Dorymyrmex goetschi

AntWiki: The Ants --- Online
Revision as of 03:06, 26 February 2022 by SShattuck (talk | contribs) (Add Countries Occupied and Estimated Abundance templates)
(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Dorymyrmex goetschi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dolichoderinae
Tribe: Leptomyrmecini
Genus: Dorymyrmex
Species: D. goetschi
Binomial name
Dorymyrmex goetschi
Goetsch, 1933

Dorymyrmex goetschi casent0249682 p 1 high.jpg

Dorymyrmex goetschi casent0249682 d 1 high.jpg

Specimen Labels



Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: -27.366389° to -32.56798°.

Tropical South

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Chile (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

Check data from AntWeb

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.


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.





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

  • goetschi. Dorymyrmex goetschi Goetsch, 1933: 27, fig. 1, attributed to Menozzi (w.) CHILE (indication only). Menozzi, 1935c: 322 (w., full description). Combination in D. (Araucomyrmex): Menozzi, 1935c: 322; in Araucomyrmex: Snelling & Hunt, 1976: 97; in Dorymyrmex: Shattuck, 1992c: 85. Subspecies of tener: Menozzi, 1935c: 322. Junior synonym of tener: Kusnezov, 1959: 370. Revived from synonymy and revived status as species: Snelling & Hunt, 1976: 97.



  • Goetsch, W. 1933a. Chilenische Wüsten-, Steppen- und Wald-Ameisen. Sitzungsber. Ges. Morph. Physiol. Münch. 42: 27-35 (page 27, fig. 1 worker described (indication only; attributed to Menozzi). )
  • Kusnezov, N. 1960b [1959]. La fauna de hormigas en el oeste de la Patagonia y Tierra del Fuego. Acta Zool. Lilloana 17: 321-401 (page 370?, Junior synonym of tener)
  • Menozzi, C. 1935c. Fauna Chilensis. II. (Nach Sammlungen von W. Goetsch). Le formiche del Cile. Zool. Jahrb. Abt. Syst. Ökol. Geogr. Tiere 67: 319-336 (page 322, worker described, Combination in D. (Araucomyrmex), Subspecies of tener)
  • Shattuck, S. O. 1992c. Generic revision of the ant subfamily Dolichoderinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Sociobiology 21: 1-181 (page 85, Combination in Dorymyrmex)
  • Snelling, R. R.; Hunt, J. H. 1975. The ants of Chile (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Rev. Chil. Entomol. 9: 63-129 (page 97, Combination in Araucomyrmex, Revived from synonymy and revived status as species)
  • Torres-Contreras H. & R.A. Vasquez 2004. A field experiment on the influence of load transportation and patch distance on the locomotion velocity of Dorymyrmex goetschi (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Insectes Sociaux 51: 265-270.

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Goetsch W. and C. Menozzi. 1935. Die Ameisen Chiles. Konowia 14: 94-102
  • Goetsch, W., and C. Menozzi. "Die Ameisen Chiles." Konowia 14 (1935): 94-102.
  • Medel R. G., and R. A. Vasquez. 1994. Comparative analysis of harvester ant assemblages of Argentinian and Chilean arid zones. Journal of Arid Anvironments 26: 363-371
  • Menozzi C. 1935. Fauna Chilensis. II. (Nach Sammlungen von W. Goetsch). Le formiche del Cile. Zoologische Jahrbücher. Abteilung für Systematik, Ökologie und Geographie der Tiere. 67: 319-336.
  • Shattuck S. O. 1994. Taxonomic catalog of the ant subfamilies Aneuretinae and Dolichoderinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). University of California Publications in Entomology 112: i-xix, 1-241.
  • Snelling R. R., and J. H. Hunt. 1975. The ants of Chile (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) Revista Chilena de Entomología 9: 63-129.