Myrmoteras baslerorum, 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: 412

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Myrmoteras baslerorum

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baslerorum   new species (Figs 3, 34, 41, 42)

Holotype worker. TL 1.88. HL 1.14. HW 1.12, Cl 98, SL 1.28, SI 114, EL 0.70, El 63, ML 17.6, Ml 153. PF 5/3. Head in full frontal view and occiput and dorsum of alitrunk smooth and shining. Around the antennal insertions few longish engravings. Dorsum of mesonotum and propodeum transversally sculptured. Metanotal tubercle rugae reduced and lower then the dorsoventral rugae; few short longitudinal rugae on the posterior dorsal part of the lateral parts of the mesonotum. Ventrolateral part of mesonotum and lateral parts of metanotum and propodeum smooth and shining. Gaster with silky and finely iridescent shine.

The palp formula ( PF 5/3), the shining body, and the bicoloured body with the head, alitrunk and gaster chestnut and the legs yellowish, are unique within this subgenus.

Material examined: Holotype worker, Indonesia, Sumatra, Jambi, W Mt. Tujuh Lake , 1400 m. 14.xi. 1989 (D. Agosti. D.H. Burckhardt & I. Löbl), sifting of vegetational debris, montane Lithocarpus-Castonopsis forest: MBBJ on long term loan in MHNG View Materials   .

Paratypes: 4 workers, same series as holotype; 1 worker. Indonesia. Sumatra. Jambi. G. Kerinci. 1750-1850 m. 11.-12.xi. 1989 (D. Agosti. D.H. Burckhardt & I. Löbl), sifting of vegetational debris, montane Lithocarpus-Castanopsis forest View Materials   ; 1 worker, Indonesia, Sumatra, Jambi, km 15 from Sungaipenuh to Tapan . 1450 m. 9.xi. 1989 (D. Agosti, D.H. Burckhardt & I. Löbl), sifting of vegetational debris, degraded montane Lithocarpus-Castanopsis forest. BMNH, DAAC, MBBJ. MCZC. MHNG   .


Indonesia, Bogor, Museum Zoologicum Bogoriense


Switzerland, Geneva, Museum d'Histoire Naturelle


United Kingdom, London, The Natural History Museum [formerly British Museum (Natural History)]




USA, Massachusetts, Cambridge, Harvard University, Museum of Comparative Zoology