Pseudomyrmex tenuis

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Pseudomyrmex tenuis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Pseudomyrmecinae
Genus: Pseudomyrmex
Species: P. tenuis
Binomial name
Pseudomyrmex tenuis
(Fabricius, 1804)

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Synonyms

Identification

Ward (1989) - The lectotype worker of P. tenuis is concolorous testaceous brown, with a densely punctate, opaque head; large elongate eyes; inflected, tectiform median clypeal lobe; sharply margined pronotum; tall, thin, anterodorsally angulate (pointed) petiole; and no erect pilosity on the mesosoma dorsum. This agrees with the concept of P. tenuis which has been prevalent in the literature.

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Bolivia, Brazil (type locality), Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname.


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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.

  • tenuis. Formica tenuis Fabricius, 1804: 405 (w.) BRAZIL. Kempf, 1960a: 28 (q.). Combination in Pseudomyrma: Roger, 1862c: 289; in P. (Ornatinoda): Enzmann, 1944: 61; in Pseudomyrmex: Kempf, 1960a: 7. Senior synonym of ligniseca: Roger, 1862c: 289; of andina, paraensis, pittieri, rufa: Kempf, 1960a: 26. See also: Perrault, 1988a: 384.
  • ligniseca. Pseudomyrma ligniseca Smith, F. 1858b: 158 (q.) BRAZIL. Junior synonym of tenuis: Roger, 1862c: 289.
  • rufa. Pseudomyrma rufa Smith, F. 1877b: 64 (w.) BRAZIL. Mann, 1916: 425 (q.). Junior synonym of tenuis: Kempf, 1960a: 26.
  • pittieri. Pseudomyrma tenuis var. pittieri Forel, 1906d: 230 (w.) COSTA RICA. Junior synonym of tenuis: Kempf, 1960a: 26.
  • paraensis. Pseudomyrma tenuis var. paraensis Forel, 1912g: 19 (w.) BRAZIL. Junior synonym of tenuis: Kempf, 1960a: 26.
  • andina. Pseudomyrma tenuis var. andina Enzmann, E.V. 1944: 92 (w.) PERU. Junior synonym of tenuis: Kempf, 1960a: 26.

Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.

Description

Type Material

Syntype worker, Essequibo, Guyana (Smidt) (Zoologisk Museum, University of Copenhagen) [Examined]; here designated LECTOTYPE.

References

  • Enzmann, E. V. 1944. Systematic notes on the genus Pseudomyrma. Psyche (Camb.) 51: 59-103 (page 61, Combination in P. (Ornatinoda))
  • Fabricius, J. C. 1804. Systema Piezatorum secundum ordines, genera, species, adjectis synonymis, locis, observationibus, descriptionibus. Brunswick: C. Reichard, xiv + 15-439 + 30 pp. (page 405, worker described)
  • Kempf, W. W. 1960a. Estudo sôbre Pseudomyrmex I. (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Rev. Bras. Entomol. 9: 5-32 (page 28, queen described)
  • Kempf, W. W. 1960a. Estudo sôbre Pseudomyrmex I. (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Rev. Bras. Entomol. 9: 5-32 (page 7, Combination in Pseudomyrmex)
  • Kempf, W. W. 1960a. Estudo sôbre Pseudomyrmex I. (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Rev. Bras. Entomol. 9: 5-32 (page 26, Senior synonym of andina, paraensis, pittieri and rufa)
  • Perrault, G. H. 1988a [1987]. Notes sur des types de Pseudomyrmex décrits par F. Smith. I. (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Nouv. Rev. Entomol. (n.s.) 4: 381-385 (page 384, see also)
  • Roger, J. 1862c. Synonymische Bemerkungen. 1. Ueber Formiciden. Berl. Entomol. Z. 6: 283-297 (page 289, Combination in Pseudomyrma)
  • Roger, J. 1862c. Synonymische Bemerkungen. 1. Ueber Formiciden. Berl. Entomol. Z. 6: 283-297 (page 289, Senior synonym of ligniseca)