Brachymyrmex bruchi

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Brachymyrmex bruchi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Myrmelachistini
Genus: Brachymyrmex
Species: B. bruchi
Binomial name
Brachymyrmex bruchi
Forel, 1912

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Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Nearctic Region: United States.
Neotropical Region: Argentina (type locality), Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Paraguay, Uruguay.


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Biology

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Nomenclature

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

  • bruchi. Brachymyrmex bruchi Forel, 1912i: 64 (w.m.) ARGENTINA (Catamarca).
    • Santschi, 1929d: 309 (q.).
    • Status as species: Bruch, 1914: 227; Santschi, 1916e: 395; Bruch, 1917d: 432; Santschi, 1923b: 660; Emery, 1925b: 41; Santschi, 1929d: 309; Kusnezov, 1953b: 339; Kempf, 1972a: 38; Bolton, 1995b: 82; Quirán, et al. 2004: 279 (redescription) ; Fernández & Ortiz-Sepúlveda, 2019: 728; Ortiz-Sepúlveda, et al. 2019: 476 (redescription).
    • Senior synonym of andina: Ortiz-Sepúlveda, et al. 2019: 476.
    • Senior synonym of nitida: Ortiz-Sepúlveda, et al. 2019: 476.
    • Senior synonym of rufipes: Quirán, et al. 2004: 279; Ortiz-Sepúlveda, et al. 2019: 476.
  • andina. Brachymyrmex levis var. andina Santschi, 1923b: 659 (w.) ARGENTINA (Jujuy).
    • Subspecies of laevis: Emery, 1925b: 42; Kempf, 1972a: 40; Bolton, 1995b: 81.
    • Junior synonym of bruchi: Ortiz-Sepúlveda, et al. 2019: 476.
  • nitida. Brachymyrmex giardi var. nitida Santschi, 1922d: 261 (w.) CHILE.
    • Subspecies of giardi: Emery, 1925b: 42; Goetsch & Menozzi, 1935: 100; Kempf, 1970a: 31; Kempf, 1972a: 39.
    • Junior synonym of giardi: Snelling & Hunt, 1976: 114; Brandão, 1991: 332; Bolton, 1995b: 82.
    • Junior synonym of bruchi: Ortiz-Sepúlveda, et al. 2019: 476.
  • rufipes. Brachymyrmex bruchi var. rufipes Forel, 1912i: 65 (w.) ARGENTINA (Catamarca).
    • Subspecies of bruchi: Bruch, 1914: 227; Santschi, 1916b: 512; Santschi, 1923b: 660; Emery, 1925b: 41; Santschi, 1933e: 122; Kempf, 1972a: 38; Bolton, 1995b: 82.
    • Junior synonym of bruchi: Quirán, et al. 2004: 279; Ortiz-Sepúlveda, et al. 2019: 476.

Description

References

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Bruch C. 1914. Catálogo sistemático de los formícidos argentinos. Revista del Museo de La Plata 19: 211-234.
  • 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.
  • Forel A. 1912. Formicides néotropiques. Part VI. 5me sous-famille Camponotinae Forel. Mémoires de la Société Entomologique de Belgique. 20: 59-92.
  • Kempf, W.W. 1972. Catalago abreviado das formigas da regiao Neotropical (Hym. Formicidae) Studia Entomologica 15(1-4).
  • Kusnezov N. 1978. Hormigas argentinas: clave para su identificación. Miscelánea. Instituto Miguel Lillo 61:1-147 + 28 pl.
  • 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 https://doi.org/10.1007/s13127-019-00406-2
  • Quiran E. M., J. J. Martínez, and A. O. Bachmann. 2004. The Neotropical genus Brachymyrmex Mayr, 1868 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Argentina. Redescription of the type species, B. patagonicus Mayr,1868; B. bruchi Forel, 1912 and B. oculatus Santschi, 1919. Acta Zool. Mex. Nueva Série 20: 273-285.
  • Santschi F. 1916. Descriptions de fourmis nouvelles d'Afrique et d'Amérique. Annales de la Société Entomologique de France 84: 497-513.
  • Santschi F. 1923. Revue des fourmis du genre Brachymyrmex Mayr. Anales del Museo Nacional de Historia Natural de Buenos Aires 31: 650-678.
  • Santschi F. 1933. Fourmis de la République Argentine en particulier du territoire de Misiones. Anales de la Sociedad Cientifica Argentina. 116: 105-124.