Eciton burchellii parvispinum

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Eciton burchellii parvispinum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Eciton
Species: E. burchellii
Subspecies: E. burchellii parvispinum
Trinomial name
Eciton burchellii parvispinum
Forel, 1899

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Synonyms

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Belize, Costa Rica, Guatemala (type locality), Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama.


Distribution based on AntMaps

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Biology

Baudier et al. (2015) studied thermal tolerances of a variety of army ant workers. Eciton burchellii parvispinum was the single above ground army ant species sampled.

Castes

Worker
Soldier
Queen
Male

Nomenclature

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

  • parvispinum. Eciton burchelli var. parvispina Forel, 1899c: 23 (w.) GUATEMALA. Currently subspecies of burchellii: Borgmeier, 1953: 8. Senior synonym of infumatum: Borgmeier, 1955: 178.
  • infumatum. Eciton burchelli var. infumatum Wheeler, W.M. 1909b: 231 (s.w.) MEXICO. [Misspelled as infuscatum by Santschi, 1925d: 222.] Junior synonym of parvispinum: Borgmeier, 1955: 178.

Description

References

  • Baudier, K. M., A. E. Mudd, S. C. Erickson, and S. O'Donnell. 2015. Microhabitat and body size effects on heat tolerance: implications for responses to climate change (army ants: Formicidae, Ecitoninae). Journal of Animal Ecology. 84:1322-1330. doi:10.1111/1365-2656.12388
  • Borgmeier, T. 1953. Vorarbeiten zu einer Revision der neotropischen Wanderameisen. Stud. Entomol. 2: 1-51 (page 8, Subspecies of burchellii)
  • Borgmeier, T. 1955. Die Wanderameisen der neotropischen Region. Stud. Entomol. 3: 1-720 (page 178, Senior synonym of infumatum)
  • Forel, A. 1899b. Formicidae. [part]. Biol. Cent.-Am. Hym. 3: 1-24 (page 23, worker described)