Brachymyrmex brevicornoeides

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Brachymyrmex brevicornoeides
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Myrmelachistini
Genus: Brachymyrmex
Species: B. brevicornoeides
Binomial name
Brachymyrmex brevicornoeides
Forel, 1914

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Specimen Labels




Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Argentina (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • brevicornoeides. Brachymyrmex patagonicus var. brevicornoeides Forel, 1914d: 287 (w.q.m.) ARGENTINA. Junior synonym of nigricans: Santschi, 1923b: 657 [brevicornoeides has priority as senior name, nigricans is its junior synonym: Bolton, 1995b: 81.]
  • nigricans. Brachymyrmex cordemoyi var. nigricans Santschi, 1916e: 395 (w.) ARGENTINA. [First available use of Brachymyrmex patagonicus st. cordemoyi var. nigricans Santschi, 1912e: 533; unavailable name.] Raised to species: Santschi, 1923b: 657. Junior synonym of brevicornoeides: Santschi, 1923b: 657 [nigricans incorrectly given as senior name, brevicornoeides has priority].



  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 81, catalogue)
  • Forel, A. 1914d. Formicides d'Afrique et d'Amérique nouveaux ou peu connus. Bull. Soc. Vaudoise Sci. Nat. 50: 211-288 (page 287, worker, queen, male described)
  • Santschi, F. 1923b. Revue des fourmis du genre Brachymyrmex Mayr. An. Mus. Nac. Hist. Nat. B. Aires 31: 650-678 (page 657, treated as junior synonym of nigricans (incorrect procedure as brevicornoeides is senior name and nigricans its junior synonym.)