Nesomyrmex sculptiventris

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Nesomyrmex sculptiventris
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Nesomyrmex
Species: N. sculptiventris
Binomial name
Nesomyrmex sculptiventris
(Mayr, 1887)

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Specimen Labels




Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Brazil (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • sculptiventris. Leptothorax sculptiventris Mayr, 1887: 620 (w.) BRAZIL. Combination in L. (Nesomyrmex): Kempf, 1959c: 400; in Nesomyrmex: Bolton, 2003: 272. Senior synonym of borgmeieri, distincta, major: Kempf, 1959c: 400.
  • major. Leptothorax sculptiventris var. major Forel, 1899c: 54 (footnote) (w.) BRAZIL. Junior synonym of sculptiventris: Kempf, 1959c: 400.
  • distincta. Leptothorax sculptiventris var. distincta Crawley, 1922a: 85 (w.) SOUTH AMERICA (no locality given). Junior synonym of sculptiventris: Kempf, 1959c: 400.
  • borgmeieri. Leptothorax sculptiventris var. borgmeieri Wheeler, W.M. 1931b: 31 (in text) (w.) BRAZIL. Junior synonym of sculptiventris: Kempf, 1959c: 400.



  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 272, Combination in Nesomyrmex)
  • Kempf, W. W. 1959d. A synopsis of the New World species belonging to the Nesomyrmex-group of the ant genus Leptothorax Mayr (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Stud. Entomol. (n.s.) 2: 391-432 (page 400, Combination in L. (Nesomyrmex), and senior synonym of borgmeieri, distincta and major)
  • Mayr, G. 1887. Südamerikanische Formiciden. Verh. K-K. Zool.-Bot. Ges. Wien 37: 511-632 (page 620, worker described)