Pseudomyrmex elongatulus

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Pseudomyrmex elongatulus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Pseudomyrmecinae
Genus: Pseudomyrmex
Species: P. elongatulus
Binomial name
Pseudomyrmex elongatulus
(Dalla Torre, 1892)

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Specimen Labels




Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Mexico (type locality), Panama, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Association with Other Organisms

This species is a host for the eupelmid wasp Anastatus reduvii (a parasite) (Universal Chalcidoidea Database) (primary host).



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

  • elongata. Pseudomyrma elongata Smith, F. 1877b: 67 (w.) MEXICO. [Junior primary homonym of elongata Mayr, 1870a: 413, below.] Replacement name: elongatula Dalla Torre, 1892: 89.
  • elongatulus. Pseudomyrma elongatula Dalla Torre, 1892: 89. Replacement name for elongata Smith, above. [Junior primary homonym of elongata Mayr, 1870a: 413, below.] Combination in Pseudomyrmex: Kempf, 1967c: 6. Senior synonym of decipiens: Kempf, 1967c: 6.
  • decipiens. Pseudomyrma decipiens Forel, 1899c: 95, pl. 4, fig. 9 (w.q.) MEXICO. Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1956: 382 (l.). Combination in Pseudomyrmex: Creighton, 1953b: 132. Junior synonym of elongatulus: Kempf, 1967c: 6.