Romblonella townesi

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Romblonella townesi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Romblonella
Species: R. townesi
Binomial name
Romblonella townesi
Smith, M.R., 1953

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Paratype Specimen Label

Identification

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 14.96666667° to 14.96666667°.

 
North
Temperate
North
Subtropical
Tropical South
Subtropical
South
Temperate

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Marshall Islands, Northern Mariana Islands (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Countries Occupied

Number of countries occupied by this species based on AntWiki Regional Taxon Lists. In general, fewer countries occupied indicates a narrower range, while more countries indicates a more widespread species.

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Estimated Abundance

Relative abundance based on number of AntMaps records per species (this species within the purple bar). Fewer records (to the left) indicates a less abundant/encountered species while more records (to the right) indicates more abundant/encountered species.

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • townesi. Romblonella townesi Smith, M.R. 1953a: 80 (w.) MARIANAS IS.

Description

References

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Clouse R. M. 2007. The ants of Micronesia (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Micronesica. 39: 171-295.
  • Smith M. R. 1953. A revision of the genus Romblonella W. M. Wheeler (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Proceedings of the Hawaiian Entomological Society 15: 75-80.
  • Smith M. R. 1956. A list of the species of Romblonella including two generic transfers (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Bulletin of the Brooklyn Entomological Society 51: 18.
  • Smith, Marion R. 1953. A Revision of the Genus Romblonella W. M. Wheeler (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Hawaiian Entomological Society. 15(1):75-80.
  • Taylor, R. W. 1991. Notes on the ant genera Romblonella and Willowsiella, with comments on their affinities, and the first descriptions of Australian species (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Myrmicinae). Psyche (Cambridge) 97: 281-296.