Chile

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Chile
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Location
Region Americas
Subregion South America
BioRegion Neotropical Region
Diversity
Subfamilies 8
Genera 25
Endemic Genera 0
% Endemic Genera 0.0%
Species/Subspecies 73
Endemic Species 30
% Endemic Species 41.1%
Introduced Species 0

The following valid species and subspecies of ants are known to occur in Chile. Unidentified and undescribed species will be added to this list as identifications are verified and taxonomic revisions are published. This species list is based upon the effort of many ant collectors as well as myrmecologists who have published on the taxonomy of Chilean ants. Those who have specimen records that expand this list are encouraged to submit this information in the discussion section of the Chilean Ants web page. Please advise if any corrections are warranted.

Anoplolepis

Brachymyrmex

Camponotus

Crematogaster

Cylindromyrmex

Dorymyrmex

Fulakora

Heteroponera

Hypoponera

Lasiophanes

Linepithema

Monomorium

Myrmelachista

Neivamyrmex

Neoponera

Nylanderia

Oxyepoecus

Paratrechina

Patagonomyrmex

Pheidole

Pogonomyrmex

Pseudomyrmex

Solenopsis

Tapinoma

Tetramorium

REFERENCES

  • Cuezzo, Fabiana 2007. First record of the ant genus Oxyepoecus (Formicidae: Myrmicinae: Solenopsidini) in Chile, with remarks on its geographical range. Rev. Soc. Entomol. Argent. 66 (1-2): 165-167
  • Ettershank, G. 1965. A new species of Megalomyrmex from the Chilean Andes. Psyche 72: 55-58.
  • Goetsch, W. 1933. Chilenische Wüsten-, Steppen- und Wald-Ameisen. Sitzungsberichte der Gesellschaft für Morphologie und Physiologie in München 42: 27-35.
  • Goetsch, W. & Menozzi, C. 1935. Die Ameisen Chiles. Konowia 14: 94-102.
  • Menozzi, C. 1935c. Fauna Chilensis. 2 pars. Le formiche del Cile. Zoologische Jahrbücher. Abteilung für Systematik, Ökologie und Geographie der Tiere 67: 319-336.
  • Snelling, R.R. 1975. Descriptions of new Chilean ant taxa. Contributions in Science 274: 1-19
  • [1] Snelling, R.R. & Hunt, J.H.. 1975. The ants of Chile (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) Rev. Chilena Ent. 9: 63-129.
  • Spinola, M. 1851a. Insectos. Orden 7. Himenopteros (pp. 153-569). In Gay, C. Historia Fisica y Politica de Chile. Zoologia 6: 572 pp. Paris.