Trinidad and Tobago

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Trinidad and Tobago
Karibik Trinidad und Tobago Position.png
Location
Region Americas
Subregion Caribbean
BioRegion Neotropical Region
Diversity
Subfamilies 10
Genera 65
Endemic Genera 0
% Endemic Genera 0.0%
Species/Subspecies 276
Endemic Species 11
% Endemic Species 4.0%
Introduced Species 3

Trinidad is a continental island of about 4800 km2 off the northern coast of South America. Together with Tobago (about 300 km2) and some associated very small islands, it forms the national territory of Trinidad & Tobago. Biotically, the two islands are set apart from the oceanic Lesser and Greater Antilles to the north, having a greater affinity to northern South America. The climate and seasonality of Trinidad & Tobago are typical of the humid tropics north of the Equator. Topography is slight, with no hill reaching 1000 m, and the predominant native vegetation is rain forest

The following valid species and subspecies of ants are known to occur in Trinidad & Tobago. 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 Trinidad & Tobago ants. Those who have specimen records that expand this list are encouraged to submit this information in the discussion section of the Trinidad & Tobago Ants web page.

Acanthognathus

Acanthoponera

Acromyrmex

Acropyga

Anochetus

Apterostigma

Atta

Azteca

Basiceros

Brachymyrmex

Camponotus

Carebara

Centromyrmex

Cephalotes

Cerapachys

Crematogaster

Cyphomyrmex

Daceton

Discothyrea

Dolichoderus

Eciton

Ectatomma

Eurhopalothrix

Fulakora

Gnamptogenys

Hylomyrma

Hypoponera

Lachnomyrmex

Lasiophanes

Leptogenys

Linepithema

Mayaponera

Megalomyrmex

Monomorium

Mycetophylax

Mycocepurus

Myrmicocrypta

Neivamyrmex

Neoponera

Nesomyrmex

Nomamyrmex

Nylanderia

Octostruma

Odontomachus

Pachycondyla

Paratrechina

Pheidole

Platythyrea

Prionopelta

Procryptocerus

Pseudomyrmex

Pseudoponera

Rasopone

Rogeria

Sericomyrmex

Solenopsis

Strumigenys

Talaridris

Tapinoma

Tetramorium

Trachymyrmex

Tranopelta

Trichomyrmex

Wasmannia

REFERENCES

  • [1] Christopher K. Starr and Allan Hook. The Aculeate Hymneoptera of Trinidad, West Indies.

Lattke, J.E. 1991. Studies of neotropical Amblyopone Erichson (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Contributions in Science (Los Angeles) (418):1-7.

Kempf, W.W. 1972. Catálogo abreviado das formigas da Região Neotropical (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Studia Entomologica 15:3-344