spelaeus n. sp., the first Glomeridesmida described from Brazil and only the second known troglobiont of the order, is described from iron caves of the Amazonian. This description is the first in the order Glomeridesmida since 1975, and also the first utilizing modern techniques like SEM. Numerous taxonomic characters, some employed i...
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Dobrodesmus mirabilis n. gen., n. sp. is described from a limestone cave in the state of Bahia, Brazil. The new species is unique among millipedes of the order Polydesmida in having 39+t rings in adult males, two rather than four spinnerets, and in its highly plesiomorphic gonopods, which resemble those of basal members of the orders Callipodida an...
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Millipedes are known by their importance in ecological systems, although some species are regarded as agricultural pests in some poly- or monocultures. Canola (Brassicaceae: Brassica spp.) is an important feedstock for biodiesel production and a potential ingredient in the food industry, but with several arthropod pests causing damage to its cultiv...
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Chelodesmidae is one of the most species rich families within the Myriapoda. However, little is known regarding their association with caves. We provide a list of all Chelodesmidae taxa reported from caves, map their worldwide distribution, and discuss the troglomorphic features of the group. A total of 25 species and subspecies from 20 genera and...
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Phylogenetic relationships of the suborder Cambalidea have been a well-known focus of discussion over the past 100 years. The most recent approach to the suborder is based on the morphology of the sexual structure of males and of the gnathochilarium. The phylogenetic interpretation of the gnathochilarium has been especially criticized due to the po...
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This study concerns the millipede genus Leptherpum Attems, 1931, which contains nine valid species distributed across the Amazonian rainforest of northeastern South America. The type species L. carinovatum (Attems, 1898) is reexamined based on the type material and high-resolution photographs, including the first scanning electron micrographs of th...
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Millipedes are well-known for their limited dispersal abilities with species restricted to mountains, islands, and patches of forest being important models for formulating and testing biogeographic hypotheses. The order Spirostreptida is composed of nearly 1,300 species distributed across the Afrotropical, Oriental, and Neotropical regions. The ord...
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The millipede Chondromorpha xanthotricha, supposedly native to Sri Lanka and southern India, is considered a pantropical species occurring in Southeast Asia, North America, Mesoamerica, the Caribbean, Central America and northern South America. Here we report the first record of this species for Brazil, in the central Amazon region of the country,...
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New records for the species Exallostreptus vanzolinii Hoffman, 1988 and Guaporeptus paradisius Hoffman, 1988, known only from the state of Rondônia, are made from the state of Mato Grosso, Brazil. Figures of gonopods, first and second leg-pair of males are provided. In addition, an updated list of 19 Spirostreptidae species from Mato Grosso is prov...
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The Portuguese millipede Ommatoiulus moreleti (Lucas, 1860) is widespread by commerce in Atlantic Islands, Australia, and South Africa, besides being regarded as a pest infesting plantations of vegetables and fruits. To date, the species has never been recorded in South America. In this study, we report for the first time the occurrence of O. morel...
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The millipede species Taulidesmella tabatinga is known from the border of Brazil with Peru and Colombia, Iquitos (Peru), and environs of Manaus (Brazil). Based on freshly collected material during the rainy season in 2014 along the Amazon River upriver from its confluence with the Negro River, we report a new record of T. tabatinga in floodplain fo...
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The present study provides historical and new records of the introduced millipedes species in Brazil, Oxidus gracilis (C.L. (Silvestri, 1896) (Julidae), and Rhinotus purpureus (Pocock, 1894) (Siphonotidae). Among the 27 federative units in Brazil, 21 states present at least one record of a non-native species. Orthomorpha coarctata was the most wide...
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This study concerns the diplopod genus Eucampesmella Schubart, 1955, widespread in Brazil. After this work, the genus includes 12 valid species, and three incertae sedis: E. pugiuncula (Schubart, 1946), E. brunnea Kraus, 1959 and E. schubarti Kraus, 1957. The type-species, Eucampesmella tricuspis (Attems, 1931), is redescribed based on the holotype...
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The genus Rhicnosthetus Hoffman, 2006 is revisited. Two new species from state of Mato Grosso, Brazil are described: Rhicnosthetus chagasi sp. nov. and Rhicnosthetus penabarbosai sp. nov. In addition, a new record for R. rondoni Hoffman, 2006, a key to males and a distribution map of all species are included.
