Pyramica aschnakiranae Makhan

Bolton, B., Sosa-Calvo, J., Fernà ¡ ndez, F. & Lattke, J. E., 2008, New synonyms in neotropical Myrmicine ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 1732, pp. 61-64: -1

publication ID

21399

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scientific name

Pyramica aschnakiranae Makhan
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3. Pyramica aschnakiranae Makhan  HNS  , 2007: 3, figs 5, 6. Holotype and paratype workers, SURINAME: Kasikasima, 27.iii.1996 (D. Makhan) [not in USPS]. New junior synonym of Pyramica denticulata  HNS  (Mayr, 1887).

Comment. The characteristic morphology of this species can be discerned even in the poor quality photographs provided. It is Pyramica denticulata  HNS  , one of the commonest and most widespread of Neotropical long-mandibulate Pyramica  HNS  species. Bolton (2000) points out the variation in teeth count present in this species, variation obviously omitted by Makhan (2007), who described them as two species due to number of teeth in the inner margin of the mandibles. This species is already known from Suriname (Dirkshoop, Sidoredjo, Tambahredjo, Maripaheuvel near Dam on Sara Creek, Lely and Nassau Plateaus [eastern Suriname], and Nickerie District) and all other countries that surround it. Recently, this species was reported for Central America.

References: Brown (1960, 1962); Kempf (1961); LaPolla et al. (2007); Lattke & Goitia (1997); Bolton (2000); Fernandez & Sendoya (2004); Sosa-Calvo et al. (2006); Sosa-Calvo (2007); Sosa-Calvo (unpublished).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Pyramica