Paratrechina fulva (Mayr 1862),

Wild, Alexander L., 2007, A catalogue of the ants of Paraguay (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), Zootaxa 1622, pp. 1-55: 45

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http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.179222

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scientific name

Paratrechina fulva (Mayr 1862)
status

 

Paratrechina fulva (Mayr 1862)  .

Prenolepis fulva Mayr 1862: 698  . [w syntypes examined, NHMW; Novara, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil].

Prenolepis (Nylanderia) fulva Mayr. Forel 1908 a: 67  .

Prenolepis fulva  var. fumata Forel 1909: 264  . NEW SYNONYMY. [syntype w examined, NHMB, Sierra Foncière, Paraguay (Fiebrig)].

Prenolepis (Nylanderia) fulva  v. fumata Forel. Forel 1913: 246  .

Paratrechina (Nylanderia) fulva (Mayr)  . Emery 1925: 222.

Paratrechina (Nylanderia) fulva  var. fumata (Forel)  . Emery 1925: 222.

Nylanderia fulva (Mayr)  . Kempf 1972: 166.

Nylanderia fulva  var. fumata (Forel)  . Kempf 1972: 166.

Paratrechina fulva (Mayr)  . Snelling and Hunt 1976: 122.

Paratrechina fulva  var. fumata (Forel)  . Brandão 1991: 366.

Paratrechina fulva (Mayr)  . Fernández 2000: 145–149.

Paratrechina fulva  is among the most abundant ants in Paraguay, particularly in open and riparian habitats. It can be distinguished from all other Paratrechina  species in Paraguay by the presence of dense pubescence on the meso- and metapleura. Forel’s P. fumata  worker syntypes are also densely pubescent, but they are darker than most collections of P. fulva  . However, Forel’s specimens fall well within the variation of forms that I consider to be conspecific with P. fulva  , so I synonymize P. fumata  here. Fernández (2000), who provides a useful redescription and discussion of P. fulva  , reached a similar conclusion about the identity of “ P. fumata  ” from Brazil but stopped short of formal synonymy.

NHMW

Naturhistorisches Museum, Wien

NEW

University of Newcastle

NHMB

Naturhistorisches Museum, Basel

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Paratrechina

Loc

Paratrechina fulva (Mayr 1862)

Wild, Alexander L. 2007
2007
Loc

v. fumata

Forel. Forel 1913: 246
1913
Loc

var. fumata

Forel 1909: 264
1909
Loc

Prenolepis (Nylanderia) fulva

Mayr. Forel 1908: 67
1908
Loc

Prenolepis fulva

Mayr 1862: 698
1862