Ectomomyrmex simillimus

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Ectomomyrmex simillimus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Ectomomyrmex
Species: E. simillimus
Binomial name
Ectomomyrmex simillimus
(Donisthorpe, 1949)

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Distribution

Distribution based on type material

New Guinea (type locality).

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Biology

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Nomenclature

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

  • simillimus. Bothroponera simillima Donisthorpe, 1949b: 490 (w.q.) NEW GUINEA. [Unresolved junior secondary homonym of Pachycondyla simillima Smith, above (Bolton, 1995b: 309).] Combination in Pachycondyla (Bothroponera): Donisthorpe, 1949c: 746; in Ectomomyrmex: Wilson, 1958d: 365; in Pachycondyla: Brown, in Bolton, 1995b: 309; in Bothroponera: Joma & Mackay, 2013: 2; in Ectomomyrmex: Schmidt & Shattuck, 2014: 194.

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

Holotype queen (badly damaged) in The Natural History Museum. Labelled “simillima Smith,” and “C.G. Hope” (= Cape of Good Hope, South Africa).

Description

References

  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1995a. [Untitled. Taxonomic changes in Pachycondyla attributed to Brown.] Pp. 302-311 in: Bolton, B. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 309, combination in Pachycondyla)
  • Donisthorpe, H. 1949b [1948]. A fifth instalment of the Ross Collection of ants from New Guinea. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 12(1): 487-506 (page 490, worker, queen described)
  • Donisthorpe, H. 1949c [1948]. A sixth instalment of the Ross Collection of ants from New Guinea. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 12(1): 744-759 (page 746, Combination in Pachycondyla [Unresolved junior secondary homonym of Pachycondyla simillima Smith](Bothroponera))
  • Wilson, E. O. 1958g. Studies on the ant fauna of Melanesia III. Rhytidoponera in western Melanesia and the Moluccas. IV. The tribe Ponerini. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 119: 303-371 (page 365, Combination in Ectomomyrmex)
  • Emery, C. 1892f [1891]. Voyage de M. Ch. Alluaud dans le territoire d'Assinie (Afrique occidentale) en juillet et août 1886. Formicides. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Fr. 60: 553-574 (page 557, Junior synonym of tarsata)
  • Mayr, G. 1886c. Notizen über die Formiciden-Sammlung des British Museum in London. Verh. K-K. Zool.-Bot. Ges. Wien 36: 353-368 (page 358, Combination in Paltothyreus)
  • Schmidt, C.A. & Shattuck, S.O. 2014. The higher classification of the ant subfamily Ponerinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), with a review of ponerine ecology and behavior. Zootaxa. 3817, 1–242 (doi:10.11646/zootaxa.3817.1.1)
  • Smith, F. 1858a. Catalogue of hymenopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part VI. Formicidae. London: British Museum, 216 pp. (page 105, pl. 7, fig. 17 queen described)
  • Wilson, E. O. 1958g. Studies on the ant fauna of Melanesia III. Rhytidoponera in western Melanesia and the Moluccas. IV. The tribe Ponerini. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 119:303-371.