Calyptomyrmex nummuliticus

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Calyptomyrmex nummuliticus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Calyptomyrmex
Species: C. nummuliticus
Binomial name
Calyptomyrmex nummuliticus
Santschi, 1914

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Distribution

Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 6.433333397° to 5.933333397°.

 
North
Temperate
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Subtropical
Tropical South
Subtropical
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Temperate

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Cameroun (type locality), Ghana, Ivory Coast, Nigeria.

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Countries Occupied

Number of countries occupied by this species based on AntWiki Regional Taxon Lists. In general, fewer countries occupied indicates a narrower range, while more countries indicates a more widespread species.

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Estimated Abundance

Relative abundance based on number of AntMaps records per species (this species within the purple bar). Fewer records (to the left) indicates a less abundant/encountered species while more records (to the right) indicates more abundant/encountered species.

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Biology

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Nomenclature

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

  • nummuliticus. Calyptomyrmex nummulitica Santschi, 1914d: 352 (w.) CAMEROON.
    • Bolton, 1981a: 65 (q.); Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1983: 606 (l.).
    • Status as species: Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 887; Emery, 1924d: 225; Bolton, 1981a: 65 (redescription); Bolton, 1995b: 83.
    • Senior synonym of reticulatus: Bolton, 1981a: 65; Bolton, 1995b: 83.
  • reticulatus. Calyptomyrmex (Calyptomyrmex) reticulatus Weber, 1952a: 25, fig. 17 (w.) DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO.
    • Junior synonym of nummuliticus: Bolton, 1981a: 65; Bolton, 1995b: 83.

Description

References


References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Belshaw R., and B. Bolton. 1994. A survey of the leaf litter ant fauna in Ghana, West Africa (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Journal of Hymenoptera Research 3: 5-16.
  • Belshaw R., and B. Bolton. 1994. A survey of the leaf litter ant fauna in Ghana, West Africa (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Journal of Hymenoptera Research. 3: 5-16.
  • Bolton B. 1981. A revision of the ant genera Meranoplus F. Smith, Dicroaspis Emery and Calyptomyrmex Emery (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in the Ethiopian zoogeographical region. Bull. Br. Mus. (Nat. Hist.) Entomol. 42: 43-81.
  • CSIRO Collection
  • IZIKO South Africa Museum Collection