Nebothriomyrmex

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Nebothriomyrmex
Nebothriomyrmex majeri
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dolichoderinae
Tribe: Leptomyrmecini
Genus: Nebothriomyrmex
Dubovikov, 2004
Type species
Nebothriomyrmex majeri
Diversity
1 species
(Species Checklist)

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Nebothriomyrmex majeri

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Specimen Label

Evolutionary Relationships
Dolichoderinae

Tapinomini
  (6 genera)





Bothriomyrmecini
  (5 genera)




Dolichoderini
  (1 genus)


Leptomyrmecini

Non-Austral genera (Azteca, Dorymyrmex, Forelius, Gracilidris, Leptomyrmex, Linepithema)





Doleromyrma





Anonychomyrma



Nebothriomyrmex







Papyrius




Philidris




Turneria




Ochetellus




Froggattella



Iridomyrmex













Based on Ward et al. 2010.

A monotypic genus, the sole species Nebothriomyrmex majeri is found in the SWBP

Identification

Dubovikov (2004) - Closely related to the genus Bothriomyrmex in habitus, but differs from it in the palpal index 6:4 (4:3, 2:3, or 2:2 in species of Bothriomyrmex) and in the presence of the median hypostoma (absent in Bothriomyrmex). Worker. Palpal index 6:4. Eyes small (with about 20 facets), situated near antennal sockets; simple ocelli absent. Antennae 12-segmented. Mandibules with 4 or 5 small teeth. Median hypostoma developed, without emargination. Metanotal depression deep. Main surface of propodeum situated distinctly below mesonotum.

Keys including this Genus

Distribution

Southwestern Australia.

World distribution based on political regions. View/Edit Data
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Species richness

Species richness by country based on regional taxon lists (countries with darker colours are more species-rich). View Data

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Biology

Castes

Only known from the worker caste.

Nomenclature

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

  • NEBOTHRIOMYRMEX [Dolichoderinae: Leptomyrmecini]
    • Nebothriomyrmex Dubovikov, 2004a: 522. Type-species: Nebothriomyrmex majeri, by original designation.

Etymology

The name of the new genus is formed by the negative prefex “ne” and the name of the genus Bothriomyrmex, to which specimens of the new species were erroneously referred previously.

References