Eciton uncinatum

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Eciton uncinatum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Eciton
Species: E. uncinatum
Binomial name
Eciton uncinatum
Borgmeier, 1953



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Ecuador (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Countries Occupied

Number of countries occupied by this species based on AntWiki Regional Taxon Lists. In general, fewer countries occupied indicates a narrower range, while more countries indicates a more widespread species.

Estimated Abundance

Relative abundance based on number of AntMaps records per species (this species within the purple bar). Fewer records (to the left) indicates a less abundant/encountered species while more records (to the right) indicates more abundant/encountered species.




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

  • uncinatum. Eciton uncinatum Borgmeier, 1953: 21, fig. 1 (m.) ECUADOR.
    • Type-material: holotype male.
    • Type-locality: Ecuador: Chimborazo, ix.1894 (Rosenberg).
    • Type-depository: MZSP.
    • Status as species: Borgmeier, 1955: 275 (redescription); Kempf, 1972a: 103; Watkins, 1976: 10 (in key); Bolton, 1995b: 186.
    • Distribution: Ecuador.



References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Borgmeier T. 1953. Vorarbeiten zu einer Revision der neotropischen Wanderameisen. Studia Entomologica 2: 1-51.
  • Borgmeier T. 1955. Die Wanderameisen der neotropischen Region. Studia Entomologica 3: 1-720.
  • Fernández, F. and S. Sendoya. 2004. Lista de las hormigas neotropicales. Biota Colombiana Volume 5, Number 1.
  • Kempf, W.W. 1972. Catalago abreviado das formigas da regiao Neotropical (Hym. Formicidae) Studia Entomologica 15(1-4).