Labidus truncatidens

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Labidus truncatidens
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Labidus
Species: L. truncatidens
Binomial name
Labidus truncatidens
(Santschi, 1920)

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Specimen Labels



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Brazil, French Guiana (type locality), Guyana, Suriname.

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.

  • truncatidens. Eciton (Labidus) truncatidens Santschi, 1920d: 367, fig. 4 (m.) FRENCH GUIANA.
    • Type-material: 9 syntype males.
    • Type-locality: French Guiana (= “Guyane française”; not “Guinée française” as printed (= Guinea, West Africa): St Jean du Maroni (Le Moult).
    • Type-depositories: MHNG, MSNG, MZSP, NHMB.
    • [Note: according to Horn & Kahle, 1935: 152, the remaining syntypes should be in MNHN.]
    • Combination in Labidus: Borgmeier, 1953: 13.
    • Status as species: Borgmeier, 1955: 124 (redescription); Kempf, 1960e: 387; Kempf, 1972a: 128; Watkins, 1976: 8 (in key); Bolton, 1995b: 220.
    • Distribution: French Guiana.



  • Borgmeier, T. 1953. Vorarbeiten zu einer Revision der neotropischen Wanderameisen. Stud. Entomol. 2: 1-51 (page 13, Combination in Labidus)
  • Borgmeier, T. 1955. Die Wanderameisen der neotropischen Region. Stud. Entomol. 3: 1-720 (page 124, see also)
  • Santschi, F. 1920d [1919]. Formicides africains et américains nouveaux. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Fr. 88: 361-390 (page 367, fig. 4 male described)

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.
  • Franco W., N. Ladino, J. H. C. Delabie, A. Dejean, J. Orivel, M. Fichaux, S. Groc, M. Leponce, and R. M. Feitosa. 2019. First checklist of the ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of French Guiana. Zootaxa 4674(5): 509-543.
  • Kempf W. W. 1960. Insecta Amapaensia. - Hymenoptera: Formicidae (segunda contribuição). Studia Entomologica (n.s.)3: 385-400.
  • Kempf, W.W. 1972. Catalago abreviado das formigas da regiao Neotropical (Hym. Formicidae) Studia Entomologica 15(1-4).
  • Watkins J. F., II 1976. The identification and distribution of New World army ants (Dorylinae: Formicidae). Waco, Texas: Baylor University Press, 102 pp