Pseudomyrmex gracilis (Fabricius 1804),

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

publication ID

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

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scientific name

Pseudomyrmex gracilis (Fabricius 1804)
status

 

Pseudomyrmex gracilis (Fabricius 1804)  .

Formica gracilis Fabricius 1804: 405  .

Leptalea gracilis (Fabricius)  . Erichson 1839: 309.

Pseudomyrma gracilis (Fabricius)  . Roger 1862 b: 289.

Pseudomyrma (Clavanoda) gracilis (Fabricius)  . Enzmann 1944: 61.

Pseudomyrma gracilis  var. atrinoda Santschi 1934: 26  . NEW SYNONYMY. [holotype w examined, NHMB; Rio Negro, Paran√°, Brazil (Reichensperger)].

Pseudomyrmex gracilis (Fabricius)  . Kusnezov 1953: 214.

Pseudomyrmex gracilis  var. atrinoda (Santschi)  . Kempf 1958: 434. Pseudomyrmex gracilis  var. atrinodus (Santschi)  . Kempf 1972: 219.

Ants in the Pseudomyrmex gracilis  species complex are ubiquitous in the neotropics, and the species P. gracilis  itself presents a confusing array of variation (Ward 1989). Santschi distinguished his variety P. atrinodus  on the basis of small size and light coloration on parts of the mesosoma, but I have examined the type material and in both these characters P. atrinodus  is well within the normal range of variation of the species. Phil Ward, who is revising Pseudomyrmex  , concurs with this synonymy (Ward, pers comm.)

NEW

University of Newcastle

NHMB

Naturhistorisches Museum, Basel

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Pseudomyrmex

Loc

Pseudomyrmex gracilis (Fabricius 1804)

Wild, Alexander L. 2007
2007
Loc

var. atrinoda

Santschi 1934: 26
1934
Loc

Formica gracilis

Fabricius 1804: 405
1804