Ectatomma brunneum

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Ectatomma brunneum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ectatomminae
Tribe: Ectatommini
Genus: Ectatomma
Species: E. brunneum
Binomial name
Ectatomma brunneum
Smith, F., 1858

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Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil (type locality), Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname.

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The above specimen data are provided by AntWeb. Please see Ectatomma brunneum for further details

Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • quadridens. Formica quadridens Fabricius, 1793: 362 (w.) FRENCH GUIANA. [Junior primary homonym of Formica quadridens De Geer, 1773: 609 (now in Cephalotes).] Junior synonym and hence first available replacement name: Ectatomma brunnea Smith, F. 1858b: 103; designated by Bolton, 1995b: 187. Mann, 1916: 405 (m.); Santschi, 1921g: 83 (q.); Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1952a: 131 (l.). Combination in Ectatomma: Mayr, 1862: 732. Senior synonym of brunnea: Roger, 1860: 307.
  • brunneum. Ectatomma brunnea Smith, F. 1858b: 103 (w.q.) BRAZIL. Junior synonym of quadridens: Roger, 1860: 307, and hence first available replacement name for Formica quadridens Fabricius, 1793: 362. [Junior primary homonym of Formica quadridens De Geer, 1773: 609 (now in Cephalotes).]; designated by Bolton, 1995b: 186.

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

Ectatomma brunnea

Syntype worker in The Natural History Museum. “Santarem” (Brazil). The syntype queen can not be positively identified. In The Natural History Museum there is another worker and another queen, also from the type-locality of Santarem, but the worker has passed through the Farren White collection.

Description

References

  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 186, Junior synonym and hence first available replacement name: Ectatomma brunnea )
  • Fabricius, J. C. 1793. Entomologia systematica emendata et aucta. Secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, adjectis synonimis, locis observationibus, descriptionibus. Tome 2. Hafniae [= Copenhagen]: C. G. Proft, 519 pp. (page 362, first available replacement name for Formica quadridens )
  • Roger, J. 1860. Die Ponera-artigen Ameisen. Berl. Entomol. Z. 4: 278-312 (page 307, Junior synonym of quadridens: and hence first available replacement name for Formica quadridens)
  • Smith, F. 1858a. Catalogue of hymenopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part VI. Formicidae. London: British Museum, 216 pp. (page 103, worker, queen described)