Fulakora chilensis

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Fulakora chilensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Amblyoponinae
Tribe: Amblyoponini
Genus: Fulakora
Species: F. chilensis
Binomial name
Fulakora chilensis
(Mayr, 1887)

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Neotropical Region: Chile (type locality).

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

  • chilensis. Amblyopone chilensis Mayr, 1887: 547 (w.) CHILE.
    • Type-material: holotype worker.
    • Type-locality: Chile: Valdivia (E. Reitter).
    • Type-depository: NHMW.
    • Combination in Stigmatomma: Emery, in Dalla Torre, 1893: 14;
    • combination in Stigmatomma (Fulakora): Mann, 1919: 279;
    • combination in Amblyopone: Brown, 1960a: 183;
    • combination in Stigmatomma: Yoshimura & Fisher, 2012a: 19;
    • combination in Fulakora: Ward & Fisher, 2016: 691.
    • Status as species: Dalla Torre, 1893: 14; Emery, 1911d: 25; Goetsch & Menozzi, 1935: 94; Brown, 1960a: 167, 183, 192 (in key); Kempf, 1970a: 19; Kempf, 1972a: 19; Snelling, R.R. & Hunt, 1976: 66; Lattke, 1991c: 6 (in key); Bolton, 1995b: 61; Lacau & Delabie, 2002: 41 (in key).
    • Distribution: Chile.



  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1960a. Contributions toward a reclassification of the Formicidae. III. Tribe Amblyoponini (Hymenoptera). Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 122: 143-230 (page 183, Combination in Amblyopone)
  • Dalla Torre, K. W. von. 1893. Catalogus Hymenopterorum hucusque descriptorum systematicus et synonymicus. Vol. 7. Formicidae (Heterogyna). Leipzig: W. Engelmann, 289 pp. (page 14, Combination in Stigmatomma )
  • Mann, W. M. 1919. The ants of the British Solomon Islands. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 63: 273-391 (page 279, Combination in Stigmatomma (Fulakora))
  • Mayr, G. 1887. Südamerikanische Formiciden. Verh. K-K. Zool.-Bot. Ges. Wien 37: 511-632 (page 547, worker described)
  • Ward, P.S. & Fisher, B.L. 2016. Tales of dracula ants: the evolutionary history of the ant subfamily Amblyoponinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Systematic Entomology, 41, 683–693 (doi:10.1111/syen.12186).
  • Yoshimura, M. & Fisher, B.L. 2012. A revision of male ants of the Malagasy Amblyoponinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) with resurrections of the genera Stigmatomma and Xymmer. PLoS ONE 7(3):e33325 (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0033325).

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Brown W. L., Jr. 1960. Contributions toward a reclassification of the Formicidae. III. Tribe Amblyoponini (Hymenoptera). Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 122: 143-230.
  • Goetsch W. and C. Menozzi. 1935. Die Ameisen Chiles. Konowia 14: 94-102
  • Goetsch, W., and C. Menozzi. "Die Ameisen Chiles." Konowia 14 (1935): 94-102.
  • Kempf W. W. 1970. Catálogo das formigas do Chile. Papeis Avulsos de Zoologia (São Paulo) 23: 17-43.
  • Snelling R. R., and J. H. Hunt. 1975. The ants of Chile (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) Revista Chilena de Entomología 9: 63-129.