Myrmoteras brigitteae, 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: 414-420

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Myrmoteras brigitteae

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brigitteae   new species (Figs 21, 27, 28)

Holotype worker. TL 1.58, HL 0.96, HW 1.02, Cl 106, SL 1.08, SI 106, EL 0.62, El 61, ML 1.46, MI 152, PF 5/3. Head in full frontal view smoothly, longitudinally sculptured, velvet shine, declivitous face of occiput shining and smooth. Frontal sulcus and sulcus anterior the clypeus and along the inner margin of the eye distinct and broad. Dorsum of pronotum anteriorly and posteriorly with transversal sculpture, median part with convergent sculpture; mesonotal sculpture with few large longitudinal rugae, dorsum of propodeum transversally rugose. Body, including the appendages uniform yellowish brown.

The specimens from Bali are all smaller and paler as the conspecific from Lombok.

Material examined: Holotype worker. Indonesia, Lombok, Batu Koq, 500 m, 12.iii. 1991 (D. Agosti), leaf litter; MBBJ, on long term loan in MHNG   .

Paratypes: 3 workers, same locality as holotype, BMNH, MCZC, MHNG   .

Additional material examined: 1 female, Indonesia, Lombok, Pusuk, Monkey forest, 550 m, ll. iii.1991 (D. Agosti), leaf litter, secondary forest   ; 5 workers, Indonesia, Bali, Yehbua ( E of Mendaya), 250 m, 25.iv.1991 (D. Agosti), leaf litter, secondary forest; DAAC, MBBJ, MHNG, MCZC   .


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