Strumigenys sanctipauli

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Strumigenys sanctipauli
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Strumigenys
Species: S. sanctipauli
Binomial name
Strumigenys sanctipauli
Kempf, 1958

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Specimen Labels

Known from two workers: the holotype and an individual captured in a winkler sample.


A member of the mandibularis complex in the Strumigenys mandibularis-group.

Keys including this Species


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Brazil (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • sanctipauli. Strumigenys sanctipauli Kempf, 1958g: 556, figs. 1-4 (w.) BRAZIL. See also: Bolton, 2000: 539.

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



Bolton (2000) - TL 4.3-4.5, HL 1.01-1.05, HW 0.75-0.83, CI 74-79, ML 0.95-0.96, MI 91-94, SL 0.86-0.90, SI 108-115, PW 0.44-0.48, AL 0.98-1.08 (2 measured).

Characters of mandibularis-complex. Mandibles very long, the outer margins diverging anteriorly at full closure. Distal preapical tooth closer to apicodorsal tooth than to proximal preapical tooth. Eye small, protuberent, with 5 ommatidia in the longest row.a on middle and hind femora small, ovate, located close to dorsal apex; hind femora long (ca. 0.92-0.94). Propodeum in profile with a sharp triangular tooth dorsally and a small triangular lobe at base of declivity, the two linked by a narrow lamella. In dorsal view propodeal teeth at least as broad as in profile. Lateral spongiform lobe of petiole narrow, no more than an extension of the posterior collar down the side of the node. Disc of postpetiole reticulate-punctate. First gastral tergite smooth, the basigastral costulae vestigial, shorter than the posterior spongiform collar of the postpetiole.

Type Material

Bolton (2000) - Holotype worker, BRAZIL: Sao Paulo, V. Estr. Santos, Meio da Serra, 22.xii.1957, no. 2088 (W. W. Kempf) (Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de Sao Paulo) [examined].


References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Bolton, B. 2000. The Ant Tribe Dacetini. Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute 65
  • Brown W. L. Jr. 1962. The neotropical species of the ant genus Strumigenys Fr. Smith: synopsis and keys to the species. Psyche (Cambridge) 69: 238-267.
  • Kempf W. W. 1958. The ants of the tribe Dacetini in the State of Sao Paulo, Brazil, with the description of a new species of Strumigenys. (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Studia Entomologica (n.s.)1: 553-560.
  • Kempf, W.W. 1972. Catalago abreviado das formigas da regiao Neotropical (Hym. Formicidae) Studia Entomologica 15(1-4).
  • Silva R.R., and C. R. F. Brandao. 2014. Ecosystem-Wide Morphological Structure of Leaf-Litter Ant Communities along a Tropical Latitudinal Gradient. PLoSONE 9(3): e93049. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0093049
  • Silva T. S. R., and R. M. Feitosa. 2019. Using controlled vocabularies in anatomical terminology: A case study with Strumigenys (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Arthropod Structure and Development 52: 1-26.
  • Suguituru S. S., M. Santina de Castro Morini, R. M. Feitosa, and R. Rosa da Silva. 2015. Formigas do Alto Tiete. Canal 6 Editora 458 pages
  • Ulyssea M. A., C. R. F. Brandao. 2013. Catalogue of Dacetini and Solenopsidini ant type specimens (Hymenoptera, Formicidae, Myrmicinae) deposited in the Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil. Papies Avulsos de Zoologia 53(14): 187-209.