DZUP-Formicidae - Coleção Entomológica Pe. Jesus Santiago Moure
Universidade Federal do Paraná
Deparamento de Zoologia
Curitiba - Paraná

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Until 2013, the collection of Formicidae of the Entomological Collection Padre Jesus Santiago Moure of the Federal University of Paraná (DZUP) was represented by only four entomological drawers, with just under 600 specimens. After the arrilval of Dr. Rodrigo M. Feitosa in the Department of Zoology, the established agreements and the fieldwork of the Laboratory of Ant Systematics and Biology significantly increased the representativeness of the collection. The DZUP quickly became a reference institution for the deposit of material testimony of myrmecological studies in Brazil and abroad. It is worth mentioning the close relationship with the mythical collections of the Museum of Zoology of the University of São Paulo, which is curated by Dr. Carlos Roberto Ferreira Brandão and CEPLAC's Laboratory of Mirmecology in Ilhéus, Bahia, whose curator is Dr. Jacques Delabie. Finally, the arrival of the renowned myrmecologist Dr. John Lattke to UFPR was also of great importance for the incorporation of material representative of ants collected in different regions of the world in the DZUP. Thus, the ants collection went from the initial four drawers and about 600 specimens to the current 110 drawers and about 23,000 copies, with continuous growth.

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The data of the Entomological Collection Father Jesus Santiago Moure are available for inspection and use, provided they meet the following conditions: 1) responsible for the collection should be notified for any use of the data for analysis or reports, 2) the data, even partial can not be reprocessed, sold, or redistributed in any form without explicit written permission of the responsible collection, 3) any use of the information in publications or analyzes should be acknowledged, with due indication of source of original records; 4) a copy of any publication that records are cited must be sent to the curator responsible. 5) users and their institutions are responsible for the appropriate use of information, 6) the Entomological Collection Father Jesus Santiago Moure and its team gives no warranty of accuracy in identification of specimens and associated data. The users are responsible for evaluate the taxonomist who identified the material, its experience and knowledge in the group in question.

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