Ectatomma muticum

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Ectatomma muticum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ectatomminae
Tribe: Ectatommini
Genus: Ectatomma
Species: E. muticum
Binomial name
Ectatomma muticum
Mayr, 1870

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Brazil (type locality), Mexico.

Distribution based on AntMaps


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

  • muticum. Ectatomma muticum Mayr, 1870b: 962 (w.) BRAZIL. Almeida, 1986: 26 (m.); Almeida, 1987: 176 (q.). Subspecies of edentatum: Forel, 1912c: 31. Revived status as species and senior synonym of lobulifera: Brown, 1958g: 208.
  • lobulifera. Ectatomma muticum var. lobulifera Forel, 1909a: 254 (w.) BRAZIL. Subspecies of edentatum: Forel, 1912c: 31. Junior synonym of muticum: Brown, 1958g: 208.



  • n = 20, karyotype = 16M+4A (Brazil) (Barros et al., 2008).


  • Almeida Filho, A. J. de. 1986. Descriça~o de quatro machos do gênero Ectatomma Smith, 1858 (Hymenoptera, Formicidae, Ponerinae). Quid (Teresina) 6: 24-38 (page 26, male described)
  • Almeida Filho, A. J. de. 1987a. Descriça~o de seis fêmeas do gênero Ectatomma Smith, 1858 (Hymenoptera, Formicidae, Ponerinae). An. Soc. Nordestina Zool. 1: 175-183 (page 176, queen described)
  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1958g. Contributions toward a reclassification of the Formicidae. II. Tribe Ectatommini (Hymenoptera). Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 118: 173-362 (page 208, Revived status as species, and senior synonym of lobulifera)
  • Forel, A. 1912d. Formicides néotropiques. Part I. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 56: 28-49 (page 31, Race of edentatum)
  • Mayr, G. 1870b. Neue Formiciden. Verh. K-K. Zool.-Bot. Ges. Wien 20: 939-996 (page 962, worker described)