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Vertebrate Paleontology and Animal Behavior Lab (LAPC)

Foundation: September 2014

Mission: to produce knowledge/provide information on fossil vertebrates (Vertebrate Paleontology) and unveil the behavior of present animals (Animal Behavior), with emphasis on fossil reptiles (former) and mammals/xenarthrans (latter). Consequently, to share this information with the broader community.

Address:

Lab 103-Delta Building

UFABC - SBC campus

Alameda da Universidade s/n

Anchieta - São Bernardo do Campo

09606-045

Research Group:

Research Areas:

- Vertebrate Paleontology

- Animal Behavior

Main Themes:

- Morphological, taxonomic and systematic study of fossil reptiles (emphasis in Pterosauria)

- Phylogenetic analysis

-Ecomorphology and behavior of vertebrates (emphasis in xenarthrans) 

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Lab Leader

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Fabiana R. Costa

Paleontology and Animal Behavior

Professor at UFABC / undergraduate courses. 

Professor at the Postgraduate Programme in Evolution and Diversity at UFABC. 

Former professor at UNIFESP. 

MSc and PhD degrees in Zoology at Museu Nacional / UFRJ

BCh degree in Biological Sciences at UNESP.

BCh degree in Translation at PUC-RJ.

BCh degree in Letters (Portuguese/English) at FAFI-Sete Lagoas.

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Natan Santos Brilhante

Paleontology

Research collaborator of LAPC on curatorship and preparation of material to be incorporated into the LAPC collection; co-advisor of undergraduate students.

PhD student at Museu Nacional / UFRJ.

MSc degree in Zoology at Museu Nacional / UFRJ.

BCh degree in Biological Sciences at UNIABC.

Research area: Vertebrate Paleontology (Dinosauria)

PhD thesis: Morphological Evolution of  Dromaeosauridae (Dinosauria, Theropoda)

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Rodrigo Vargas Pêgas

Paleontology 

PhD student at the Postgraduate Programme in Evolution and Diversity at UFABC. 

MSc degree in Zoology at Museu Nacional / UFRJ.

BCh degree in Biological Sciences at UERJ.

Research area: Vertebrate Paleontology (Pterosauria), 3D Modelling, Biomechanics. 

PhD thesis: Biomechanics of the wing stance during flight of Brasileodactylus sp. and Tapejara wellnhoferi (Pterosauria, Pterodactyloidea) and discussion on the evolution of flight in the group.

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Tainá Constância de França Pinto 

Paleontology

MSc student at the Postgraduate Programme in Evolution and Diversity at UFABC. 

Co-advisor: Professor Manuel Alfredo / UFMA.

BCh degree in Biological Sciences at UFMA.

Research area: Vertebrate Paleontology. 

MSc dissertation: Faciologic analysis and paleofaunistic study of Ravina Boca de Forno (Itapecuru Formation, Cretaceous, Parnaíba Basin), North of Maranhão.

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Alumni

BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

UFABC

       Vertebrate Paleontology

- Ana Flávia Bezerra de Oliveira 

- João Lucas da Silva (CNPq scholarship)

- Pedro Vinicius Lima 

        Animal Behavior

- Fernando Jara Facciole

- Marcella Marques Rosa

- Natalia Solano Opazo

External Students

        Vertebrate Paleontology

Denis Luiz Fernandes da Silva (USP)

- Gustavo Rodrigues (UNIFESP)

 

Junior students

- Guilherme Tunckus

- Gabriella Temperine Rosa (Junior scholarship)

Collaborators

- Yuri de Oliveira Nobre (UFSCAR)

- Gabriela Oliveira/Mat. Engineering (CNPq scholarship)

- Gabriela de Andrade Moreno/Biomedical Engineering (co-advisorship)

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LAPC Team members and collaborators

What's the difference between a member and a collaborator?

To be a member (lab students) you have to formally develop research in the lab; a collaborator helps in other tasks (e.g., field works, eventual material preparation, events, etc.) 

Our Collaborators

LAPC external collaborators

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- Alexander W. A. Kellner, PhD - UFRJ (Museu Nacional)

- André Piacentini Pinheiro, PhD - UERJ (São Gonçalo campus)

- Annie Scmaltz Hsiou, PhD - USP (Ribeirão Preto campus)

- Antônio Álamo Feitosa Saraiva, PhD - URCA

- Bortx Holgado Palacios, MS - UFRJ (Museu Nacional)

- Felipe Pinheiro, PhD - UNIPAMPA (São Gabriel campus)

Ivan Nunes, PhD - UNESP (coastal campus) 

- Kamila Luisa Nogueira Bandeira, MS - UFRJ (Museu Nacional)

- Lucy Gomes de Souza, PhD - UFRJ (Museu Nacional)

- Max Cardoso Langer, PhD - USP (Ribeirão Preto campus)

- Olavo Luppi Silva, PhD - UFABC (São Bernardo campus)

- Oscar Rocha-Barbosa, PhD - UERJ (Maracanã campus)

- Patrícia Sammarco Rosa, PhD (Lauro de Souza Lima Institute)

- Richard Buchmann de Oliveira, MS - UFES (Vitória campus)

- Taissa Rodrigues, PhD - UFES (Vitória campus)

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