Apterostigma steigeri

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Apterostigma steigeri
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Apterostigma
Species: A. steigeri
Binomial name
Apterostigma steigeri
Santschi, 1911

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Specimen Labels

Synonyms

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

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


Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • steigeri. Apterostigma steigeri Santschi, 1911b: 52, figs. 1-3 (w.) ARGENTINA (Buenos Aires).
    • Santschi, 1912e: 529 (q.).
    • Status as species: Wheeler, W.M. 1911h: 208 (in key); Santschi, 1912e: 529; Bruch, 1914: 217; Bruch, 1915: 529; Gallardo, 1916d: 319; Emery, 1924d: 338; Kempf, 1972a: 25; Zolessi, et al. 1988: 5; Brandão, 1991: 327; Bolton, 1995b: 74; Lattke, 1997: 171 (redescription); Wild, 2007b: 30.
    • Senior synonym of affinis: Lattke, 1997: 171.
    • Senior synonym of luederwaldti: Lattke, 1997: 171.
  • affinis. Apterostigma affinis Santschi, 1922b: 354 (w.) PARAGUAY.
    • Status as species: Kempf, 1972a: 23; Bolton, 1995b: 74.
    • Junior synonym of steigeri: Lattke, 1997: 171.
  • luederwaldti. Apterostigma luederwaldti Santschi, 1923d: 66 (w.) BRAZIL (São Paulo).
    • Status as species: Borgmeier, 1927c: 124; Weber, 1958c: 247; Kempf, 1972a: 24; Bolton, 1995b: 74.
    • Junior synonym of steigeri: Lattke, 1997: 171.

Description

Karyotype

  • 2n = 22, karyotype = 20M+2SM (Brazil) (Barros et al., 2013).

References

  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 74, catalogue)
  • Lattke, J. E. 1997. Revisión del género Apterostigma Mayr (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Arq. Zool. (São Paulo) 34: 121-221 (page 171, Senior synonym of affinis and luederwaldti)
  • Santschi, F. 1911b. Deux nouvelles fourmis de Buenos-Ayres (Hym. Formicidae). Bull. Soc. Entomol. Fr. 1911: 52-53 (page 52, figs. 1-3 worker described)
  • Santschi, F. 1912e. Quelques fourmis de l'Amérique australe. Rev. Suisse Zool. 20: 519-534 (page 529, queen described)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Brandao, C.R.F. 1991. Adendos ao catalogo abreviado das formigas da regiao neotropical (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Rev. Bras. Entomol. 35: 319-412.
  • Bruch C. 1921. Estudios mirmecológicos. Revista del Museo de La Plata 26: 175-211.
  • Clemes Cardoso D., M. Passos Cristiano, J. Heinze, and M. G. Tavares. 2014. A nuclear DNA based phylogeny of endemic sand dune ants of the genus Mycetophylax (Emery, 1913): How morphology is reflected in molecular data. Molecular phylogenetics and Evolution 70: 378–382.
  • Fernández, F. and S. Sendoya. 2004. Lista de las hormigas neotropicales. Biota Colombiana Volume 5, Number 1.
  • 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).
  • Klingenberg, C. and C.R.F. Brandao. 2005. The type specimens of fungus growing ants, Attini (Hymenoptera, Formicidae, Myrmicinae) deposited in the Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil. Papeis Avulsos de Zoologia 45(4):41-50
  • Lattke J. E. 1997. Revisión del género Apterostigma Mayr (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Arquivos do Instituto Biológico (São Paulo) 34: 121-221
  • Santschi F. 1912. Quelques fourmis de l'Amérique australe. Revue Suisse de Zoologie 20: 519-534.
  • Santschi F. 1922. Myrmicines, dolichodérines et autres formicides néotropiques. Bulletin de la Société Vaudoise des Sciences Naturelles 54: 345-378.
  • Santschi F. 1923. Pheidole et quelques autres fourmis néotropiques. Annales de la Société Entomologique de Belgique 63: 45-69.
  • Weber N. A. 1958. Synonymies and types of Apterostigma (Hym: Formicidae). Entomological News 69: 243-251.
  • Wild, A. L. "A catalogue of the ants of Paraguay (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)." Zootaxa 1622 (2007): 1-55.
  • Zolessi L. C. de, Y. P. Abenante, and M. E. de Philippi. 1988. Lista sistematica de las especies de Formicidos del Uruguay. Comun. Zool. Mus. Hist. Nat. Montev. 11: 1-9.
  • Zolessi L. C. de; Y. P. de Abenante, and M. E. Philippi. 1989. Catálogo sistemático de las especies de Formícidos del Uruguay (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Montevideo: ORCYT Unesco, 40 + ix pp.
  • de Zolessi, L.C., Y.P. de Abenante and M.E. Phillipi. 1989. Catalago Systematico de las Especies de Formicidos del Uruguay (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Oficina Regional de Ciencia y Technologia de la Unesco para America Latina y el Caribe- ORCYT. Montevideo, Uruguay