Peru

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Peru
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Location
Region Americas
Subregion South America
BioRegion Neotropical Region
Diversity
Subfamilies 12
Genera 84
Endemic Genera 0
% Endemic Genera 0.0%
Species/Subspecies 536
Endemic Species 66
% Endemic Species 12.3%
Introduced Species 0

The following 392 valid species and subspecies of ants are known to occur in Peru. Unidentified and undescribed species will be added to this list as identifications are verified and taxonomic revisions are published. This species list is based upon the effort of many ant collectors as well as myrmecologists who have published on the taxonomy of Peruvian ants. Those who have specimen records that expand this list are encouraged to submit this information in the discussion section of the Peruvian Ants web page. Please advise if any corrections are warranted.

Acanthognathus

Acanthoponera

Acanthostichus

Acromyrmex

Acropyga

Adelomyrmex

Allomerus

Anochetus

Apterostigma

Atta

Azteca

Brachymyrmex

Camponotus

Carebara

Centromyrmex

Cephalotes

Cheliomyrmex

Crematogaster

Cryptopone

Cylindromyrmex

Cyphomyrmex

Daceton

Dinoponera

Discothyrea

Dolichoderus

Dorymyrmex

Eciton

Ectatomma

Eurhopalothrix

Fulakora

Gigantiops

Gnamptogenys

Hylomyrma

Hypoponera

Kalathomyrmex

Kempfidris

Labidus

Lachnomyrmex

Leptogenys

Linepithema

Mayaponera

Megalomyrmex

Monomorium

Mycocepurus

Mycetosoritis

Myrmelachista

Myrmicocrypta

Neivamyrmex

Neoponera

Nesomyrmex

Nomamyrmex

Nylanderia

Ochetomyrmex

Octostruma

Odontomachus

Oxyepoecus

Pachycondyla

Paraponera

Paratrechina

Pheidole

Platythyrea

Pogonomyrmex

Prionopelta

Probolomyrmex

Procryptocerus

Protalaridris

Pseudomyrmex

Pseudoponera

Rasopone

Rogeria

Sericomyrmex

Simopelta

Solenopsis

Stegomyrmex

Strumigenys

Tapinoma

Tatuidris

Tetramorium

Thaumatomyrmex

Trachymyrmex

Tranopelta

Typhlomyrmex

Wasmannia

Xenomyrmex

Uncertain species

The following species were described from Peru but their true identities are currently unknown.

REFERENCES

  • Bezdeckova, K. P. Bezdecka and I. Machar 2015. A checklist of the ants (Hymenoptera:Formicidae) of Peru. Zootaxa 4020 (1): 101-133.
  • Guenard, B. and E. Economo 2015. Additions to the checklist of the ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Peru. Zootaxa 4040 (2): 225-235.