Acromyrmex hystrix

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Acromyrmex hystrix
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Acromyrmex
Species: A. hystrix
Binomial name
Acromyrmex hystrix
(Latreille, 1802)

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Distribution

Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 5.25° to -34.92125°.

   
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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: French Guiana (type locality), Guyana, Suriname, Uruguay.

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Countries Occupied

Number of countries occupied by this species based on AntWiki Regional Taxon Lists. In general, fewer countries occupied indicates a narrower range, while more countries indicates a more widespread species.

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Estimated Abundance

Relative abundance based on number of AntMaps records per species (this species within the purple bar). Fewer records (to the left) indicates a less abundant/encountered species while more records (to the right) indicates more abundant/encountered species.

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Biology

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Nomenclature

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

  • hystrix. Formica hystrix Latreille, 1802c: 230, pl. 10, fig. 61 (w.) FRENCH GUIANA
    • Emery, 1888c: 357 (m.).
    • Combination in Myrma: Billberg, 1820: 104;
    • combination in Atta: Haliday, 1836: 328; Roger, 1863b: 35;
    • combination in Oecodoma: Lepeletier de Saint-Fargeau, 1835: 178; Smith, F. 1858b: 186; Mayr, 1863: 438;
    • combination in Atta (Acromyrmex): Mayr, 1865: 83; Forel, 1885a: 355;
    • combination in Acromyrmex: Santschi, 1925a: 357.
    • Junior synonym of octospinosus: Dalla Torre, 1893: 153; Forel, 1893e: 590; Emery, 1894c: 220; Forel, 1895b: 139; Forel, 1899c: 34; Emery, 1905c: 44; Wheeler, W.M. 1911f: 158; Santschi, 1913h: 41; Emery, 1924d: 350.
    • Status as species: Fabricius, 1804: 414; Lepeletier de Saint-Fargeau, 1835: 178; Haliday, 1836: 328; Smith, F. 1858b: 186; Mayr, 1863: 438; Roger, 1863b: 35; Mayr, 1884: 37; Mayr, 1865: 83; Forel, 1885a: 362 (in key); Forel, 1886a: 217; Emery, 1888c: 357; Emery, 1890a: 66. Emery, 1890b: 55; Emery, 1894k: 58; Santschi, 1925a: 357; Borgmeier, 1927c: 132; Santschi, 1939e: 319 (in key); Santschi, 1939f: 164; Weber, 1946b: 153; Gonçalves, 1961: 143; Kempf, 1970b: 337; Kempf, 1972a: 12; Zolessi, et al. 1988: 4; Cherrett & Cherrett, 1989: 50; Brandão, 1991: 323; Bolton, 1995b: 55; Bezděčková, et al. 2015: 114; Fernández, et al. 2015: 57 (redescription); Fernández & Serna, 2019: 833.
    • Senior synonym of emilii: Santschi, 1925a: 357; Borgmeier, 1927c: 132; Santschi, 1939e: 319 (in key); Gonçalves, 1961: 143; Kempf, 1972a: 12; Bolton, 1995b: 55; Fernández, et al. 2015: 57.
    • Current subspecies: nominal plus ajax.
  • emilii. Atta (Acromyrmex) emilii Forel, 1904c: 32 (w.) BRAZIL (Pará).
    • Wheeler, G.C. 1949: 675 (l.).
    • Combination in Acromyrmex: Mann, 1916: 454.
    • Status as species: Emery, 1905c: 44; Mann, 1916: 454; Wheeler, W.M. 1916c: 11; Emery, 1924d: 349.
    • Junior synonym of hystrix: Santschi, 1925a: 357; Borgmeier, 1927c: 132; Santschi, 1939e: 319 (in key); Gonçalves, 1961: 143; Kempf, 1972a: 12; Bolton, 1995b: 55; Fernández, et al. 2015: 51.

Description

References

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

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