Pseudomyrmex pazosi

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Pseudomyrmex pazosi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Pseudomyrmecinae
Genus: Pseudomyrmex
Species: P. pazosi
Binomial name
Pseudomyrmex pazosi
(Santschi, 1909)

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Specimen Labels

Synonyms

Identification

Ward (1989) - P. pazosi is a small (worker HW < 0.76) Cuban species in the P. pallidus group, with orange head, mesosoma, petiole, and postpetiole, and a contrasting black gaster; smooth, shiny puncticulate head; broad fore femur; and a gaster devoid of dense pubescence.

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Cuba (type locality), Greater Antilles.


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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.

  • pazosi. Pseudomyrma pazosi Santschi, 1909a: 309 (w.q.) CUBA. Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1956: 386 (l.). Combination in Pseudomyrmex: Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1956: 386. Subspecies of flavidulus: Wheeler, W.M. 1913b: 484; Mann, 1920: 406. Revived status as species and senior synonym of jaumei: Ward, 1989: 441.
  • jaumei. Pseudomyrma flavidula var. jaumei Aguayo, 1932: 217 (w.) CUBA. Combination in Pseudomyrmex: Kempf, 1972a: 218. Junior synonym of pazosi: Ward, 1989: 441.

Description

Type Material

Syntype workers, queens, Cuba (Pazosi) (Naturhistorisches Museum, Basel) [Examined]. One syntype worker here designated LECTOTYPE.

Pseudomyrma flavidula val. jaumei Holotype worker, El Palenque, Cuba (M. Jaume) (Museum of Comparative Zoology) [Examined].

References

  • Mann, W. M. 1920b. Additions to the ant fauna of the West Indies and Central America. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 42: 403-439 (page 406, Variety of flavidulus)
  • Santschi, F. 1909a. Une nouvelle fourmi (Hym.) de Cuba. Bull. Soc. Entomol. Fr. 1909: 309-310 (page 309, worker, queen described)
  • Ward, P. S. 1989a. Systematic studies on pseudomyrmecine ants: revision of the Pseudomyrmex oculatus and P. subtilissimus species groups, with taxonomic comments on other species. Quaest. Entomol. 25: 393-468 (page 441, Revived status as species, and senior synonym of jaumei)
  • Wheeler, G. C.; Wheeler, J. 1956. The ant larvae of the subfamily Pseudomyrmecinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 49: 374-398 (page 386, larva described)
  • Wheeler, G. C.; Wheeler, J. 1956. The ant larvae of the subfamily Pseudomyrmecinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 49: 374-398 (page 386, Combination in Pseudomyrmex)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1913b. The ants of Cuba. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 54: 477-505 (page 484, Variety of flavidulus)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

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  • Fontenla J. L. 2005. Species of ants (Formicidae) recorded during the rapid biological inventory of the Zapata Peninsula, 8-15 September 2002. In: Kirkconnell P., A., D. F. Stotz, y / and J. M. Shopland, eds. 2005. Cuba: Península de Zapata. Rapid Biological Inventories Report 07. The Field Museum, Chicago
  • Fontenla J. L. 2005. Species of ants (Formicidae) recorded in the Sierra de Cubitas and adjacent areas, Camagüey Province, 16-19 September 2002. In: Díaz, L., M., W. S. Alverson, A. Barreto V., y / and T. Wachter. 2006. Cuba: Camagüey, Sierra de Cubitas. Rapid Biological Inventories Report 08. The Field Museum, Chicago
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  • Forel A. 1912. Einige interessante Ameisen des Deutschen Entomologischen Museums zu Berlin-Dahlem. Entomol. Mitt. 1: 81-83.
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  • Mann W. M. 1920. Additions to the ant fauna of the West Indies and Central America. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 42: 403-439.
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  • Portuondo E. F., and J. L. Reyes. 2006. Species of hymenopterans recorded in Siboney-Juticí Ecological Reserve, Santiago de Cuba Province, compiled from collections during the rapid inventory of 27-28 September 2002. Fong G., A., D. Maceira F., W. S. Alverson, y / and J. M. Shopland, eds. 2005. Cuba: Siboney-Juticí. Rapid Biological Inventories Report 10. The Field Museum, Chicago.
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