Prionopelta punctulata

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Prionopelta punctulata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Amblyoponinae
Tribe: Amblyoponini
Genus: Prionopelta
Species: P. punctulata
Binomial name
Prionopelta punctulata
Mayr, 1866

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Synonyms

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Argentina, Brazil (type locality), Paraguay.


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Biology

Castes

Worker

Queen

Male

Nomenclature

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

  • punctulata. Prionopelta punctulata Mayr, 1866a: 505 (q.) BRAZIL (Paraná).
    • Type-material: holotype queen.
    • Type-locality: Brazil: Paraná (no collector’s name).
    • Type-depository: NHMW.
    • Mayr, 1887: 549 (w.); Forel, 1893g: 367 (m.); Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1952a: 120 (l.).
    • Status as species: Mayr, 1887: 549; Forel, 1893g: 367; Dalla Torre, 1893: 15; Forel, 1895b: 110; Wheeler, W.M. 1905b: 120; Emery, 1911d: 33; Borgmeier, 1923: 54; Brown, 1960a: 178, 215; Kempf, 1972a: 210; Kempf & Lenko, 1976: 49; Bolton, 1995b: 365; Wild, 2007b: 23; Feitosa, 2015c: 97; Ladino & Feitosa, 2020: 240 (redescription).
    • Senior synonym of bruchi: Brown, 1960a: 178; 216; Kempf, 1972a: 210; Bolton, 1995b: 365; Ladino & Feitosa, 2020: 240.
    • Senior synonym of mayri: Brown, 1960a: 178; 216; Kempf, 1972a: 210; Bolton, 1995b: 365; Ladino & Feitosa, 2020: 240.
    • Distribution: Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay.
  • bruchi. Prionopelta bruchi Santschi, 1923c: 245 (w.) ARGENTINA (Córdoba).
    • Type-material: 2 syntype workers.
    • Type-locality: Argentina: Córdoba, Alta Gracia (C. Bruch).
    • Type-depository: NHMB.
    • [Note: type-material had initially been referred to as Typhlomyrmex bruchi Santschi, 1922d: 242, nomen nudum (Lacau et al. 2005: 39).]
    • Status as species: Santschi, 1931e: 273; Kusnezov, 1953b: 336.
    • Junior synonym of punctulata: Brown, 1960a: 178; Kempf, 1972a: 210; Bolton, 1995b: 365; Ladino & Feitosa, 2020: 240.
  • mayri. Prionopelta mayri Forel, 1909a: 239 (w.) BRAZIL (Santa Catarina).
    • Type-material: holotype worker.
    • Type-locality: Brazil: Santa Catarina (Hetschko).
    • [Note: this taxon is based on a worker initially recorded as P. punctulata Mayr, sensu Mayr, 1887: 549 (misidenification).]
    • Type-depository: NHMW.
    • Status as species: Emery, 1911d: 33; Mann, 1922: 2; Santschi, 1923c: 246; Borgmeier, 1923: 53.
    • Junior synonym of punctulata: Brown, 1960a: 178; Kempf, 1972a: 210; Bolton, 1995b: 365; Ladino & Feitosa, 2020: 240.

Description

References

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

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