Solenopsis tridens

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Solenopsis tridens
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Solenopsidini
Genus: Solenopsis
Species group: tridens
Species: S. tridens
Binomial name
Solenopsis tridens
Forel, 1911

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Specimen Labels

Subspecies

Identification

A member of the Solenopsis tridens species-group. Monomorphic workers.

Distribution

Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: -8.083333° to -24.356°.

   
North
Temperate
North
Subtropical
Tropical South
Subtropical
South
Temperate

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Brazil (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.

  • tridens. Solenopsis tridens Forel, 1911c: 298 (w.) BRAZIL (Bahia).
    • Type-material: syntype workers (number not stated).
    • Type-locality: Brazil: Bahia, Villa Nova (Garbe).
    • Type-depository: MHNG.
    • Status as species: Emery, 1922e: 198; Borgmeier, 1927c: 108; Creighton, 1930b: 94; Ettershank, 1966: 144; Kempf, 1972a: 241; Trager, 1991: 162 (redescription); Bolton, 1995b: 391.
    • Distribution: Brazil.
    • Current subspecies: nominal plus lehmannnitschei.

Description

References

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Gomes E. C. F., G. T. Ribeiro, T. M. S. Souza, and L. Sousa-Souto. 2014. Ant assemblages (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in three different stages of forest regeneration in a fragment of Atlantic Forest in Sergipe, Brazil. Sociobiology 61(3): 250-257.
  • Kempf W. W. 1978. A preliminary zoogeographical analysis of a regional ant fauna in Latin America. 114. Studia Entomologica 20: 43-62.
  • Ribeiro L. F., R. R. C. Solar, T. G. Sobrinho, D. C. Muscardi, J. H. Schoereder, and A. N. Andersen. 2019. Different trophic groups of arboreal ants show differential responses to resource supplementation in a neotropical savanna. Oecologia 190(2): 433-443.
  • Sandoval V. E., and G. Zambrano. 2007. Catálogo de las hormigas presentes en el Museo de Historia Natural de la Universidad del Cauca. Taller Editorial de la Universidad del Cauca, Popayán. 60 pp.