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Chelodesmidae is one of the most diverse families belonging to the Polydesmida, comprising almost 800 described species distributed in 172 genera, 20 tribes and two subfamilies. Among the tribes within the Neotropical subfamily Chelodesminae, Arthrosolaenomeridini represents a very interesting group occurring in the Central-West region of Brazil. C...
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DISCUTIDA INTENSAMENTE NAS últimas décadas pela comunidade científica, a mudança do clima é ainda um dos temas globais mais carentes de informação por parte da população. Durante os anos nós cientistas temos enfrentado o desafio de divulgar essas informações e vimos neste livro a oportunidade ideal. Os textos que apresentamos nesta coletânea foram...
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The millipede Oxidus gracilis (C. L. Koch, 1847) is a cosmopolitan introduced species largely recorded in the southeast region of Brazil. The species is considered an agricultural pest with records in poly- or monocultures, and its influence on native communities of plants and invertebrates is still unknown in Brazil. From this perspective, a maxim...
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Physical features and lithology variations contribute to promoting changes in faunal composition and richness between caves in Neotropics. Cave lithology effects on biodiversity were reported to iron ore caves in Brazil, however, it is less clear to granitoid and quartzite caves. Hence, based on these two kinds of rocks we correlate invertebrates s...
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Este compêndio de trabalhos técnico-científicos elaborados na Gerência de Espeleologia e Tecnologia trata-se de uma síntese dos principais artigos publicados em periódicos nacionais e internacionais e congressos científicos entre os anos de 2018 e 2019. No intuito de se aprimorar os conhecimentos da dinâmica e funcionamento dos ecossistemas cavern...
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Erythraeidae Robineau-Desvoidy has 60 genera worldwide, of which Leptus Latreille has around 260 species described, with 15 of these recorded from Brazil. Here, we describe Leptus (Leptus) flechtmanni sp. n. from a cave in the state of Pará. Additional material attributed to this species is reported from other caves and also parasitizing a harvestm...
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Twenty caves located in a high altitudinal quartzite area in Brazil were examined for invertebrate richness and composition and in terms of environmental factors that determine community structure. We evaluate how distance, altitude, cave extension, environmental stability, number and size of cave entrances and stream presence can act on species co...
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The genus Holopodostreptus Carl, 1913 is a poorly known monotypic genus endemic to Ecuador. It differs from most other Pseudonannolenidae by a set of characteristics of the gnathochilarium and gonopods. Herein, we provide descriptive notes of males of H. braueri Carl, 1913 based on recently collected material. Females of the species are described f...
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The Amazonian genus Parastenonia Hoffman, 1977 is here revised. The species P. carajas sp. nov. is described from Brazilian iron-ore caves and P. aurae (Schubart, 1947) is considered junior synonym of P. parae (Cook, 1895). In addition, the known geographic distribution of the genus is presented with the inclusion of new occurrence data. http://www...
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A cladistic analysis of the genus Atlantodesmus Hoffman, 2000 is presented. With a total of 11 taxa and 30 morphological characters, and under implied weighting (k = 3), two equally most parsimonious trees (length = 58 steps; total fit = 23.150; CI = 0.64; RI = 0.64) recovered the monophyly of the genus. The resulting synapomorphies are: absence of...
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The edaphic fauna plays an important role in the organic matter dynamics of the soil. Millipeds (Diplopoda), centipeds (Chilopoda) and isopods (Isopoda) are among the main components of the soil fauna. Vegetation structure represents one of the main factors influencing composition and diversity of these species that inhabit leaf litter and soil, wh...
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The South American genus Heteropyge Silvestri, 1897 is revised, accommodating now six accepted species. Adults of the poorly known species Heteropyge araguayensis (Schubart, 1947) are described for the first time from near-topotypic material collected near the Araguaia River, state of Mato Grosso, Brazil. In addition, based on recent samplings and...
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The monotypic genus Plectrogonodesmus Hoffman, 2012 is revisited. Currently, the genus comprises only the species Plectrogonodesmus gounellei Brölemann, 1902, described based on a single male specimen. In this work, we describe the female for the first time, and complement the description of the males. Furthermore, a revised diagnosis for the genus...
