Smith, F., 1860
Collected only a few times, little is know about the biology of Strumigenys mandibularis.
Bolton (2000) - A member of the mandibularis complex in the Strumigenys mandibularis-group. Only Strumigenys godmani approaches the size of mandibularis within the mandibularis-complex. The two are easily separated as the former lacks gastral sculpture and has the postpetiole disc markedly longer than broad.
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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.
- mandibularis. Strumigenys mandibularis Smith, F. 1860c: 72, pl. 4, figs. 6, 8, 10 (q., not w.; see Mayr, 1887: 574) BRAZIL. Senior synonym of batesi: Brown, 1953d: 53. See also: Donisthorpe, 1948h: 78; Bolton, 2000: 535.
- batesi. Strumigenys batesi Forel, 1911e: 264 (w.) BRAZIL. Junior synonym of mandibularis: Brown, 1953d: 53.
Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.
Bolton (2000) - HL 1.22, HW 1.23, CI 101, SL 0.67, SI 54, PW 0.64, AL 1.30 (measurements of a single damaged worker with mandibles missing; MI ca 40 by approximation from a queen). Characters of mandibularis-complex. Very large, broad headed species (see measurements). Pronotal dorsum more or less flat, bluntly marginate dorsolaterally. Mesonotum anterolaterally raised into a pair of broad, bluntly triangular prominences, the dorsum shallowly concave between them and almost vertical behind them. All dorsal surfaces of head, alitrunk and waist segments sharply densely reticulate-punctate. First gastral tergite blanketed with very fine dense longitudinal striolate sculpture. First gastral sternite with similar but less strongly defined sculpture. Disc of postpetiole about 1.24 X broader than long (maximum length 0.34, maximum width 0.42).
Bolton (2000) - Lectotype queen (designated by Brown, 1962b: 2 8) [workers excluded from type-series by Mayr, 1887: 574), BRAZIL: Sao Paulo (The Natural History Museum) [examined].
- Baroni Urbani, C. & De Andrade, M.L. 2007. The ant tribe Dacetini: limits and constituent genera, with descriptions of new species. Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale “G. Doria”. 99:1-191.
- Bolton, B. 1983. The Afrotropical dacetine ants (Formicidae). Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History). Entomology. 46:267-416. PDF
- Bolton, B. 2000. The ant tribe Dacetini. Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute. 65:1-1028. (page 535, catalogue)
- Brown, W. L., Jr. 1953. The neotropical species of the ant genus Strumigenys Fr. Smith: group of mandibularis Fr. Smith. Journal of the New York Entomological Society. 61:53-59. PDF (page 53, senior synonym of batesi)
- Brown, W. L., Jr. 1962c. The neotropical species of the ant genus Strumigenys Fr. Smith: synopsis and keys to the species. Psyche. 69:238-267. PDF
- Donisthorpe, H. 1948h. A redescription of the types of Strumigenys mandibularis F. Smith, and Cephaloxys capitata F. Smith. Psyche. 55:78-81. (page 78, see also)
- Mayr, G. 1887. Südamerikanische Formiciden. Verh. K-K. Zool.-Bot. Ges. Wien. 37:511-632. (page 574, see also)
- Smith, F. 1860c. Descriptions of new genera and species of exotic Hymenoptera. J. Entomol. 1:65-84. (page 72, pl. 4, figs. 6, 8, 10 queen described)