Nesomyrmex spininodis

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

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Specimen labels

Synonyms

Schmid et al. (2014) found this ant nesting in infructescences (the stem and remains of buds and fruits above the level of the water reservoir in the rosette) of the bromeliad Vriesea friburgensis on Santa Catarina Island, Brazil.

Identification

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil (type locality), Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela.


Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Biology

Koch et al. (2018) sampled this species in Caryocar barsiliense trees, in southeastern Brazil cerrado, as part of a study examining species interactions in ant-plants.

Castes

Queen

Nomenclature

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

  • spininodis. Leptothorax spininodis Mayr, 1887: 617 (w.m.) BRAZIL. Forel, 1912g: 18 (q.). Combination in L. (Goniothorax): Emery, 1896g: 59 (in key); in L. (Nesomyrmex): Kempf, 1959c: 427; in Nesomyrmex: Bolton, 2003: 272. Subspecies of echinatinodis: Forel, 1899c: 55; Emery, 1924d: 250. Revived status as species and senior synonym of genualia, umbratilis: Kempf, 1959c: 427.
  • umbratilis. Leptothorax (Goniothorax) umbratilis Wheeler, W.M. 1921f: 160 (w.q.) GUYANA. Junior synonym of spininodis: Kempf, 1959c: 427.
  • genualia. Leptothorax (Goniothorax) genualia Santschi, 1922d: 252 (w.) PARAGUAY. Junior synonym of spininodis: Kempf, 1959c: 427.

Description

References

  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 272, Combination in Nesomyrmex)
  • Emery, C. 1896g. Studi sulle formiche della fauna neotropica. XVII-XXV. Bull. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 28: 33-107 (page 59, Combination in L. (Goniothorax) (in key))
  • Emery, C. 1924f [1922]. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Myrmicinae. [concl.]. Genera Insectorum 174C: 207-397 (page 250, Race/subspecies of echinatinodis)
  • Forel, A. 1899d. Formicidae. [part]. Biol. Cent.-Am. Hym. 3: 25-56 (page 55, Race/subspecies of echinatinodis)
  • Forel, A. 1912h. Formicides néotropiques. Part IV. 3me sous-famille Myrmicinae Lep. (suite). Mém. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 20: 1-32 (page 18, queen described)
  • 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 427, Combination in L. (Nesomyrmex), Revived status as species, and senior synonym of genualia and umbratilis)
  • Koch, E. B. A., W. Dattilo, F. Camarota, and H. L. Vasconcelos. 2018. From species to individuals: does the variation in ant-plant networks scale result in structural and functional changes? Population Ecology. 60:309-318. doi:10.1007/s10144-018-0634-5
  • Mayr, G. 1887. Südamerikanische Formiciden. Verh. K-K. Zool.-Bot. Ges. Wien 37: 511-632 (page 617, worker, male described)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

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