Metapone sauteri

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Metapone sauteri
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Metapone
Species: M. sauteri
Binomial name
Metapone sauteri
Forel, 1912

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Specimen Labels

Known only from the holotype queen.

Identification

Head relatively narrow (HW 1.54, CI 68). Petiolar node in dorsal view more than twice as long as wide, with strong posterolateral tooth-like projections. Subpetiolar extension a long, low subrectangular, translucent lamina extending back almost to the subpetiolar angle; the latter acutely spine-like in lateral view. (Taiwan, gyne only, Figs 28–33)

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Oriental Region: Taiwan (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • sauteri. Metapone sauteri Forel, 1912m: 763 (q.) TAIWAN. [Also described as new by Forel, 1913f: 189.] See also: Wheeler, W.M. 1919h: 182.

Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.

Description

Queen

General and diagnostic features as in original description (Forel, 1912), the key to Asian species above and relevant figures. Subpetiolar extension lamellate, more-or-less evenly translucent, about twice as long as deep, very obtusely rounded-subangulate at the summit, with less-obtuse rounded angles at either shoulder; base extending back almost to the subpetiolar angle, which is drawn to an acute tooth, barely a spine. Posterior subpetiolar face acutely triangular in oblique view, with a minute barely translucent marginal carina. Dimensions: HL 2.27; HW (across eyes) 1.54; CI 68; PetW 1.13; MSL 3.60.

Type Material

Gyne; Type locality: Sokutsu, Banshoryo District, Taiwan. The type locality is frequently cited for Taiwanese specimens collected by Sauter; its exact location has apparently never been determined.

References