Basiceros singularis

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Basiceros singularis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Basiceros
Species: B. singularis
Binomial name
Basiceros singularis
(Smith, F., 1858)

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Specimen Labels

Identification

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

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


Distribution based on AntMaps

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Biology

observed preying on gastropods (Probst et al. 2019)

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • singularis. Meranoplus singularis Smith, F. 1858b: 195, pl. 13, figs. 6-10 (w.q.) BRAZIL (Amazonas).
    • Type-material: lectotype worker (by designation of Brown & Kempf, 1960: 175).
    • [Note: q. excluded from type-series by Brown & Kempf, 1960: 169, 175.]
    • Type-locality: no locality given.
    • [Note: in Smith’s, 1860c: 78 redescription of the species he gives “Hab. Ega (Brazil)”, accepted as type-locality by Brown & Kempf, 1960: 175; Brazil: Amazonas, Ega (= Tefé).]
    • Type-depository: BMNH.
    • Wheeler, W.M. 1916c: 9 (q.); Brown, 1974c: 140 (m.); Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1980: 537 (l.).
    • Combination in Ceratobasis: Smith, F. 1860c: 78;
    • combination in Basiceros: Wheeler, W.M. 1916c: 9.
    • Status as species: Smith, F. 1860c: 78 (redescription); Smith, F. 1862d: 415; Mayr, 1863: 403; Roger, 1863b: 40; Mayr, 1887: 581; Dalla Torre, 1893: 148; Forel, 1895b: 136; Forel, 1911e: 263; Wheeler, W.M. 1916c: 9; Emery, 1924d: 328; Borgmeier, 1927c: 120; Brown, 1949f: 88; Weber, 1950c: 5; Brown & Kempf, 1960: 175 (redescription); Kempf, 1972a: 36; Brown, 1974c: 138; Brandão, 1991: 330; Bolton, 1995b: 80; Feitosa, et al. 2007: 19 (in key); Bezděčková, et al. 2015: 115; Fernández & Serna, 2019: 844.
    • Distribution: Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guyana, Peru, Trinidad.

Description

References

  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 80, catalogue)
  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1949h. Revision of the ant tribe Dacetini: IV. Some genera properly excluded from the Dacetini, with the establishment of the Basicerotini new tribe. Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 75: 83-96 (page 88, see also)
  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1974c. A supplement to the revision of the ant genus Basiceros (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). J. N. Y. Entomol. Soc. 82: 131-140 (page 140, male described)
  • Brown, W. L., Jr.; Kempf, W. W. 1960. A world revision of the ant tribe Basicerotini. Stud. Entomol. (n.s.) 3: 161-250 (page 175, see)
  • Probst, R.S., Wray, B.D., Moreau, M.S. and Brandão CRF. 2019. A Phylogenetic Analysis of the Dirt Ants, Basiceros (Formicidae: Myrmicinae): Inferring Life Histories Through Morphological Convergence. Insect Systematics and Diversity 3(4): 1–12. pdf
  • Smith, F. 1858a. Catalogue of hymenopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part VI. Formicidae. London: British Museum, 216 pp. (page 195, pl. 13, figs. 6-10 worker described)
  • Smith, F. 1860c. Descriptions of new genera and species of exotic Hymenoptera. J. Entomol. 1: 65-84 (page 78, combination in Ceratobasis)
  • Wheeler, G. C.; Wheeler, J. 1980. Supplementary studies on ant larvae: Ponerinae, Myrmicinae and Formicinae. Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 106: 527-545 (page 537, larva described)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1916c. Ants collected in British Guiana by the expedition of the American Museum of Natural History during 1911. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 35: 1-14 (page 9, queen described)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1916c. Ants collected in British Guiana by the expedition of the American Museum of Natural History during 1911. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 35: 1-14 (page 9, combination in Basiceros)

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.
  • Brown W. L. J. 1974. A supplement to the revision of the ant genus Basiceros (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Journal of the New York Entomological Society. 82: 131-140.
  • Brown W. L., Jr., and W. W. Kempf. 1960. A world revision of the ant tribe Basicerotini. Stud. Entomol. (n.s.) 3: 161-250.
  • Fernández, F. and S. Sendoya. 2004. Lista de las hormigas neotropicales. Biota Colombiana Volume 5, Number 1.
  • Franco W., N. Ladino, J. H. C. Delabie, A. Dejean, J. Orivel, M. Fichaux, S. Groc, M. Leponce, and R. M. Feitosa. 2019. First checklist of the ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of French Guiana. Zootaxa 4674(5): 509-543.
  • Gibernau M., J. Orivel, J. H. C. Delabie, D. Barabe, and A. Dejean. 2007. An asymmetrical relationship between an arboreal ponerine ant and a trash-basket epiphyte (Araceae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 91: 341-346.
  • Kempf, W.W. 1972. Catalago abreviado das formigas da regiao Neotropical (Hym. Formicidae) Studia Entomologica 15(1-4).
  • Medina U. C. A., F. Fernandez, and M. G. Andrade-C. 2010. Insectos: escarabajos coprofagos, hormigas y mariposas. Capitulo 6. Pp 197-215. En: Lasso, C. A., J. S. Usma, F. Trujillo y A. Rial (eds.). 2010. Biodiversidad de la cuenca del Orinoco: bases científicas para la identificación de áreas prioritarias para la conservación y uso sostenible de la biodiversidad. Instituto de Investigación de Recursos Biológicos Alexander von Humboldt, WWF Colombia, Fundación Omacha, Fundación La Salle e Instituto de Estudios de la Orinoquia (Universidad Nacional de Colombia). Bogotá, D. C., Colombia.
  • Probst R. S., B. D. Wray, C. S. Moreau, and C. R. F. Brandao. 2019. A phylogenetic analysis of the dirt ants, Basiceros (Formicidae: Myrmicinae): inferring life histories through morphological convergence. Insect Systematics and Diversity 3(4): 1–12.
  • Probst da Silva R. 2015. Revisao taxonomica e analise filogenetica de Basiceros Schulz, 1906 (Formicidae, Myrmicinae, Basicerotini). Master Thesis Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de Sao Paulo. 263 pages.
  • Weber N. A. 1950. New Trinidad Myrmicinae, with a note on Basiceros Schulz (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Am. Mus. Novit. 1465: 1-6.
  • Wheeler W. M. 1916. Ants collected in British Guiana by the expedition of the American Museum of Natural History during 1911. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 35: 1-14.