Ectomomyrmex punctatus

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Ectomomyrmex punctatus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Ectomomyrmex
Species: E. punctatus
Binomial name
Ectomomyrmex punctatus
(Karavaiev, 1935)

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Specimen Labels



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Oriental Region: Vietnam (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • punctatus. Pachycondyla (Ectomomyrmex) punctata Karavaiev, 1935a: 71, fig. 5 (w.q.) VIETNAM. [Unresolved junior primary homonym of Pachycondyla punctata Smith, F. 1858b: 108 (Bolton, 1995b: 308).] Combination in Ectomomyrmex: Schmidt & Shattuck, 2014: 193.

The following notes on F. Smith type specimens have been provided by Barry Bolton (details):

Syntype worker and male, not found in The Natural History Museum. A queen of this species in The Natural History Museum, labelled as type of punctata, belongs to that species but has a det. label “P. pilosula Sm.” and a white, rectangular label “Type. F. Smith coll. 79.22.” The original description of punctata did not mention a queen, and the date, (18)79, is far too late.