Acromyrmex disciger

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

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Specimen Labels

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Brazil (type locality), Paraguay.


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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • disciger. Atta discigera Mayr, 1887: 551 (w.q.m.) BRAZIL (Santa Catarina).
    • Combination in Atta (Acromyrmex): Forel, 1893e: 590;
    • combination in Acromyrmex: Luederwaldt, 1918: 38.
    • Status as species: Dalla Torre, 1893: 152; Forel, 1895b: 139; Emery, 1905c: 47; Forel, 1907e: 3; Forel, 1908c: 352; Luederwaldt, 1918: 38; Emery, 1924d: 349; Santschi, 1925a: 391 (in key); Wheeler, W.M. 1925a: 37; Borgmeier, 1927c: 131; Eidmann, 1936b: 86; Gonçalves, 1961: 141; Kempf, 1972a: 12; Cherrett & Cherrett, 1989: 50; Brandão, 1991: 322; Bolton, 1995b: 55; Wild, 2007b: 30.

Description

Karyotype

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

References

  • Forel, A. 1893h. Note sur les Attini. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 37: 586-607 (page 590, Combination in Atta (Acromyrmex))
  • Gonçalves, C. R. 1961. O genero Acromyrmex no Brasil (Hym. Formicidae). Stud. Entomol. 4: 113-180 (page 141, see also)
  • Luederwaldt, H. 1918. Notas myrmecologicas. Rev. Mus. Paul. 10: 29-64 (page 38, Combination in Acromyrmex)
  • Mayr, G. 1887. Südamerikanische Formiciden. Verh. K-K. Zool.-Bot. Ges. Wien 37: 511-632 (page 551, worker, queen, male described)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

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  • Forel A. 1907. Formiciden aus dem Naturhistorischen Museum in Hamburg. II. Teil. Neueingänge seit 1900. Mitt. Naturhist. Mus. Hambg. 24: 1-20.
  • Forel A. 1908. Ameisen aus Sao Paulo (Brasilien), Paraguay etc. gesammelt von Prof. Herm. v. Ihering, Dr. Lutz, Dr. Fiebrig, etc. Verhandlungen der Kaiserlich-Königlichen Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien 58: 340-418.
  • Gonçalves C. R. 1961. O genero Acromyrmex no Brasil (Hym. Formicidae). Stud. Entomol. 4: 113-180.
  • Kempf W. W. 1978. A preliminary zoogeographical analysis of a regional ant fauna in Latin America. 114. Studia Entomologica 20: 43-62.
  • Kempf, W.W. 1972. Catalago abreviado das formigas da regiao Neotropical (Hym. Formicidae) Studia Entomologica 15(1-4).
  • Luederwaldt H. 1918. Notas myrmecologicas. Rev. Mus. Paul. 10: 29-64.
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