Protalaridris punctata

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Protalaridris punctata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Protalaridris
Species: P. punctata
Binomial name
Protalaridris punctata
Lattke, 2018

This species, along with Protalaridris bordoni, are presently only known from the cloud forests in the vicinity of the Estación Biológica of the Universidad Central de Venezuela in the Coastal Mountains of Venezuela. Most specimens of this species come from a single 1m2 leaf litter sample taken at 1225 m during a study of ant diversity in the Rancho Grande cloud forest (Lattke & Riera, 2012). The same field work uncovered a dealate queen in a soil sample taken at an altitude some 200 m higher.

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Venezuela (type locality).

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • punctata. Protalaridris punctata Lattke, in Lattke et al., 2018: 288, figs. 9a-d (w.q.) VENEZUELA.

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