Apterostigma urichii

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Apterostigma urichii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Apterostigma
Species: A. urichii
Binomial name
Apterostigma urichii
Forel, 1893

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


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

  • urichii. Apterostigma urichii Forel, 1893e: 603 (w.) TRINIDAD.
    • Lattke, 1997: 218 (q.).
    • Status as species: Wheeler, W.M. 1922c: 13; Weber, 1937: 392; Weber, 1945: 29; Weber, 1946b: 138; Weber, 1958c: 250; Kempf, 1961b: 518; Kempf, 1970a: 336; Bolton, 1995b: 74; Lattke, 1997: 217 (redescription).
    • Senior synonym of guianense, nitidum: Weber, 1958c: 250.
    • Senior synonym of fallax: Lattke, 1997: 217.
  • fallax. Apterostigma fallax Borgmeier, 1934: 105, fig. 5 (w.q.) SURINAM.
    • Status as species: Bolton, 1995b: 74.
    • Junior synonym of urichii: Lattke, 1997: 217.
  • guianense. Apterostigma urichi var. guianense Weber, 1937: 393 (q.) GUYANA.
    • Subspecies of urichii: Weber, 1946b: 139.
    • Junior synonym of urichii: Weber, 1958c: 250.
  • nitidum. Apterostigma urichi var. nitidum Weber, 1937: 392 (w.m.) GUYANA.
    • Subspecies of urichii: Weber, 1946b: 139.
    • Junior synonym of urichii: Weber, 1958c: 250.



  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 74, catalogue)
  • Forel, A. 1893h. Note sur les Attini. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 37: 586-607 (page 603, worker described)
  • Lattke, J. E. 1997. Revisión del género Apterostigma Mayr (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Arq. Zool. (São Paulo) 34: 121-221 (page 217, Senior synonym of fallax)
  • Weber, N. A. 1958d. Synonymies and types of Apterostigma (Hym: Formicidae). Entomol. News 69: 243-251 (page 250, senior synonym of guianense and nitidum)