Brachymyrmex gaucho

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Brachymyrmex gaucho
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Myrmelachistini
Genus: Brachymyrmex
Species: B. gaucho
Binomial name
Brachymyrmex gaucho
Santschi, 1917



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Argentina (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • gaucho. Brachymyrmex gaucho Santschi, 1917f: 283 (w.) ARGENTINA (Córdoba).
    • Combination in Brachymyrmex (Bryscha): Santschi, 1923b: 674.
    • Status as species: Santschi, 1923b: 674; Emery, 1925b: 44; Kempf, 1972a: 41; Bolton, 1995b: 82; Quirán, 2005: 767 (redescription); Ortiz-Sepúlveda, et al. 2019: 500 (redescription).



References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Cuezzo, F. 1998. Formicidae. Chapter 42 in Morrone J.J., and S. Coscaron (dirs) Biodiversidad de artropodos argentinos: una perspectiva biotaxonomica Ediciones Sur, La Plata. Pages 452-462.
  • Ortiz-Sepuvelda C. M., B. Van Bocxlaer, A. D. Meneses, and F. Fernandez. 2019. Molecular and morphological recognition of species boundaries in the neglected ant genus Brachymyrmex (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): toward a taxonomic revision. Organisms Diversity & Evolution
  • Quiran E. 2005. El género neotropical Brachymyrmex Mayr (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) en la Argentina. II: redescripción de las especies B. admotus Mayr, de B. brevicornis emery y B. gaucho Santschi. Neotrop. Entomol. 34(5): 761-768.