Poneracantha menozzii

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Poneracantha menozzii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ectatomminae
Tribe: Ectatommini
Genus: Poneracantha
Species: P. menozzii
Binomial name
Poneracantha menozzii
(Borgmeier, 1928)

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Specimen Label

Synonyms

Found in forested areas, including montane forests.

Identification

A member of the rastrata complex (in the rastrata subgroup of the rastrata species group). Eyes convex; mandibles; promesonotal suture impressed but not deep, metanotal groove very deep; propodeal teeth short; mesosoma longitudinally costulate. (Lattke 1995)

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: -13.195556° to -29.9°.

   
North
Temperate
North
Subtropical
Tropical South
Subtropical
South
Temperate

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Brazil (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Countries Occupied

Number of countries occupied by this species based on AntWiki Regional Taxon Lists. In general, fewer countries occupied indicates a narrower range, while more countries indicates a more widespread species.

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Estimated Abundance

Relative abundance based on number of AntMaps records per species (this species within the purple bar). Fewer records (to the left) indicates a less abundant/encountered species while more records (to the right) indicates more abundant/encountered species.

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • menozzii. Holcoponera menozzii Borgmeier, 1928a: 32 (w.q.) BRAZIL (Rio Grande do Sul).
    • Type-material: syntype workers (number not stated, “several”), 1 syntype queen.
    • Type-locality: Brazil: Rio Grande do Sul, Nova Petropolis, 8.i.1927 (P. Buck).
    • Type-depositories: MCZC, MZSP, NHMB (perhaps also in IEUB).
    • Combination in Ectatomma (Parectatomma): Santschi, 1929h: 476;
    • combination in Gnamptogenys: Brown, 1958g: 228;
    • combination in Poneracantha: Camacho, Franco, Branstetter, et al. 2022: 11.
    • Status as species: Santschi, 1929h: 476; Brown, 1958g: 228, 316; Kempf, 1972a: 113; Bolton, 1995b: 209; Lattke, 1995: 175; Lattke, et al. 2007: 263 (in key); Feitosa, 2015c: 98; Camacho, et al. 2020: 461 (in key); Camacho, Franco, Branstetter, et al. 2022: 11.
    • Senior synonym of schubarti: Lattke, 1995: 175; Camacho, Franco, Branstetter, et al. 2022: 11.
    • Distribution: Brazil, Colombia.
  • schubarti. Ectatomma (Parectatomma) schubarti Borgmeier, 1948a: 198, fig. 22 (w.) BRAZIL (São Paulo).
    • Type-material: 10 syntype workers.
    • Type-locality: Brazil: São Paulo, Monte Alegre, iv.1944 (O. Schubart).
    • Type-depository: MZSP.
    • Combination in Gnamptogenys: Brown, 1958g: 229.
    • Status as species: Brown, 1958g: 229; Kempf, 1972a: 114; Bolton, 1995b: 210.
    • Junior synonym of menozzii: Lattke, 1995: 175; Camacho, Franco, Branstetter, et al. 2022: 11.

Description

References

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Borgmeier T. 1948. Die Geschlechtstiere zweier Eciton-Arten und einige andere Ameisen aus Mittel- und Suedamerika (Hym. Formicidae). Revista de Entomologia (Rio de Janeiro) 19: 191-206.
  • Brown W. L., Jr. 1958. Contributions toward a reclassification of the Formicidae. II. Tribe Ectatommini (Hymenoptera). Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 118: 173-362.
  • Franco W., N. Ladino, J. H. C. Delabie, A. Dejean, J. Orivel, M. Fichaux, S. Groc, M. Leponce, and R. M. Feitosa. 2019. First checklist of the ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of French Guiana. Zootaxa 4674(5): 509-543.
  • Kempf W. W. 1978. A preliminary zoogeographical analysis of a regional ant fauna in Latin America. 114. Studia Entomologica 20: 43-62.
  • Kempf, W.W. 1972. Catalago abreviado das formigas da regiao Neotropical (Hym. Formicidae) Studia Entomologica 15(1-4).
  • Lattke J. E. 1995. Revision of the ant genus Gnamptogenys in the New World (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Journal of Hymenoptera Research 4: 137-193
  • Scott-Santos, C.P., F.A. Esteves, C.R.F. Brandao. 2008. Catalogue of "Poneromorph" ant type specimens (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) deposited in the Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil. Papeis Avulsos de Zoologia 48(11):75-88.
  • Soares, S.M. and J.H. Schoereder. 2001. Ant-nest distribution in a remnant of tropical rainforest in southeastern Brazil. Insectes Sociaux 48:280-286
  • do Nascimento, I.C. 2006. Fenologia dos Voos de Acasalamento em Formigas Tropicais