Myrmoteras danieli, Agosti, D., 1992

Agosti, D., 1992, Revision of the ant genus Myrmoteras in the Malay Archipelago (Hymenoptera, Formicidae)., Revue Suisse de Zoologie 99, pp. 405-429: 420-423

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Myrmoteras danieli

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danieli   new species (Figs 31, 35, 36)

Holotype worker. TL 1.70, HL 1.04. HW 1.08, Cl 104, SL 1.18, SI 109, EL 0.68, El 63, ML 1.70, MI 163, PF 5/3. The longitudinal sculpture of the head in full frontal view, fading towards the occiput; frons with three to four distinct rugae on each side, originating medially to the torulus; frontal triangle indicated, frontal sulcus distinct, occiput shining and smooth; dorsum of pronotum and mesonotum sculptured (see Fig. 35); on mesonotum metapleural tubercle ruga not present, but ventrally two distinct longitudinal rugae present; ventral part of the mesopleurae and propodeum with continuous longitudinal rugose sculpture, which is on the dorsum of the propodeum transversal. Frontal coxae with dorsal half brown and ventral half yellowish white.

Material examined: Holotype worker, WEST MALAYSIA, Sabah, Mt. Kinabalu   ,

Liwagu Trail, 1500 m, 21.v.1987, (D.H. Burckhardt & I. Löbl), Lithocarpus Podocarpus-forest, sifting of vegetational debris on a partially deforested slope; MHNG   .

Paratypes: 1 dealate queen, 1 male, 17 workers, same series as holotype; 7 workers, E- Malaysia, Sabah, M. Kinabalu, between Ranau and Kota   Kinabalu, 1150 m, 24.V.1987 (D.H. Burckhardt and I. Löbl) sifting of rotting wood with mushrooms and vegetational debris near a plantation and of forested gully   ; 2 dealate queens, 11 workers, E- Malaysia, Sabah, Mt. Kinabalu, 1540 m, 29.iv.1987 (D.H. Burckhardt andl. Löbl), sifting of vegetational debris in a small gully and the bases of old trees.   1 worker. E- Malaysia, Mt. Kinabalu, 1750 m, 21.iv.1987 (D.H. Burckhardt and I. Löbl), sifting of bark, rotten wood and vegetational debris at the base of a log and tree stumps; BMNH, DAAC, MCZC, MHNG   .

Additional material examined: 8 workers, E- Malaysia, Sabah, Crocker Range National Park, Kota   Kinabalu - Tambunan km 60, 1270 m (D.H. Burckhardt and I. Löbl), secondary forest with big Agathis, sifting of vegetational debris at the base of old trees and along a large log in a gap close to a burnt field   ; 1 worker, E- Malaysia, Sabah, Crocker Range National Park, Kota Kinabalu - Tambunan km 63, 19.v.1987 (D.H. Burckhardt and I. Löbl), secondary Lithocarpus-Castanopsis forest, sifting of vegetational debris in a humid gully; BMNH, DAAC, MHNG   .


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