Myrmoteras binghamii

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Myrmoteras binghamii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Myrmoteratini
Genus: Myrmoteras
Species: M. binghamii
Binomial name
Myrmoteras binghamii
Forel, 1893

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Specimen Labels

Nothing is known about the biology of Myrmoteras binghamii.


Bui, Eguchi and Yamane (2013) - This species has abundant appressed pubescence on gastral tergites. It is distinguished from the most closely related Myrmoteras tomimasai by the weaker sculpture on the dorsum of head and pronotum, and creamy to yellowish mid- and hind coxae. Legs are yellowish and much paler than the mesosoma. (also see M. concolor and Myrmoteras tomimasai.)

Keys including this Species


Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 21.96211111° to 6.4°.

Tropical South

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Oriental Region: Myanmar (type locality), Thailand.
Palaearctic Region: China.

Distribution based on AntMaps


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.

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.



Known only from the worker caste.


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

  • binghamii. Myrmoteras binghamii Forel, 1893f: 608 (w.) MYANMAR. [Also described as new by Forel, 1894c: 419.] See also: Moffett, 1985b: 24.

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



Bui, Eguchi and Yamane (2013) - TL 3.5–4.5, HL 1.04–1.19 (1.13), HW 1.04–1.15 (1.12), EL 0.67–0.75 (0.71), ML 1.27–1.50 (1.41), SL 1.19–1.46 (1.37), PrW 0.63–0.73 (0.70), HfL 1.31–1.54 (1.44), CI 97–100 (99), SI 115–127 (122). (5 non-type workers were measured.)

Body brown; gaster dark-brown; mandible, legs pale yellow; mid- and hind coxae creamy to yellowish. Body with erect hairs; pubescence dense on dorsum of head, pronotum and second, third and fourth gastral segments. Clypeus slightly rugose; median portion of frons slightly and sparsely punctured; area around antennal insertion slightly rugoso-punctate; vertex of head (including occipital lobe) smooth; frontal sulcus faint, interrupted in the posterior half of frons, or sometimes reaching median ocellus; anterior clypeal margin concave; mandible with 9 teeth that reduce in size from the apical to basal teeth; two denticles present between first and second teeth; palp formula 6,4; orbital groove absent; scape a little shorter than funicular segments combined; funicular segments each longer than broad. Pronotum in lateral view flattened dorsally; anteriormost part of pronotum transversely rugose, and the remainder part of it faintly punctured; dorsal part of mesonotum rugoso- punctate or rugose longitudinally; side of mesonotum with several longitudinal rugulae; mesopleuron, metapleuron and lateral face of propodeum smooth or weakly punctured; dorsum of propodeum weakly rugoso-punctate transversely; propodeum in lateral view roundly convex posterodorsally. Petiolar node in lateral view with vertical anterior face and steep posterior slope; ventral outline of petiole beneath the node slightly sinuate or almost straight.

Type Material

Bui, Eguchi and Yamane (2013) - Syntypes. 2 workers, Thaungyin Valley (Tenasserim), Burma [Myanmar], May 1893 Musee d'Histoire Naturelle Genève (examined).


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