Pseudomyrmex acanthobius,

Wild, Alexander L., 2007, A catalogue of the ants of Paraguay (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), Zootaxa 1622, pp. 1-55: 54-55

publication ID

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

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scientific name

Pseudomyrmex acanthobius
status

 

Pseudomyrmex acanthobius  (Emery 1896 b).

Pseudomyrma acanthobia Emery 1896 b: 628  . [w syntypes examined, MCSN, MHNG; Paraguay (Bohls)].

Pseudomyrma acanthobia  var. fuscata Emery 1896 b: 629  . NEW SYNONYMY. [w syntypes examined, MCSN, MHNG; Paraguay (Bohls)].

Pseudomyrmex acanthobius (Emery)  . Kusnezov 1953: 214.

Pseudomyrmex acanthobius  var. fuscatus (Emery)  . Kempf 1972: 215.

Pseudomyrmex acanthobius  , a small pallidus- group species with large eyes and a relatively swollen fore femur, has been recorded sporadically from Paraguay nesting in Acacia thorns. Emery described both P acanthobius  and P. acanthobius  var. fuscatus  in the same paper (Emery 1896 b), distinguishing the two forms on the basis of color. The collections I have seen of this species can vary from orange-yellow to dark brown. Phil Ward, who is currently revising Pseudomyrmex  , has examined Emery’s types and my recent Paraguayan collections and concluded that the color variation is intraspecific. As there are no other characters that reliably differ between the forms, I see no reason to dissent from Ward’s assessment.

MCSN

Museo Civico di Storia Naturale Giacomo Doria

MHNG

Museum d'Histoire Naturelle

NEW

University of Newcastle

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Pseudomyrmex

Loc

Pseudomyrmex acanthobius

Wild, Alexander L. 2007
2007
Loc

Pseudomyrma acanthobia

Emery 1896: 628
1896
Loc

var. fuscata

Emery 1896: 629
1896