Neivamyrmex postcarinatus

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Neivamyrmex postcarinatus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Neivamyrmex
Species: N. postcarinatus
Binomial name
Neivamyrmex postcarinatus
Borgmeier, 1953

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Specimen Labels

This species is only known from queens and/or workers and has yet to be associated with males.


Jack Longino:

Transverse carina present near junction of dorsal and posterior faces of propodeum.


Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 18.18333333° to -13.83333333°.

Tropical South

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Costa Rica, Mexico, Panama (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Jack Longino: I know this species from two collections, one from Sirena in Corcovado National Park, the other from Hitoy Cerere Biological Reserve. The collection from Hitoy Cerere was a column on vegetation at night.



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

  • postcarinatus. Neivamyrmex postcarinatus Borgmeier, 1953: 43, figs. 34, 35 (w.) PANAMA (Barro Colorado I.).
    • Type-material: 34 syntype workers.
    • Type-locality: Panama: Canal Zone, Barro Colorado I., 21.ii.1946, no. 93, 8.iii.1946, no.97, 18.iii.1946, no. 100, and 16.i.1948, no 141 (T.C. Schneirla).
    • Type-depository: MZSP.
    • Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1984: 272 (l.).
    • Status as species: Borgmeier, 1955: 395 (redescription); Kempf, 1972a: 158; Watkins, 1976: 12 (in key); Bolton, 1995b: 291.
    • Distribution: Panama



References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

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  • Borowiec M. L. 2016. Generic revision of the ant subfamily Dorylinae (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). ZooKeys 608: 1–280.
  • Dattilo W. et al. 2019. MEXICO ANTS: incidence and abundance along the Nearctic-Neotropical interface. Ecology
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