Myrmeurynota

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Myrmeurynota
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Subgenus: Myrmeurynota
Forel, 1912
Type species
Camponotus eurynotus

Pinch-neck Carpenter Ants

Diagnosis. Emery (1925). - "Worker. - Small species; caste dimorphism not well known, probably no more pronounced than in senex group of Myrmobrachys. Head and clypeus conforms almost as in Myrmobrachys. Frontal carinae shorter and more divergent than in Myrmobrachys. Pronotum broad, shoulders bordered with sharp edges; border, more-or-less narrowly rounded (blunt), continuous onto mesonotum and sometimes on sides of propodeum which is posteriorly rounded (e.g., C. eurynotus, Forel), or border surrounding mesonotum which is separated from propodeum; dorsal propodeal surface narrower than mesonotum and forms, in some species, a mousse tubercle (C. linnaei, Forel), or ends in small, unpaired process (C. saussurei, Forel, allsainti, Wheeler & Mann). Petiole with similar variation as in Myrmocladoecus.

Geographical distribution of the species.- Greater Antilles, Brazil (Amazon Basin)."

Myrmeurynota is currently a subgenus of Camponotus.

Species of Myrmeurynota

Species Distribution
Camponotus albistramineus Haiti
Camponotus altivagans Haiti
Camponotus augustei Haiti
Camponotus christophei Haiti
Camponotus christopherseni Haiti
Camponotus declivus Mexico
Camponotus eurynotus Bolivia and Brazil
Camponotus gilviventris Cuba
Camponotus gilviventris refectus Cuba
Camponotus gilviventris renormatus Cuba
Camponotus helleri Bolivia Brasil and Peru
Camponotus humeralis Peru
Camponotus kraepelini Bolivia
Camponotus linnaei Mexico south to Brasil
Camponotus linnaei comoedus Mexico
Camponotus linnaei maccus Guinea
Camponotus linnaei muticus Colombia
Camponotus micrositus Cuba
Camponotus sphaericus rufipilis Cuba
Camponotus saussurei St. Thomas
Camponotus sphaericus Cuba
Camponotus thysanopus Cuba
Camponotus torrei Cuba
Camponotus toussainti Haiti

Nomenclature

The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • MYRMEURYNOTA [subgenus of Camponotus]
    • Myrmeurynota Forel, 1912i: 92 [as subgenus of Camponotus]. Type-species: Camponotus eurynotus, by subsequent designation of Wheeler, W.M. 1913a: 81.
    • [Type-species not Camponotus gilviventris, unjustified subsequent designation by Forel, 1914a: 266.]

References

  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 116, Myrmeurynota as subgenus of Camponotus)
  • Emery, C. 1920b. Le genre Camponotus Mayr. Nouvel essai de la subdivision en sous-genres. Rev. Zool. Afr. (Bruss.) 8: 229-260 (page 251, Myrmeurynota as subgenus of Camponotus)
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 167, Myrmeurynota as subgenus of Camponotus)
  • Forel, A. 1912j. Formicides néotropiques. Part VI. 5me sous-famille Camponotinae Forel. Mém. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 20: 59-92 (page 92, Myrmeurynota as subgenus of Camponotus)
  • Forel, A. 1914a. Le genre Camponotus Mayr et les genres voisins. Rev. Suisse Zool. 22: 257-276 (page 266, Myrmeurynota as subgenus of Camponotus)
  • Forel, A. 1917. Cadre synoptique actuel de la faune universelle des fourmis. Bull. Soc. Vaudoise Sci. Nat. 51: 229-253 (page 251, Myrmeurynota as subgenus of Camponotus)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1913a. Corrections and additions to "List of type species of the genera and subgenera of Formicidae". Ann. N. Y. Acad. Sci. 23: 77-83 (page 81, Type-species: Camponotus eurynotus, by subsequent designation [Type-species not Camponotus gilviventris, unjustified subsequent designation by Forel, 1914a: 266.])
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1922i. Ants of the American Museum Congo expedition. A contribution to the myrmecology of Africa. VII. Keys to the genera and subgenera of ants. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 45: 631-710 (page 710, Myrmeurynota as subgenus of Camponotus)