Neivamyrmex raptor

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Neivamyrmex raptor
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Neivamyrmex
Species: N. raptor
Binomial name
Neivamyrmex raptor
(Forel, 1911)

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Argentina, Brazil (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


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

  • raptans. Eciton raptans Forel, 1911d: 395 (footnote). [Unnecessary replacement name for raptor Forel, see below.] Bruch, 1924a: 232 (q., see Bruch, 1925b: 125). Combination in Neivamyrmex: Borgmeier, 1953: 8. Subspecies of hetschkoi: Bruch, 1928: 350. Revived status as species: Santschi, 1934c: 25. Senior synonym of abstinens (unnecessary replacement name): Forel, 1913l: 213; of rebellatum: Borgmeier, 1955: 481. Junior synonym of raptor: Bolton, 1995b: 291.
  • raptor. Eciton (Acamatus) raptor Forel, 1911c: 289 (w.) BRAZIL. Combination in Neivamyrmex: Borgmeier, 1955: 481. Senior synonym of raptans (and its junior synonyms abstinens, rebellatum): Bolton, 1995b: 291. [The name raptans Forel was proposed as a replacement for raptor Forel because of the name Eciton raptor Smith, F. 1855c: 169. The last name is however an incorrect subsequent spelling, in the figure legends, of Eciton rapax Smith, F. 1855c: 163. As an incorrect subsequent spelling raptor Smith is unavailable, and therefore does not enter into homonymy.]
  • abstinens. Eciton (Acamatus) abstinens Ihering, 1912: 232. Unnecessary replacement name for, and hence junior synonym of, raptans: Forel, 1913l: 213.
  • rebellatum. Eciton (Acamatus) raptans var. rebellatum Santschi, 1934c: 25, pl. 3, figs. 4, 6, 10, 14, 19 (w.q.m.) ARGENTINA. Combination in Neivamyrmex: Borgmeier, 1953: 13. Junior synonym of raptans: Borgmeier, 1955: 481.



  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 291, Senior synonym of raptans (and its junior synonyms abstinens and rebellatum). new synonymy)
  • Borgmeier, T. 1955. Die Wanderameisen der neotropischen Region. Stud. Entomol. 3: 1-720 (page 481, Combination in Neivamyrmex)
  • Forel, A. 1911e. Ameisen des Herrn Prof. v. Ihering aus Brasilien (Sao Paulo usw.) nebst einigen anderen aus Südamerika und Afrika (Hym.). Dtsch. Entomol. Z. 1911: 285-312 (page 289, worker described)