Syllophopsis subcoeca

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Syllophopsis subcoeca
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Solenopsidini
Genus: Syllophopsis
Species: S. subcoeca
Binomial name
Syllophopsis subcoeca
(Emery, 1894)

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This species is currently only known from the Caribbean region, where it is considered to be a native species (Fernández, 2007). The name has been applied to specimens from other regions but always with qualifiers such as "compare with" or "near". Current data suggests that these are distinct species rather than S. subcoeca itself.

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Barbados, Brazil, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Lesser Antilles, Mexico, Puerto Rico.

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.

  • subcoeca. Monomorium subcoecum Emery, 1894c: 150 (w.q.) VIRGIN IS (St Thomas I.).
    • Type-material: syntype workers (number not stated), 1 syntype queen.
    • Type-locality: Virgin Is (“Antilles”): St Thomas I. (no collector’s name).
    • Type-depository: MSNG.
    • Combination in Syllophopsis: Ward, et al. 2015: 73.
    • Status as species: Wheeler, W.M. 1908a: 128; Emery, 1922e: 173; Kusnezov, 1949a: 425; Ettershank, 1966: 92; Kempf, 1972a: 144; Bolton, 1995b: 267; Fernández, 2007b: 138; Wetterer, et al. 2016: 20; Deyrup, 2017: 76.
    • Distribution: Barbados, Dominica, Puerto Rico, U.S.A. (Florida), Virgin Is.



References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Wetterer J. K., and M. R. Sharaf. 2017. Worldwide Distribution of Syllophopsis sechellensis (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Florida Entomologist 100(2): 281-285.