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The chelodesmid genus Rupidesmus Schubart, 1952 is revised. Currently, the genus contains only Rupidesmus ruber Schubart, 1952, herein redescribed, and the new species Rupidesmus aclys n. sp., added. A revised diagnosis for the genus and a distribution map for the two species are provided.
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A checklist of the family Chelodesmidae Cook, 1895 (order Polydesmida) from state of São Paulo, Brazil has been performed based on literature and examined material from the collection of the Instituto Butantan, São Paulo (IBSP). A total of 15 genera (7 tribes and 5 genera considered incertae sedis) with 64 species are listed. Among these species, 3...
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A checklist of the family Chelodesmidae Cook, 1895 (order Polydesmida) from state of São Paulo, Brazil has been performed based on literature and examined material from the collection of the Instituto Butantan, São Paulo (IBSP). A total of 15 genera (7 tribes and 5 genera considered incertae sedis) with 64 species are listed. Among these species, 3...
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Dobrodesmus mirabilis n. gen., n. sp. is described from a limestone cave in the state of Bahia, Brazil. The new species is unique among millipedes of the order Polydesmida in having 39+t rings in adult males, two rather than four spinnerets, and in its highly plesiomorphic gonopods, which resemble those of basal members of the orders Callipodida an...
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A new species of Stemmiulus Gervais, 1844 is described from Amazonian iron ore caves located in Pará State, Brazil. The new species differs from the other Brazilian species by gonopod morphology, especially the angiocoxite and colpocoxite, and for the first pairs of legs of males. A key for the species of Stemmiulus found in Brazil is included.
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Pseudonannolene lundi n. sp., is described from Lapa Sem Fim Cave, a limestone cave from Luislândia municipality, Minas Gerais State, Brazil. The species is the eighth troglobitic millipede and the third of the genus Pseudonannolene described from Brazilian caves. Pseudonannolene lundi shows pronounced depigmentation and decrease of body size, as f...
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A new species of Stemmiulus Gervais, 1844 is described from Amazonian iron ore caves located in Pará State, Brazil. The new species differs from the other Brazilian species by gonopod morphology, especially the angiocoxite and colpocoxite, and for the first pairs of legs of males. A key for the species of Stemmiulus found in Brazil is included.
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Ten new species of Pseudonannolene Silvestri, 1895 are described from Brazilian limestone caves. The species are separated by the morphology of their gonopods and the processes of the first pair of legs of males. A pictorial identification key for the cave-dwelling species from Brazil is provided, besides comments on the distribution of the genus w...
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Pseudonannolene gogo sp. n. and Pseudonannolene rolamossa sp. n. are described from individuals collected from Brazilian iron ore caves, Minas Gerais state. The family Pseudonannolenidae is exclusively Neotropical and frequently found in caves of Brazil, from which 23 species are known. The new species are compared with its congeners and with other...
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Pseudonannolene ambuatinga n. sp. and Pseudonannolene saguassu n. sp. are described from individuals collected in limestone caves in the municipality of Pains, Minas Gerais, Brazil, which comprises a scenario of great conflict between speleological preservation and limestone extraction. The two species differ in their gonopod morphology and in size...
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Pseudonannolene spelaea n. sp. is the first strictly cave-dwelling species described for the family Pseudonannolenidae. It is found in iron ore caves in the Brazilian Amazon. The family Pseudonannolenidae is exclusively Neotropical and frequently found in caves of Brazil, from which 20 species are known. The new species is compared with its congene...
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Pseudonannolene spelaea n. sp. is the first strictly cave-dwelling species described for the family Pseudonannolenidae. It is found in iron ore caves in the Brazilian Amazon. The family Pseudonannolenidae is exclusively Neotropical and frequently found in caves of Brazil, from which 20 species are known. The new species is compared with its congene...
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Glomeridesmus spelaeus n. sp., the first Glomeridesmida described from Brazil and only the second known troglobiont of the order, is described from iron caves of the Amazonian. This description is the first in the order Glomeridesmida since 1975, and also the first utilizing modern techniques like SEM. Numerous taxonomic characters, some employed i...

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