Acromyrmex laticeps

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Acromyrmex laticeps
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Acromyrmex
Species: A. laticeps
Binomial name
Acromyrmex laticeps
(Emery, 1905)

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Specimen Labels

Synonyms

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

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


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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • laticeps. Atta (Acromyrmex) laticeps Emery, 1905c: 50, figs. 16, 17 (w.q.m.) BRAZIL (Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina, Rio de Janeiro), PARAGUAY, BOLIVIA.
    • Combination in Acromyrmex: Emery, 1924d: 349.
    • Status as species: Emery, 1924d: 349; Santschi, 1925a: 380; Borgmeier, 1927c: 132; Santschi, 1931e: 281; Weber, 1938b: 204; Kusnezov, 1956: 35 (in key); Gonçalves, 1961: 144; Kempf, 1972a: 12; Zolessi, et al. 1988: 4; Cherrett & Cherrett, 1989: 51; Bolton, 1995b: 55.
    • Senior synonym of hortulanus: Gonçalves, 1961: 144; Kempf, 1972a: 12; Bolton, 1995b: 55.
  • hortulanus. Acromyrmex laticeps var. hortulanus Santschi, 1925a: 381 (w.) URUGUAY.
    • Subspecies of laticeps: Borgmeier, 1927c: 132.
    • Junior synonym of laticeps: Gonçalves, 1961: 144; Kempf, 1972a: 12; Bolton, 1995b: 55.

Description

References

  • Emery, C. 1905f. Revisione delle specie del genere Atta appartenenti ai sottogeneri Moellerius e Acromyrmex. Mem. R. Accad. Sci. Ist. Bologna (6)2:39-54 (page 50, figs. 16, 17 worker, queen, male described)
  • Emery, C. 1924f [1922]. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Myrmicinae. [concl.]. Genera Insectorum 174C: 207-397 (page 349, Combination in Acromyrmex)
  • Gonçalves, C. R. 1961. O genero Acromyrmex no Brasil (Hym. Formicidae). Stud. Entomol. 4: 113-180 (page 144, senior synonym of hortulanus)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

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