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Department ofVertebrate Zoology

Division of Mammals

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    Ricardo Moratelli
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow

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  • E-mail: moratellir[at]si.edu

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Curriculum vitae
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Education

Ph.D. (Zoology): Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, 2008
M.S. (Animal Biology): Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro, 2003
B.S. (Biology): Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro, 2000

Research Interests

I am a wildlife biologist, with Master's and PhD degrees in Zoology. I work as a scientist for the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz), where I created and coordinate the Biodiversity Program of the Atlantic Forest Fiocruz Campus. My interest is in Mammalogy, and my research extends through different topics in zoology, biogeography, ecology, animal health, and conservation biology. My main projects are focused on (i) the systematics, biogeography, ecology, natural history and conservation of Neotropical bats; (ii) ecology of zoonotic diseases associated with mammals; and (iii) mammalian surveys and conservation in the Rio de Janeiro Atlantic Forest. I have served as subject editor (taxonomy) for the Bulletin of the Brazilian Society of Mammalogy, and member of the Taxonomic Working Group, IUCN Bat Specialist Group. I also served as president of the Brazilian Bat Research Society from 2010 to 2013, and coordinator of its Education Committee from 2011 to 2013. For this Committee I organized trainings in taxonomy and taxidermy for students and professionals from different regions of Brazil.

Recent Publications

Dias, Daniela, Esberard, Carlos L. and Moratelli, Ricardo. 2013. A new species of Lonchophylla (Chiroptera, Phyllostomidae) from the Atlantic Forest of southeastern Brazil, with comments on L. bokermanni. Zootaxa, 3722(3): 347-360.

Moratelli, Ricardo, Gardner, Alfred L., Oliveira, João A. and Wilson, Don E. 2013. Review of Myotis (Chiroptera, Vespertilionidae) from northern South America, with the description of a new species. American Museum Novitates, 3780: 1-36.

Moratelli, Ricardo and Wilson, Don E. 2013. Distribution and natural history of Myotis lavali (Chiroptera, Vespertilionidae). Journal of Mammalogy, 94(3): 650-656. doi:10.1644/12-MAMM-A-257.1

Moratelli, Ricardo. 2013. Review of: Evolutionary History of Bats: Fossils, Molecules and Morphology. Journal of Mammalogy , 94(2): 520-521. http://dx.doi.org/10.1644/12-MAMM-R-305

Moratelli, Ricardo. 2012. Myotis simus (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae). Mammalian Species, 44(1): 26-32. http://dx.doi.org/10.1644/892.1

Moratelli, Ricardo and Oliveira, João A. 2011. Morphometric and morphological variation in South American populations of Myotis albescens (Chiroptera, Vespertilionidae). Zoologia, 28(6): 789-806. doi: 10.1590/S1984-46702011000600013

Moratelli, Ricardo and Wilson, Don E. 2011. The identity of Myotis punensis (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae). Zoologia, 28(1): 115-121. doi.org/10.1590/S1984-46702011000100016

Moratelli, Ricardo and Wilson, Don E. 2011. A new species of Myotis Kaup, 1829 (Chiroptera, Vespertilionidae) from Ecuador. Mammalian Biology, 76(5): 608-614. doi.org/10.1016/j.mambio.2010.10.003

Moratelli, Ricardo, Andreazzi, Cecília S., Oliveira, João A. and Cordeiro, José Luís P. 2011. Current and potential distribution of Myotis simus (Chiroptera, Vespertilionidae). Mammalia, 75: 227-234. doi: 10.1515/mamm.2011.028

Moratelli, Ricardo, Peracchi, Adriano L., Dias, Daniela and Oliveira, João A. 2011. Geographic variation in South American populations of Myotis nigricans (Schinz, 1821) (Chiroptera, Vespertilionidae), with the description of two new species. Mammalian Biology, 76: 592-607. doi.org/10.1016/j.mambio.2011.01.003

Moratelli, Ricardo, Peracchi, Adriano L. and Oliveira, João A. 2011. Morphometric and morphological variation in Myotis simus Thomas (Chiroptera, Vespertilionidae), with an appraisal of the identity of Myotis guaycuru Proença based on the analysis of the type material. Zootaxa, 2985: 41-54.

Moratelli, Ricardo, Dias, Dias and Bonvicino, Cibele R. 2010. Estrutura e análise zoogeográfica de uma taxocenose de morcegos no norte do Estado do Amazonas, Brasil. Chiroptera Neotropical, 16: 661-671.

Moratelli, Ricardo and Morielle-Versute, Eliana. 2007. Métodos e aplicações da citogenética na taxonomia de morcegos brasileiros. In: Reis, Nélio R., Peracchi, Adriano L., Pedro, Wagner A. and Lima, Isaac P., Morcegos Brasileiros. Londrina: Editora da Universidade Estadual de Londrina, pp. 197-218.

Nogueira, Marcelo R., Peracchi, Adriano L., Moratelli, Ricardo. 2007. Subfamília Phyllostominae. In: Reis, Nélio R., Peracchi, Adriano L., Pedro, Wagner A. and Lima, Isaac P., Morcegos Brasileiros. Londrina: Editora da Universidade Estadual de Londrina, pp. 61-98.

Moratelli, Ricardo, Peracchi, Adriano L. 2007. Morcegos (Mammalia, Chiroptera) do Parque Nacional da Serra dos Órgãos. In: Cronemberger, Cecília and Viveiros-de-Castro, Ernesto B., Ciência e Conservação na Serra dos Órgãos. Brasília: IBAMA, PP. 193-210.

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