Fulakora degenerata

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Fulakora degenerata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Amblyoponinae
Tribe: Amblyoponini
Genus: Fulakora
Species: F. degenerata
Binomial name
Fulakora degenerata
(Borgmeier, 1957)

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Specimen labels

Lattke (1991): S.P. Cover (pers. comm.) reports capturing this rare species, previously known only from SE Brazil: PERU, Tambopata, Cuzco Amazónico, 15 km NE Puerto Maldonado, 13-IV-89, S. Cover & J. Tobin, leg. Samples CA-129 and CA-119. Both samples were taken from clay soil at the base of a large tree, and each sample yielded two workers. All are deposited in MCZC. These specimens compare well with the degenerata type, however all 4 have 6 antennomeres, and not 7 as does the type.

Identification

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Brazil (type locality), Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Peru, Suriname.


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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • degenerata. Amblyopone degenerata Borgmeier, 1957: 111, figs. 18-20 (w.) BRAZIL. Combination in Stigmatomma: Yoshimura & Fisher, 2012: 19; in Fulakora: Ward & Fisher, 2016: 691.

Description

References

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

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