Pseudomyrmex maculatus

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Pseudomyrmex maculatus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Pseudomyrmecinae
Genus: Pseudomyrmex
Species: P. maculatus
Binomial name
Pseudomyrmex maculatus
(Smith, F., 1855)

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Argentina, Barbados, Brazil (type locality), Guyana, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago.

Distribution based on AntMaps


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

  • maculatus. Pseudomyrma maculata Smith, F. 1855c: 158 (w.) BRAZIL. Combination in Pseudomyrmex: Kempf, 1958f: 454. Subspecies of gracilis: Emery, 1890b: 60. Revived status as species: Dalla Torre, 1893: 57; Mann, 1916: 426. Senior synonym of laticeps, wagneri: Kempf, 1958f: 454.
  • laticeps. Pseudomyrma nigropilosa r. laticeps Forel, 1906d: 229 (w.) TRINIDAD. Junior synonym of maculatus: Kempf, 1958f: 454.
  • wagneri. Pseudomyrma nigropilosa st. wagneri Santschi, 1922b: 347 (w.) ARGENTINA. Gallardo, 1932a: 53 (q.). Junior synonym of maculatus: Kempf, 1958f: 454.



  • Dalla Torre, K. W. von. 1893. Catalogus Hymenopterorum hucusque descriptorum systematicus et synonymicus. Vol. 7. Formicidae (Heterogyna). Leipzig: W. Engelmann, 289 pp. (page 57, Revived status as species)
  • Emery, C. 1890b. Voyage de M. E. Simon au Venezuela (Décembre 1887 - Avril 1888). Formicides. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Fr. (6)(10): 55-76 (page 60, Race of gracilis)
  • Kempf, W. W. 1958f. Estudos sôbre Pseudomyrmex. II. (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Stud. Entomol. (n.s.) 1: 433-462 (page 454, Combination in Pseudomyrmex)
  • Kempf, W. W. 1958f. Estudos sôbre Pseudomyrmex. II. (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Stud. Entomol. (n.s.) 1: 433-462 (page 454, Senior synonym of laticeps and wagneri)
  • Mann, W. M. 1916. The Stanford Expedition to Brazil, 1911, John C. Branner, Director. The ants of Brazil. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 60: 399-490 (page 426, Revived status as species)
  • Smith, F. 1855c. Descriptions of some species of Brazilian ants belonging to the genera Pseudomyrma, Eciton and Myrmica (with observations on their economy by Mr. H. W. Bates). Trans. Entomol. Soc. Lond. (2) 3: 156-169 (page 158, worker described)