Pseudomyrmex rufiventris

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Pseudomyrmex rufiventris
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Pseudomyrmecinae
Genus: Pseudomyrmex
Species: P. rufiventris
Binomial name
Pseudomyrmex rufiventris
(Forel, 1911)

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Specimen labels

Identification

Ward (1989) - Although obviously closely related to ‘’Pseudomyrmex euryblemma’’ (= P. kurokii) (q.v.), P. rufiventris appears to be distinct enough to warrant specific status. The head of the queen and worker is covered with dense, punctulate-coriarious sculpture which renders it opaque; this may be contrasted with a weaker puncticulate sculpture and sublucid appearance in P. euryblemma.

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Paraguay (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Biology

Castes

Queen

Male

Nomenclature

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

  • rufiventris. Pseudomyrma kurokii var. rufiventris Forel, 1911e: 275 (q.) PARAGUAY. Combination in Pseudomyrmex: Kempf, 1972a: 220. Raised to species: Ward, 1989: 442.

Description

Type Material

Syntype queen, San Bernardino, Paraguay (K. Fiebrig) (Zoologische Staatssammlung, Munich) [Examined].

References

  • Forel, A. 1911e. Ameisen des Herrn Prof. v. Ihering aus Brasilien (Sao Paulo usw.) nebst einigen anderen aus Südamerika und Afrika (Hym.). Dtsch. Entomol. Z. 1911: 285-312 (page 275, queen described)
  • Kempf, W. W. 1972b. Catálogo abreviado das formigas da regia~o Neotropical. Stud. Entomol. 15: 3-344 (page 220, Combination in Pseudomyrmex)
  • Ward, P. S. 1989a. Systematic studies on pseudomyrmecine ants: revision of the Pseudomyrmex oculatus and P. subtilissimus species groups, with taxonomic comments on other species. Quaest. Entomol. 25: 393-468 (page 442, Raised to species)