Mycetomoellerius urichii

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Mycetomoellerius urichii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Mycetomoellerius
Species: M. urichii
Binomial name
Mycetomoellerius urichii
(Forel, 1893)

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Specimen Labels

Synonyms

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Brazil, Colombia, French Guiana, Guyana, Panama, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago (type locality), Venezuela.


Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Biology

Life History Traits

  • Mean colony size: 100 (Jaffe & Villegas, 1985; Beckers et al., 1989)
  • Foraging behaviour: mass recruiter (Jaffe & Villegas, 1985; Beckers et al., 1989)

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • urichii. Atta (Trachymyrmex) urichii Forel, 1893e: 601 (w.m.) TRINIDAD.
    • Emery, 1894c: 222 (q.).
    • Combination in Trachymyrmex: Gallardo, 1916b: 242; Wheeler, W.M. 1916d: 325.
    • Combination in Mycetomoellerius: Solomon et al., 2019: 948.
    • Senior synonym of fusca, marthae, panamensis, radicis: Weber, 1958b: 53.
  • fusca. Atta (Trachymyrmex) urichi subsp. fusca Emery, 1894c: 222 (w.) BRAZIL. Junior synonym of urichii: Weber, 1958b: 53.
  • marthae. Atta (Trachymyrmex) urichii r. marthae Forel, 1912e: 183 (w.q.) COLOMBIA. Junior synonym of urichii: Weber, 1958b: 53.
  • panamensis. Trachymyrmex urichi subsp. panamensis Wheeler, W.M. 1925a: 38 (w.) PANAMA. Junior synonym of urichii: Weber, 1958b: 53.
  • radicis. Trachymyrmex urichi subsp. radicis Weber, 1938b: 197 (w.) TRINIDAD. Junior synonym of urichii: Weber, 1958b: 53.

Description

Karyotype

  • n = 9, 2n = 18, karyotype = 16M + 2SM (Brazil) (Barros et al., 2013) (as Mycetomoellerius fuscus).

References

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

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