Nesomyrmex pulcher

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Nesomyrmex pulcher
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Nesomyrmex
Species: N. pulcher
Binomial name
Nesomyrmex pulcher
(Emery, 1917)

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Bolivia (type locality).

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

  • formosus. Leptothorax (Goniothorax) formosus Emery, 1915g: 25 (w.) BOLIVIA. [Junior primary homonym of Leptothorax formosus Santschi, 1909b: 469 (now in Temnothorax).] Replacement name: pulcher Emery, 1917a: 96.
  • pulcher. Leptothorax (Goniothorax) pulcher Emery, 1917a: 96. Replacement name for formosus Emery, 1915g: 25. [Junior primary homonym of formosus Santschi, 1909b: 469 (now in Temnothorax).] Combination in Nesomyrmex: Bolton, 2003: 272. See also: Kempf, 1959c: 396.



  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 272, Combination in Nesomyrmex)
  • Emery, C. 1915e. Formiche raccolte nell'Eritrea dal Prof. F. Silvestri. Boll. Lab. Zool. Gen. Agrar. R. Sc. Super. Agric. 10: 3-26 (page 25, [Junior primary homonym of formosus Santschi, 1909b: 469.] )
  • Emery, C. 1917a. Questions de nomenclature et synonymies relatives à quelques genres et espèces de Formicides (Hym.). Bull. Soc. Entomol. Fr. 1917: 94-97 (page 96, Replacement name for formosus)
  • Kempf, W. W. 1959d. A synopsis of the New World species belonging to the Nesomyrmex-group of the ant genus Leptothorax Mayr (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Stud. Entomol. (n.s.) 2: 391-432 (page 396, see also)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Fernández, F. and S. Sendoya. 2004. Lista de las hormigas neotropicales. Biota Colombiana Volume 5, Number 1.