Brachymyrmex antennatus

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Brachymyrmex antennatus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Myrmelachistini
Genus: Brachymyrmex
Species: B. antennatus
Binomial name
Brachymyrmex antennatus
Santschi, 1929

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Specimen Labels



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Argentina, Brazil (type locality), Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Suriname.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • antennatus. Brachymyrmex (Bryscha) antennatus Santschi, 1929d: 312, fig. 35 (w.q.) BRAZIL (Paraná).
    • Status as species: Kempf, 1972a: 41; Bolton, 1995b: 81; Ortiz-Sepúlveda, et al. 2019: 463 (redescription).

Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.


Type Material

Ortiz-Sepulveda et al. (2019) - Lectotype worker (NHMB: USNMENT00758161)and paralectotype worker, queen (NHMB:USNMENT00758161; here designated): two workers, one queen (without USNMENT number) [examined]. BRAZIL: Paraná, Rio Negro.


References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Kempf, W.W. 1972. Catalago abreviado das formigas da regiao Neotropical (Hym. Formicidae) Studia Entomologica 15(1-4).
  • Ortiz-Sepuvelda C. M., B. Van Bocxlaer, A. D. Meneses, and F. Fernandez. 2019. Molecular and morphological recognition of species boundaries in the neglected ant genus Brachymyrmex (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): toward a taxonomic revision. Organisms Diversity & Evolution