Ancyridris rupicapra

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Ancyridris rupicapra
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Ancyridris
Species: A. rupicapra
Binomial name
Ancyridris rupicapra
(Stitz, 1938)

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Specimen Label

This ant is one of two species of Ancyridris. It is known from a single type specimen.

Identification

The hooked end of the long propodeal spines, curved towards the head, and the rearward bending elongate petiole spines are a distinctive feature of both species of this genus. Beyond this the genus is similar to Aphaenogaster or certain worker forms of Pheidole.

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: New Guinea (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Biology

Castes

Known only from the worker caste.

Nomenclature

The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • rupicapra. Pheidole (Pheidolacanthinus) rupicapra Stitz, 1938: 99, fig. 1 (w.) NEW GUINEA. Combination in Ancyridris: Bolton, 1995b: 63.

Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.

Description

Stitz 1938 page 99
Stitz 1938 page 100

References

  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 63, Combination in Ancyridris: new combination)
  • Stitz, H. 1938. Neue Ameisen aus dem indo-malayischen Gebiet. Sitzungsber. Ges. Naturforsch. Freunde Berl. 1938: 99-122 (page 99, fig. 1 worker described)