Nylanderia goeldii

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Nylanderia goeldii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Lasiini
Genus: Nylanderia
Species: N. goeldii
Binomial name
Nylanderia goeldii
(Forel, 1912)

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Keys including this Species


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 Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • goeldii. Prenolepis (Nylanderia) goeldii Forel, 1912i: 68 (w.) BRAZIL. Combination in Paratrechina (Nylanderia): Emery, 1925b: 222; in Nylanderia: Kempf, 1972a: 167; in Paratrechina: Brandão, 1991: 367; in Nylanderia: LaPolla, Brady & Shattuck, 2010a: 127.

Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.

LaPolla and Kallal (2019) - We identified some worker specimens from Trinidad (10–12th mi., Arima-Blanchisseuse Rd., N.A. Weber, 207.2 (MCZC)) as N. goeldii, a first record of the species in the West Indies. We are not formally treating the taxonomy of this species as it was described from Brazil and likely has a wide range in South America. The species has not been treated taxonomically since its original description by Forel and should be examined from across its geographical range before making any taxonomic decisions regarding its status. We here designate a lectotype to assist in future taxonomic treatments of this species and provide an image of one of the worker specimens collected in Trinidad to allow for identification.


Type Material


References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Luederwaldt H. 1918. Notas myrmecologicas. Rev. Mus. Paul. 10: 29-64.