Acromyrmex fracticornis

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Acromyrmex fracticornis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Acromyrmex
Species: A. fracticornis
Binomial name
Acromyrmex fracticornis
(Forel, 1909)

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Specimen labels




Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay (type locality), Uruguay.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • fracticornis. Atta (Moellerius) fracticornis Forel, 1909a: 257 (w.) PARAGUAY. Fowler, 1988: 286 (m.). Combination in Acromyrmex (Moellerius): Forel, 1913l: 236. Subspecies of landolti and senior synonym of jorgenseni: Gonçalves, 1961: 126; Kempf, 1972a: 16. Revived status as species: Fowler, 1988: 286.
  • jorgenseni. Acromyrmex (Moellerius) fracticornis var. jorgenseni Forel, 1913l: 236 (w.q.) ARGENTINA. Bruch, 1916: 325 (m.). Junior synonym of fracticornis: Gonçalves, 1961: 126.



  • Forel, A. 1909a. Ameisen aus Guatemala usw., Paraguay und Argentinien (Hym.). Dtsch. Entomol. Z. 1909: 239-269 (page 257, worker described)
  • Forel, A. 1913m. Fourmis d'Argentine, du Brésil, du Guatémala & de Cuba reçues de M. M. Bruch, Prof. v. Ihering, Mlle Baez, M. Peper et M. Rovereto. Bull. Soc. Vaudoise Sci. Nat. 49: 203-250 (page 236, Combination in Acromyrmex (Moellerius))
  • Fowler, H. G. 1988b. Taxa of the neotropical grass-cutting ants, Acromyrmex (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Attini). Científica (Jaboticabal) 16: 281-295 (page 286, male described, Revived status as species)
  • Gonçalves, C. R. 1961. O genero Acromyrmex no Brasil (Hym. Formicidae). Stud. Entomol. 4: 113-180 (page 126, Subspecies of landolti, and senior synonym of jorgenseni)
  • Kempf, W. W. 1972b. Catálogo abreviado das formigas da regia~o Neotropical. Stud. Entomol. 15: 3-344 (page 16, Subspecies of landolti, and senior synonym of jorgenseni)