Nesomyrmex echinatinodis

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Nesomyrmex echinatinodis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Nesomyrmex
Species: N. echinatinodis
Binomial name
Nesomyrmex echinatinodis
(Forel, 1886)

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Synonyms

Gillette et al. (2015) in a Chaipas, Mexico field study of twig-nesting ants in coffee plants found N. echinatinodis occurred in 6% of the twigs with nests. These nests were found on plants growing between 500-1450 m in elevation.

Identification

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 23.050833° to -26.808285°.

   
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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Argentina, Brazil (type locality), Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Venezuela.

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • echinatinodis. Leptothorax echinatinodis Forel, 1886b: xlviii (w.) BRAZIL. Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1955b: 25 (l.). Combination in L. (Goniothorax): Emery, 1896g: 59 (in key); in L. (Caulomyrma): Forel, 1914d: 233; in L. (Nesomyrmex): Kempf, 1959c: 425; in Nesomyrmex: Bolton, 2003: 272. Senior synonym of aculeatinodis, cordincola, dalmasi, pungentinodis, schmidti: Kempf, 1959c: 425.
  • aculeatinodis. Leptothorax (Goniothorax) aculeatinodis Emery, 1896g: 60 (w.) COSTA RICA. Subspecies of echinatinodis: Forel, 1899c: 55; Wheeler, W.M. 1921f: 158. Junior synonym of echinatinodis: Kempf, 1959c: 425.
  • pungentinodis. Leptothorax pungentinodis Emery, 1896b: 2 (q.) PANAMA. Combination in L. (Goniothorax): Emery, 1896g: 59 (in key). Subspecies of echinatinodis: Emery, 1924d: 250. Junior synonym of echinatinodis: Kempf, 1959c: 425.
  • dalmasi. Leptothorax echinatinodis r. dalmasi Forel, 1899c: 55 (w.q.) COLOMBIA. Combination in L. (Goniothorax): Emery, 1924d: 250. Junior synonym of echinatinodis: Kempf, 1959c: 425.
  • schmidti. Leptothorax (Goniothorax) echinatinodis subsp. schmidti Menozzi, 1927c: 275 (w.q.m.) COSTA RICA. Junior synonym of echinatinodis: Kempf, 1959c: 425.
  • cordincola. Leptothorax (Goniothorax) echinatinodis subsp. cordincola Wheeler, W.M. 1942: 205 (w.) PANAMA. Junior synonym of echinatinodis: Kempf, 1959c: 425.

Description

References

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

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