Anomalomyrma taylori

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Anomalomyrma taylori
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Leptanillinae
Tribe: Anomalomyrmini
Genus: Anomalomyrma
Species: A. taylori
Binomial name
Anomalomyrma taylori
Bolton, 1990

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Specimen labels

This species is known from a single queen collected in a litter sample.

Identification

Anomalomyrma taylori is known from a single dealate queen, with characters as described below.

Distribution

This taxon is known only from the type locality in Sabah, Malaysia.

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Borneo (type locality), Indonesia, Malaysia.


Distribution based on AntMaps

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Biology

Castes

Known only from a single queen.

Nomenclature

The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • taylori. Anomalomyrma taylori Bolton, 1990b: 279, fig. 7 (q.) BORNEO. See also: Borowiec, et al. 2011: 8.

Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.

Description

Queen

The structure of the petiole and postpetiole in the holotype is very peculiar. The sternites are fused into a single plate which itself is fused laterally to the tergites, so that there is no possibility of flexion between these segments. The alitrunk is large and has a full complement of flight sclerites. Vestiges of wingbases indicate that this female was alate when virgin. As in Apomyrma the pronotum is large and forms an extensive part of the dorsal alitrunk. The holotype female is a moderately sized ant, with standard measurements of TL 6.0, HL 0.96, HW 1.08 (immediately behind eyes), SL 1. 13, PW 0.98, AL 1.92.

Type Material

The holotype and only known specimen of this species is a dealate female from EAST MALAYSIA: Sabah. Kinabalu Nat. Park, 1400 m, 22.v. 1987, no. 35a ( Burckhardt & Lobi) (MHN, Geneva). It was recovered from a litter sample; no workers attributable to this species were present in the sample.

References

  • Bolton, B. 1990d. The higher classification of the ant subfamily Leptanillinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Syst. Entomol. 15: 267-282 (page 279, fig. 7 queen described)
  • Borowiec, M.L., Schulz, A., Alpert, G.D., Banar, P. 2011. Discovery of the worker caste and description of two new species of Anomalomyrma with unique abdominal morphology. Zootaxa 2810: 1-14.