Eciton jansoni

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Eciton jansoni
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Eciton
Species: E. jansoni
Binomial name
Eciton jansoni
Forel, 1912

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Specimen Labels




Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Nicaragua (type locality), Panama.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • jansoni. Eciton jansoni Forel, 1912c: 42 (m.) NICARAGUA. Senior synonym of velutatus: Borgmeier, 1953: 11. See also: Borgmeier, 1955: 270.
  • velutatus. Eciton (Eciton) velutatus Menozzi, 1926d: 30, fig. 1 (m.) COSTA RICA. Junior synonym of jansoni: Borgmeier, 1953: 11.



  • Borgmeier, T. 1953. Vorarbeiten zu einer Revision der neotropischen Wanderameisen. Stud. Entomol. 2: 1-51 (page 11, Senior synonym of velutatus)
  • Borgmeier, T. 1955. Die Wanderameisen der neotropischen Region. Stud. Entomol. 3: 1-720 (page 270, see also)
  • Forel, A. 1912d. Formicides néotropiques. Part I. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 56: 28-49 (page 42, male described)