Myrmepomis

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Myrmepomis
Camponotus sericeiventris
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Subgenus: Myrmepomis
Forel, 1912
Type species
Formica sericeiventris, now Camponotus sericeiventris

Camponotus sericeiventris casent0173450 profile 1.jpg

Camponotus sericeiventris casent0173450 dorsal 1.jpg

Specimen labels

El Dorado Ants

Diagnosis. Emery (1925). - "Worker. - Large species; dimorphism pronounced. Head of majors large, broadly concave posteriorly, narrowed anteriorly; posterior concavity of head persists in small workers, but disappears among minims. Clypeus and frontal carinae as in Myrmoplatypus. Mesosomal dorsum continuous; pronotum marginate, with acute anterolateral teeth, more rarely shoulders rounded; mesonotum and dorsal propodeal face with continuous, sharp, and prominent carina which is unpaired and located medially. Petiolar scale large, with dorsal margin sharp; in anterior view, scale rounded or angular dorsally and dorsolaterally angled. Tarsi as in Myrmoplatypus. Queen. Head much like that of major. Humeral angles more or less prominent. Male. - Antennae and legs as in Myrmoplatypus. Petiole bidente.

Geographical distribution of species. From Mexico to Santa Catharina, Misiones, and Paraguay."

(Translated and edited by B. E. Boudinot, 19 February 2017.)


Myrmepomis is currently a subgenus of Camponotus.

Nomenclature

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

  • MYRMEPOMIS [subgenus of Camponotus]
    • Myrmepomis Forel, 1912i: 92 [as subgenus of Camponotus]. Type-species: Formica sericeiventris, by subsequent designation of Wheeler, W.M. 1913a: 81.
    • [Type-species not Formica fulvopilosa, unjustified subsequent designation by Forel, 1914a: 265.]
    • Myrmepomis senior synonym of Myrmolophus: Wheeler, W.M. 1921a: 17; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 705.
  • MYRMOLOPHUS [junior synonym of Myrmepomis]
    • Myrmolophus Emery, 1920b: 237 [as subgenus of Camponotus]. Type-species: Formica sericeiventris, by original designation.
    • Myrmolophus junior synonym of Myrmepomis: Wheeler, W.M. 1921a: 17.

References

  • Arnold, G. 1922. A monograph of the Formicidae of South Africa. Part V. Myrmicinae. Ann. S. Afr. Mus. 14: 579-674 (page 614, Myrmepomis as subgenus of Camponotus)
  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 116, Myrmepomis as subgenus of Camponotus)
  • Emery, C. 1920b. Le genre Camponotus Mayr. Nouvel essai de la subdivision en sous-genres. Rev. Zool. Afr. (Bruss.) 8: 229-260 (page 245, Myrmepomis as subgenus of Camponotus)
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 170, Myrmepomis as subgenus of Camponotus)
  • Forel, A. 1912j. Formicides néotropiques. Part VI. 5me sous-famille Camponotinae Forel. Mém. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 20: 59-92 (page 92, Myrmepomis as subgenus of Camponotus)
  • Forel, A. 1913l. Wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse einer Forschungsreise nach Ostindien ausgeführt im Auftrage der Kgl. Preuss. Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin von H. v. Buttel-Reepen. II. Ameisen aus Sumatra, Java, Malacca und Ceylon. Gesammelt von Herrn Prof. Dr. v. Zool. Jahrb. Abt. Syst. Geogr. Biol. Tiere 36: 1-148 (page 81, Type-species: Formica sericeiventris, by subsequent designation [Type-species not Formica fulvopilosa, unjustified subsequent designation by Forel, 1914a: 265.])
  • Forel, A. 1914a. Le genre Camponotus Mayr et les genres voisins. Rev. Suisse Zool. 22: 257-276 (page 265, Myrmepomis as subgenus of Camponotus)
  • Forel, A. 1917. Cadre synoptique actuel de la faune universelle des fourmis. Bull. Soc. Vaudoise Sci. Nat. 51: 229-253 (page 251, Myrmepomis as subgenus of Camponotus)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1922i. Ants of the American Museum Congo expedition. A contribution to the myrmecology of Africa. VII. Keys to the genera and subgenera of ants. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 45: 631-710 (page 705, Myrmepomis as subgenus of Camponotus; Myrmepomis senior synonym of Myrmolophus)