Neivamyrmex goeldii

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Neivamyrmex goeldii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Neivamyrmex
Species: N. goeldii
Binomial name
Neivamyrmex goeldii
(Forel, 1901)

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Specimen Label



Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: -11.181° to -31.632389°.

Tropical South

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Argentina, Brazil (type locality), Paraguay.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Countries Occupied

Number of countries occupied by this species based on AntWiki Regional Taxon Lists. In general, fewer countries occupied indicates a narrower range, while more countries indicates a more widespread species.

Estimated Abundance

Relative abundance based on number of AntMaps records per species (this species within the purple bar). Fewer records (to the left) indicates a less abundant/encountered species while more records (to the right) indicates more abundant/encountered species.


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Images from AntWeb

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Worker. Specimen code casent0173525. Photographer April Nobile, uploaded by California Academy of Sciences. Owned by ALWC, Alex L. Wild Collection.


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

  • goeldii. Eciton (Acamatus) goeldii Forel, 1901f: 352 (w.) BRAZIL (Bahia).
    • Type-material: syntype workers (number not stated).
    • Type-locality: Brazil: Sertao de Bahia, Jakobina (Göldi).
    • Type-depositories: MHNG, MNHU, MSNG, MZSP.
    • Combination in E. (Neivamyrmex): Borgmeier, 1948b: 462;
    • combination in Neivamyrmex: Borgmeier, 1955: 396.
    • Status as species: Emery, 1910b: 24; Borgmeier, 1923: 45; Borgmeier, 1933d: 162; Borgmeier, 1936: 65; Borgmeier, 1939: 410; Borgmeier, 1948b: 462; Borgmeier, 1955: 396 (redescription); Kempf, 1972a: 154; Watkins, 1976: 17 (in key); Bolton, 1995b: 289; Wild, 2007b: 26.
    • Distribution: Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay.



  • Borgmeier, T. 1948b. Einige Ameisen aus Argentinien (Hym. Formicidae). Rev. Entomol. (Rio J.) 19: 459-471 (page 462, Combination in E. (Nievamyrmex))
  • Borgmeier, T. 1955. Die Wanderameisen der neotropischen Region. Stud. Entomol. 3: 1-720 (page 396, Combination in Neivamyrmex)
  • Forel, A. 1901j. Variétés myrmécologiques. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 45: 334-382 (page 352, worker described)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Andrade T., G. D. V. Marques, K. Del-Claro. 2007. Diversity of ground dwelling ants in Cerrado: an analysis of temporal variations and distinctive physiognomies of vegetation (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Sociobiology 50(1): 121-134.
  • Kempf W. W. 1978. A preliminary zoogeographical analysis of a regional ant fauna in Latin America. 114. Studia Entomologica 20: 43-62.
  • Kempf, W.W. 1972. Catalago abreviado das formigas da regiao Neotropical (Hym. Formicidae) Studia Entomologica 15(1-4).
  • Vittar, F. 2008. Hormigas (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) de la Mesopotamia Argentina. INSUGEO Miscelania 17(2):447-466
  • Vittar, F., and F. Cuezzo. "Hormigas (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) de la provincia de Santa Fe, Argentina." Revista de la Sociedad Entomológica Argentina (versión On-line ISSN 1851-7471) 67, no. 1-2 (2008).
  • Watkins J. F., II 1976. The identification and distribution of New World army ants (Dorylinae: Formicidae). Waco, Texas: Baylor University Press, 102 pp
  • Wild, A. L. "A catalogue of the ants of Paraguay (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)." Zootaxa 1622 (2007): 1-55.