Nylanderia acuminata ( Forel, 1911 )

Williams, Jason L., 2016, Taxonomic revision and phylogeny of the ant genus Prenolepis (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), Zootaxa 4200 (2), pp. 201-258: 244

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http://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4200.2.1

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scientific name

Nylanderia acuminata ( Forel, 1911 )
status

comb. nov.

Nylanderia acuminata ( Forel, 1911)  , comb. nov.

( Figs 121–123View FIGURES 121 – 123)

Prenolepis acuminata Forel, 1911: 309  (w.). Holotype worker, MEXICO: Jalapa ( MHNGAbout MHNG: CASENT0911041) [examined]. 

Morphology. Worker. Measurements (n=3): CMCAbout CMC: 40–46; EL: 0.26–0.28; EW: 0.19; HL: 0.84–0.88; HLAAbout HLA: 0.37; HLP: 0.39–0.40; HW: 0.75; IOD: 0.46–0.47; LF1: 0.18–0.22; LF2: 0.18–0.22; LHTAbout LHT: 1.07–1.10; MMC: 5–6; MTW: 0.46–0.47; MW: 0.32–0.35; PDH: 0.32–0.33; PMC: 9–12; PrCL: 0.52–0.53; PrCW: 0.29–0.33; PrFL: 0.87–0.91; PrFW: 0.24–0.25; PTHAbout PTH: 0.32; PTL: 0.28–0.29; PTW: 0.20–0.22; PW: 0.55–0.60; SL: 1.06–1.07; TL: 3.39–3.41; WF1: 0.07; WF2: 0.07; WL: 1.12–1.21; BLI: 150–160; CI: 85–89; EPI: 93–95; FLI: 187–200; HTI: 143–147; PetHI: 97–99; PetWI: 70–73; PrCI: 56–62; PrFI: 27–28; REL: 31–32; REL2: 36–37; REL3: 59; SI: 143. Medium to dark brown; entire cuticle finely reticulate; abundant thick, long, dark, erect macrosetae with thick setal bases on head, pronotum, mesonotum, gaster, and legs; erect setae on scapes; no erect macrosetae on propodeum; fine, dense pubescence covering most of the cuticle; head slightly longer than broad and rectangular in shape with rounded posterolateral corners and a slight medial concavity in the posterior margin; eyes are positioned slightly anterior to the midline of the head (EPI <100); eyes are moderately large and slightly convex, but do not surpass the lateral margins of the head in full-face view; mandibles with 6 teeth on the masticatory margin; cuticle of ectal surface of mandibles smooth and shiny; in profile view, dorsal surface of the mesonotum is rounded and slightly convex ( Fig 29View FIGURES 28 – 37); propodeum is domed with a rounded dorsal face; mesonotal and metanotal sutures are deep and complete.

Notes. We move this species to Nylanderia  based on its deep and complete mesonotal and metanotal sutures ( Fig 29View FIGURES 28 – 37), anteriorly-placed eyes, and abundance of macrosetae with thick setal bases all of which are characteristic of Nylanderia  .

Other material examined. COSTA RICA: Guanacaste Province, Tamarindo (W.M. Wheeler). In : AMNHAbout AMNH. 

MHNG

Museum d'Histoire Naturelle

CMC

Coleccion Mastozoologica del Centro de Investigacion en Biodiversidad y Conservacion,Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Morelos

HLA

Harold L. Lyon Arboretum

LHT

Lahti City Museum

PTH

Perth Museum and Art Gallery

AMNH

American Museum of Natural History

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Nylanderia

Loc

Nylanderia acuminata ( Forel, 1911 )

Williams, Jason L. 2016

2016
Loc

Prenolepis acuminata

Forel 1911: 309