Acromyrmex balzani

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Acromyrmex balzani
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Acromyrmex
Species: A. balzani
Binomial name
Acromyrmex balzani
(Emery, 1890)

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Specimen Label

Subspecies
Synonyms

Acromyrmex balzani is possibly a host species of the workerless inquiline Pseudoatta argentina.

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Brazil, Paraguay (type locality).


Distribution based on AntMaps

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • balzani. Atta (Acromyrmex) balzani Emery, 1890a: 67 (footnote) (w.) PARAGUAY.
    • Combination in Atta (Moellerius): Forel, 1893e: 589;
    • combination in Acromyrmex (Moellerius): Santschi, 1916e: 389; Gallardo, 1916d: 334.
    • Subspecies of landolti: Gonçalves, 1961: 124; Kempf, 1972a: 15; Zolessi, et al. 1988: 5.
    • Status as species: Dalla Torre, 1893: 151; Forel, 1895b: 138; Emery, 1896h: 626; Emery, 1905c: 44; Forel, 1911c: 293; Gallardo, 1916d: 334; Santschi, 1916e: 389; Santschi, 1922b: 362; Emery, 1924d: 351; Santschi, 1925a: 386; Borgmeier, 1927c: 135; Santschi, 1934c: 32; Weber, 1937: 408; Weber, 1938b: 200; Weber, 1946b: 155; Kusnezov, 1953b: 338; Kusnezov, 1956: 34 (in key); Weber, 1958d: 264; Fowler, 1988: 284; Brandão, 1991: 323; Bolton, 1995b: 54; Wild, 2007b: 30; Bezděčková, et al. 2015: 114.
    • Senior synonym of gallardoi: Santschi, 1922b: 362; Borgmeier, 1927c: 135; Kempf, 1972a: 15; Fowler, 1988: 284; Brandão, 1991: 323; Bolton, 1995b: 54.
    • Senior synonym of nivalis: Fowler, 1988: 284; Brandão, 1991: 323; Bolton, 1995b: 54.
    • Senior synonym of parens: Gonçalves, 1961: 124; Kempf, 1972a: 15; Fowler, 1988: 284; Brandão, 1991: 323; Bolton, 1995b: 54.
    • Current subspecies: nominal plus multituber.
  • gallardoi. Sericomyrmex gallardoi Santschi, 1920d: 379 (w.) PARAGUAY.
    • Combination in Acromyrmex: Santschi, 1922b: 362.
    • Junior synonym of balzani: Santschi, 1922b: 362; Borgmeier, 1927c: 135; Kempf, 1972a: 15; Fowler, 1988: 284; Brandão, 1991: 323; Bolton, 1995b: 55.
  • gallardoi. Acromyrmex gallardoi Santschi, 1936d: 411 (w.q.m.) ARGENTINA (Misiones).
    • [Junior secondary homonym of Sericomyrmex gallardoi Santschi, 1920d: 379.]
    • Status as species: Kempf, 1972a: 12; Cherrett & Cherrett, 1989: 50.
    • Replacement name: Acromyrmex evenkul Bolton, 1995b: 55.
  • nivalis. Acromyrmex (Moellerius) landolti var. nivalis Santschi, 1922b: 362 (w.) BRAZIL (Mato Grosso).
    • Subspecies of landolti: Santschi, 1925a: 389 (in key); Borgmeier, 1927c: 136.
    • Junior synonym of landolti: Gonçalves, 1961: 120; Kempf, 1972a: 15.
    • Junior synonym of balzani: Fowler, 1988: 284; Brandão, 1991: 323; Bolton, 1995b: 56.
  • parens. Acromyrmex (Moellerius) landolti var. parens Santschi, 1925d: 239 (w.) BRAZIL (São Paulo, Santa Catarina).
    • Subspecies of landolti: Borgmeier, 1927c: 136.
    • [Note: Borgmeier, 1927c: 136, has the misprint parens var. parens.]
    • Junior synonym of balzani: Gonçalves, 1961: 124; Kempf, 1972a: 15; Fowler, 1988: 284; Brandão, 1991: 323; Bolton, 1995b: 56.

Description

Karyotype

  • 2n = 38, karyotype = 12M+10SM+14ST+2A (Brazil) (Barros et al., 2016).
  • 2n = 38, karyotype = 12M+10SM+14ST+2A (French Guiana) (Aguiar et al., 2020).

References

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