Wasmannia sulcaticeps Emery,

Longino, J. T. & Fernández, F., 2007, Taxonomic review of the genus Wasmannia., Advances in ant systematics (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): Homage to E. O. Wilson - 50 years of contributions. (Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute 80), pp. 271-289: 281

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scientific name

Wasmannia sulcaticeps Emery
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Wasmannia sulcaticeps Emery  HNS 

Wasmannia sulcaticeps Emery  HNS  , 1894: 195. Holotype worker: Argentina, Buenos Aires. Description of queen, male: Forel, 1914: 280.

Wasmannia sulcaticeps var. weiseri Forel  HNS  , 1914: 281.

Syntype queen, male: Argentina, Cordoba, Canals (Weiser) [ MHNG] (examined). NEW SYNONYMY. Wasmannia bruchi Santschi  HNS  , 1919: 43. Syntype worker: Argentina, La Plata (Bruch) [ NHMB] (examined).  Junior synonym of sulcaticeps  HNS  : Kusnezov, 1952: 174.

Comments

Wasmannia sulcaticeps  HNS  and williamsoni  HNS  are two related species that occur at the far southern limit of the genus, in Argentina. They are both distinguished from other members of the genus by the heavy striate sculpture on the face and by the very small propodeal spiracle.

Kusnezov (1952) described the Wasmannia  HNS  fauna of Argentina, and sulcaticeps  HNS  and williamsoni  HNS  were described as having an allopatric distribution. Wasmannia sulcaticeps  HNS  occurred in more humid environments near Buenos Aires and in the northern provinces of Tucuman, Salta, and Jujuy. Wasmannia williamsoni  HNS  occurred in the more arid habitats west of Buenos Aires. Kusnezov did not mention var. weiseri  HNS  , and its type locality is between the ranges of sulcaticeps  HNS  and williamsoni  HNS  shown on his distribution map. Forel ’ s description of weiseri  HNS  noted only minor differences from sulcaticeps  HNS  .

MHNG

Switzerland, Geneva, Museum d'Histoire Naturelle

MHNG

Switzerland, Geneva, Museum d'Histoire Naturelle

MHNG

Switzerland, Geneva, Museum d'Histoire Naturelle

NHMB

Switzerland, Basel, Naturhistorisches Museum

NHMB

Switzerland, Basel, Naturhistorisches Museum

NHMB

Switzerland, Basel, Naturhistorisches Museum