Acanthognathus ocellatus

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Acanthognathus ocellatus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Acanthognathus
Species: A. ocellatus
Binomial name
Acanthognathus ocellatus
Mayr, 1887

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Specimen label information

At a Glance • Ergatoid queen  

 

Identification

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Brazil (type locality), Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela.


Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Biology

Castes

Ergatoid queens occur as well as winged queens (Silva & Brandao 2014).

Nomenclature

The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • ocellatus. Acanthognathus ocellatus Mayr, 1887: 579 (w.) BRAZIL (Santa Catarina).
    • Type-material: holotype worker.
    • Type-locality: Brazil: Sta Catharina (Hetschko).
    • Type-depository: MSNG.
    • Mann, 1916: 452 (q); Silva, T.S.R. & Brandão, 2014: 164 (ergatoid q.).
    • Status as species: Dalla Torre, 1893: 148; Forel, 1895b: 136; Mann, 1916: 452; Santschi, 1922b: 353; Emery, 1924d: 318; Borgmeier, 1927c: 120; Smith, M.R. 1944c: 150 (in key); Kempf, 1958g: 553; Kempf, 1964e: 67; Brown & Kempf, 1969: 95 (redescription); Kempf, 1972a: 9; Kempf, 1975a: 412; Brandão, 1991: 322; Bolton, 1995b: 53; Bolton, 1999: 1652; Bolton, 2000: 16; Sosa-Calvo, et al. 2006: 820; Galvis & Fernández, 2009: 246; Sosa-Calvo, et al. 2010: 39 (in key); Branstetter & Sáenz, 2012: 256; Silva, T.S.R. & Brandão, 2014: 164; Bezděčková, et al. 2015: 114; Fernández & Serna, 2019: 831.
    • Distribution: Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Guyana, Panama, Peru, Trinidad, Venezuela.

Description

References

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  • Dalla Torre, K. W. von. 1893. Catalogus Hymenopterorum hucusque descriptorum systematicus et synonymicus. Vol. 7. Formicidae (Heterogyna). Leipzig: W. Engelmann, 289 pp. (page 148, catalogue)
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  • Kempf, W. W. 1958g. The ants of the tribe Dacetini in the State of Sao Paulo, Brazil, with the description of a new species of Strumigenys. (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Stud. Entomol. (n.s.) 1: 553-560 (page 553, redescription of worker and queen)
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  • Mann, W. M. 1916. The Stanford Expedition to Brazil, 1911, John C. Branner, Director. The ants of Brazil. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 60: 399-490 (page 452, queen described)
  • Santschi, F. 1922c. Myrmicines, dolichodérines et autres formicides néotropiques. Bull. Soc. Vaudoise Sci. Nat. 54: 345-378 (page 353, misidentification)
  • Silva, T.S.R., Brandao, C.R.F. 2014. Further ergatoid gyne records in the ant tribe Dacetini (Formicidae: Myrmicinae). Neotropical Entomology 43, 161–171 (DOI 10.1007/s13744-013-0192-7).
  • Smith, M. R. 1944c. A key to the genus Acanthognathus Mayr, with the description of a new species (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash. 46: 150-152 (page 150, redescription of worker and queen)

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