Ectatomma vizottoi

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Ectatomma vizottoi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ectatomminae
Tribe: Ectatommini
Genus: Ectatomma
Species: E. vizottoi
Binomial name
Ectatomma vizottoi
Almeida, 1987

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Specimen Labels



Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: -12.38333333° to -22.35°.

Tropical South

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Brazil (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.


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Images from AntWeb

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Worker. Specimen code antweb1014006. Photographer Rogerio Silvestre, uploaded by California Academy of Sciences. Owned by MuBio-UFGD.


Images from AntWeb

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Male (alate). Specimen code antweb1014004. Photographer Rogerio Silvestre, uploaded by California Academy of Sciences. Owned by MuBio-UFGD.


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

  • vizottoi. Ectatomma vizottoi Almeida, 1987: 180 (q.) (no state data, probably Brazil).
    • Type-material: holotype (?) queen.
    • [Note: no indication of number of specimens is given.]
    • Type-locality: not stated (probably Brazil).
    • Type-depository: not stated, but introduction mentions four depositories: DBUP, DZUP, JLDC, MZSP.
    • Vieira, A.S. et al. 2009: 30, 33, 34 (figs. of w.q.m.l.).
    • Status as species: Brandão, 1991: 341; Bolton, 1995b: 187; Vieira, A.S. et al. 2009: 33; Feitosa, 2015c: 97; Camacho, Franco, Branstetter, et al. 2022: 10.
    • Distribution: Brazil.



References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Lima L. D., W. F. Antonialli-Junior. 2013. Foraging strategies of the ant Ectatomma vizottoi (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Rev. Bras. entomol. 57(4):
  • Lima L. D., and W. F. Antonialli-Junior. 2013. Foraging strategies of the ant Ectatomma vizottoi (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Revista Brasileira de Entomologia
  • Scott-Santos, C.P., F.A. Esteves, C.R.F. Brandao. 2008. Catalogue of "Poneromorph" ant type specimens (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) deposited in the Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil. Papeis Avulsos de Zoologia 48(11):75-88.
  • Soares S. A., D. Lange, and W. F. Antoniali Junior. 2006. Communities of Epigaeic ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in an area of reforestation and in native forest. Sociobiology 49(3): 251-263.
  • Soares S. A., W. F. Antoniali Junior, and S. E. Lima-Junior. 2010. Diversidade de formigas epigéicas (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) em dois ambientes no Centro-Oeste do Brasil. Revista Brasileira de Entomologia 54(1): 76–81.
  • Vieira A. S., W. F. Antonialli-Junior, W. D. Fernandes, V. C. Tofolo, and E. Giannotti. 2006. Description of the Immature and Adult Stages of Ectatomma vizottoi (Formicidae: Ectatomminae) Sociobiology 47 (1): 27-38.
  • VieiraI, A.S., W.F. Antonialli-Junior and W.F. Desiderio. 2007.Nest architecture of the ant Ectatomma vizottoi Almeida (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Revista Brasileira de Entomologia 51(4)