Anochetus bispinosus

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Anochetus bispinosus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Anochetus
Species: A. bispinosus
Binomial name
Anochetus bispinosus
(Smith, F., 1858)

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Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Bolivia, Brazil (type locality), Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname.

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Nomenclature

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

  • bispinosus. Odontomachus bispinosus Smith, F. 1858b: 199 (w.) BRAZIL. Combination in Stenomyrmex: Mayr, 1886c: 361; in Anochetus: Dalla Torre, 1893: 47. See also: Brown, 1976a: 103.

The following notes on F. Smith type specimens have been provided by Barry Bolton (details):

Odontomachus bispinosus

Holotype worker in The Natural History Museum. Labelled “Ega” and “58/6.” Acc. Reg.: “1858 no. 6 Amazon (Ega on the Riv.) purchased of Stevens.”

In the original description Smith mentions that the ant was accompanied by a beetle (“a species of Cylistes”) but at some time in the past the card on which they were both mounted has been divided, and the beetle removed.

Description

References

  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1976c. Contributions toward a reclassification of the Formicidae. Part VI. Ponerinae, tribe Ponerini, subtribe Odontomachiti. Section A. Introduction, subtribal characters. Genus Odontomachus. Stud. Entomol. 19: 67-171 (page 103, see also)
  • Dalla Torre, K. W. von. 1893. Catalogus Hymenopterorum hucusque descriptorum systematicus et synonymicus. Vol. 7. Formicidae (Heterogyna). Leipzig: W. Engelmann, 289 pp. (page 47, Combination in Anochetus)
  • Mayr, G. 1886c. Notizen über die Formiciden-Sammlung des British Museum in London. Verh. K-K. Zool.-Bot. Ges. Wien 36: 353-368 (page 361, Combination in Stenomyrmex)
  • Smith, F. 1858a. Catalogue of hymenopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part VI. Formicidae. London: British Museum, 216 pp. (page 199, worker described)