Brachymyrmex cordemoyi

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Brachymyrmex cordemoyi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Myrmelachistini
Genus: Brachymyrmex
Species: B. cordemoyi
Binomial name
Brachymyrmex cordemoyi
Forel, 1895

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Specimen labels




Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Comoros, United Republic of Tanzania.
Malagasy Region: Madagascar, Mauritius, Réunion (type locality), Seychelles.
Neotropical Region: Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guyana, Lesser Antilles, Paraguay, Suriname, Venezuela.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Sharaf et al. (2016) discuss this species introduced to Saudi Arabia: This species was found nesting in soil at the base of a date palm tree (Phoenix dactylifera L.) in King Saud University campus, Riyadh. Specimens were collected by sifting the soil which was a mixture of sandy clay, with much decaying organic material. Workers were found about 8 cm deep in the soil. Other ant species collected with B. cordemoyi included: Solenopsis saudiensis, Nylanderia jaegerskioeldi Tapinoma simrothi and Cardiocondyla mauritanica.



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

  • cordemoyi. Brachymyrmex patagonicus var. cordemoyi Forel, 1895a: 49 (w.) REUNION I. Emery, 1906c: 180 (q.m.). Raised to species: Emery, 1906c: 179. Subspecies of patagonicus: Forel, 1908c: 399; Forel, 1912k: 165; Santschi, 1912e: 533. Revived status as species: Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 1036; Emery, 1925b: 41. Current subspecies: nominal plus distinctus.



  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 82, catalogue)
  • Emery, C. 1906c [1905]. Studi sulle formiche della fauna neotropica. XXVI. Bull. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 37: 107-194 (page 180, queen, male described)
  • Emery, C. 1906c [1905]. Studi sulle formiche della fauna neotropica. XXVI. Bull. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 37: 107-194 (page 179, raised to species)
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 41, raised to species)
  • Forel, A. 1895a. Nouvelles fourmis de diverses provenances, surtout d'Australie. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 39: 41-49 (page 49, worker described)
  • Forel, A. 1908h. Ameisen aus Sao Paulo (Brasilien), Paraguay etc. gesammelt von Prof. Herm. v. Ihering, Dr. Lutz, Dr. Fiebrig, etc. Verh. K-K. Zool.-Bot. Ges. Wien 58: 340-418 (page 399, Subspecies of patagonicus)
  • Forel, A. 1912l. The Percy Sladen Trust Expedition to the Indian Ocean in 1905, under the leadership of Mr. J. Stanley Gardiner, M.A. Volume 4. No. XI. Fourmis des Seychelles et des Aldabras, reçues de M. Hugh Scott. Trans. Linn. Soc. Lond. Zool. (2) 15: (page 165, Subspecies of patagonicus)
  • Moretti, T.C., Quiran, E.M. et al. 2011. Pycnoscelus surinamensis (Linnaeus, 1758) (Blaberoidea: Blaberidae), a cockroach with a possible association with the ant Brachymyrmex cordemoyi Forel, 1895 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) and which may be exhibiting a domiciliation trend. Symbiosis 53: 37–39 (DOI 10.1007/s13199-010-0101-3).
  • Santschi, F. 1912e. Quelques fourmis de l'Amérique australe. Rev. Suisse Zool. 20: 519-534 (page 533, Subspecies of patagonicus)
  • Sharaf, M.R., Salman, S., Aldhafer, H.M., Yousef, A.F.A., Aldawood, A.S. 2016. First occurrence of the ant genus Brachymyrmex Mayr, 1868 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Sociobiology 63: 800-803 (DOI 10.13102/sociobiology.v63i2.981).
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1922k. Ants of the American Museum Congo expedition. A contribution to the myrmecology of Africa. IX. A synonymic list of the ants of the Malagasy region. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 4 45: 1005-1055 (page 1036, raised to species)