Pseudomyrmex gracilis (Fabricius

Wild, A. L., 2007, A catalogue of the ants of Paraguay (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 1622, pp. 1-55: 55

publication ID

21367

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:B08DA0DB-EEC0-4ED3-9FBE-59328B034102

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Pseudomyrmex gracilis (Fabricius
status

 

Pseudomyrmex gracilis (Fabricius  HNS  1804).

Formica gracilis Fabricius  HNS  1804: 405.

Leptalea gracilis (Fabricius)  HNS  . Erichson 1839: 309.

Pseudomyrma gracilis (Fabricius)  HNS  . Roger 1862b: 289.

Pseudomyrma (Clavanoda) gracilis (Fabricius)  HNS  . Enzmann 1944: 61.

Pseudomyrma gracilis var. atrinoda Santschi  HNS  1934: 26. NEW SYNONYMY. [holotype w examined, NHMB; Rio Negro , Paraná, Brazil (Reichensperger)]  .

Pseudomyrmex gracilis (Fabricius)  HNS  . Kusnezov 1953: 214.

Pseudomyrmex gracilis var. atrinoda (Santschi)  HNS  . Kempf 1958: 434.

Pseudomyrmex gracilis var. atrinodus (Santschi)  HNS  . Kempf 1972: 219.

Ants in the Pseudomyrmex gracilis  HNS  species complex are ubiquitous in the neotropics, and the species P. gracilis  HNS  itself presents a confusing array of variation (Ward 1989). Santschi distinguished his variety P. atrinodus  HNS  on the basis of small size and light coloration on parts of the mesosoma, but I have examined the type material and in both these characters P. atrinodus  HNS  is well within the normal range of variation of the species. Phil Ward, who is revising Pseudomyrmex  HNS  , concurs with this synonymy (Ward, pers comm.)

NHMB

Switzerland, Basel, Naturhistorisches Museum

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Pseudomyrmex

Loc

Pseudomyrmex gracilis (Fabricius

Wild, A. L. 2007
2007
Loc

Pseudomyrma gracilis (Fabricius)

Guérin-Ménéville 1844
1844
Loc

Pseudomyrma (Clavanoda) gracilis (Fabricius)

Guérin-Ménéville 1844
1844
Loc

Pseudomyrma gracilis var. atrinoda Santschi

Guérin-Ménéville 1844
1844