My previously published works include new spider species descriptions from the Azores and Madeira, faunistic studies in Madeira archipelago and the extinction risk assessment of the emblematic species Hogna ingens. Currently, I am a PhD student at the University of Barcelona supported by FCT (Portugal). I am conducting an integrative taxonomy study on Madeiran endemic spiders, with special focus on the genera Dysdera and Hogna. For this I intend to perform phylogenetic analyses of several genes, karyotype analysis, geometric morphometrics and other areas currently used to approach evolutionary insights on species-rich taxa in the Macaronesian archipelagos.
Spiders; Taxonomy; Dysdera; Macaronesia
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