Atta saltensis

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Atta saltensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Atta
Species: A. saltensis
Binomial name
Atta saltensis
Forel, 1913

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Identification

Distribution

Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: -19.202778° to -31.632389°.

   
North
Temperate
North
Subtropical
Tropical South
Subtropical
South
Temperate

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

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

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

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • saltensis. Atta laevigata var. saltensis Forel, 1913l: 237 (w.) ARGENTINA (Salta).
    • Borgmeier, 1959b: 382 (q.m.).
    • Combination in Atta (Neoatta): Gonçalves, 1942: 349;
    • combination in Atta (Epiatta): Borgmeier, 1950d: 249;
    • combination in Atta (Palaeatta): Borgmeier, 1959b: 381.
    • As unavailable (infrasubspecific) name: Emery, 1924d: 354.
    • Subspecies of vollenweideri: Gallardo, 1916d: 344; Santschi, 1919f: 50; Santschi, 1922b: 363; Borgmeier, 1950d: 249; Kusnezov, 1953b: 338.
    • Subspecies of polita: Santschi, 1929d: 305; Santschi, 1931e: 281; Borgmeier, 1939: 427.
    • Subspecies of laevigata: Bruch, 1914: 216; Forel, 1915c: 358; Gonçalves, 1942: 349.
    • Status as species: Borgmeier, 1959b: 381 (redescription); Kempf, 1972a: 28; Cherrett & Cherrett, 1989: 54; Bolton, 1995b: 77; Wild, 2007b: 31.
    • Senior synonym of lizeri: Borgmeier, 1959b: 381; Kempf, 1972a: 28; Bolton, 1995b: 77.
    • Senior synonym of obscurata: Borgmeier, 1959b: 381; Kempf, 1972a: 28; Bolton, 1995b: 77.
  • lizeri. Atta polita var. lizeri Santschi, 1920e: 123, fig. (s.w.) BOLIVIA.
    • [Also described as new by Santschi, 1922b: 364.]
    • Subspecies of polita: Weber, 1938b: 205; Borgmeier, 1939: 423 (in list).
    • Subspecies of laevigata: Gonçalves, 1942: 349.
    • Subspecies of vollenweideri: Borgmeier, 1950d: 243.
    • Junior synonym of saltensis: Borgmeier, 1959b: 381; Kempf, 1972a: 28; Bolton, 1995b: 76.
  • obscurata. Atta vollenweideri var. obscurata Gallardo, 1916d: 344 (w.) ARGENTINA (Santiago del Estero).
    • As unavailable (infrasubspecific) name: Santschi, 1922b: 363; Emery, 1924d: 354.
    • Subspecies of polita: Santschi, 1929d: 305.
    • Subspecies of vollenweideri: Borgmeier, 1950d: 243.
    • Junior synonym of saltensis: Borgmeier, 1959b: 381; Kempf, 1972a: 28.

Description

References

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Borgmeier T. 1939. Nova contribuição para o conhecimento das formigas neotropicas (Hym. Formicidae). Revista de Entomologia (Rio de Janeiro) 10: 403-428.
  • Borgmeier T. 1950. Atta-Studien (Hym. Formicidae). Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz. Rio de Janeiro 48: 265-292.
  • Borgmeier T. 1950. Estudos sôbre Atta (Hym. Formicidae). Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz. Rio de Janeiro 48: 239-263.
  • Cuezzo, F. 1998. Formicidae. Chapter 42 in Morrone J.J., and S. Coscaron (dirs) Biodiversidad de artropodos argentinos: una perspectiva biotaxonomica Ediciones Sur, La Plata. Pages 452-462.
  • Farji Brener A. G., and A. Ruggiero. 1994. Leaf-cutting ants (Atta and Acromyrmex) inhabiting Argentina: patterns in species richness and geographical range sizes. Journal of Biogeography 21(4): 391-399.
  • Gallardo A. 1916. Notes systématiques et éthologiques sur les fourmis attines de la République Argentine. Anales del Museo Nacional de Historia Natural de Buenos Aires 28: 317-344.
  • Kempf, W.W. 1972. Catalago abreviado das formigas da regiao Neotropical (Hym. Formicidae) Studia Entomologica 15(1-4).
  • Kusnezov N. 1953. La fauna mirmecológica de Bolivia. Folia Universitaria. Cochabamba 6: 211-229.
  • Kusnezov N. 1978. Hormigas argentinas: clave para su identificación. Miscelánea. Instituto Miguel Lillo 61:1-147 + 28 pl.
  • Murua A. F., F. Cuezzo, and J. C. Acosta. 1999. La fauna de hormigas del Gran Bajo Oriental del departamento Valle Fertíl (San Juan, Argentina). Revista de la Sociedad Entomológica Argentina 58(3/4): 135-138.
  • Santschi F. 1919. Nouveaux formicides de la République Argentine. Anales de la Sociedad Cientifica Argentina. 87: 37-57.
  • Santschi F. 1920. Quelques nouvelles fourmis de Bolivie (expédition Lizer-Delétang, 1917). Anales de la Sociedad Cientifica Argentina 89: 122-126.
  • Santschi F. 1922. Myrmicines, dolichodérines et autres formicides néotropiques. Bulletin de la Société Vaudoise des Sciences Naturelles 54: 345-378.
  • Santschi F. 1929. Nouvelles fourmis de la République Argentine et du Brésil. Anales de la Sociedad Cientifica Argentina. 107: 273-316.
  • Santschi F. 1931. Contribution à l'étude des fourmis de l'Argentine. Anales de la Sociedad Cientifica Argentina. 112: 273-282.
  • Vittar, F. 2008. Hormigas (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) de la Mesopotamia Argentina. INSUGEO Miscelania 17(2):447-466
  • Vittar, F., and F. Cuezzo. "Hormigas (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) de la provincia de Santa Fe, Argentina." Revista de la Sociedad Entomológica Argentina (versión On-line ISSN 1851-7471) 67, no. 1-2 (2008).
  • Wild, A. L. "A catalogue of the ants of Paraguay (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)." Zootaxa 1622 (2007): 1-55.