Solenopsis shiptoni Santschi 1916,

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

publication ID

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

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Solenopsis shiptoni Santschi 1916
status

 

Solenopsis shiptoni Santschi 1916  . NEW STATUS.

Solenopsis shiptoni Forel 1914 b: 276  . [syntype w image examined, www.antweb.org (specimens at MHNG); Tucumán, Argentina  (Shipton)].

Solenopsis metanotalis shiptoni Forel. Creighton 1930: 127  .

Solenopsis shiptoni  can be recognized by the following combination of character states: strong transverse striae present on propodeal dorsum; compound eyes comprised of <30 ommatidia; postpetiolar node in dorsal view broader than long; head width> 0.4 mm; body color testaceous to light reddish brown. These ants are uncommonly collected in Paraguay, and all records are from the Chaco. The taxonomy of the complex of species associated with S. metanotalis  is poorly understood and I change the status of S. shiptoni  to eliminate the trinomen. Most of the material I have seen identified as S. metanotalis  has less pronounced mesosomal striation, larger eyes, and a narrower postpetiole than S. shiptoni  , but the question of whether this variation is intra- or inter-specific will require more detailed study than is possible in the present study.

NEW

University of Newcastle

MHNG

Museum d'Histoire Naturelle

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Solenopsis

Loc

Solenopsis shiptoni Santschi 1916

Wild, Alexander L. 2007
2007
Loc

Solenopsis metanotalis shiptoni

Forel. Creighton 1930: 127
1930
Loc

Solenopsis shiptoni

Forel 1914: 276
1914