Nesomyrmex sculptiventris

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Nesomyrmex sculptiventris
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Nesomyrmex
Species: N. sculptiventris
Binomial name
Nesomyrmex sculptiventris
(Mayr, 1887)

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Brazil (type locality).

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

  • sculptiventris. Leptothorax sculptiventris Mayr, 1887: 620 (w.) BRAZIL. Combination in L. (Nesomyrmex): Kempf, 1959c: 400; in Nesomyrmex: Bolton, 2003: 272. Senior synonym of borgmeieri, distincta, major: Kempf, 1959c: 400.
  • major. Leptothorax sculptiventris var. major Forel, 1899c: 54 (footnote) (w.) BRAZIL. Junior synonym of sculptiventris: Kempf, 1959c: 400.
  • distincta. Leptothorax sculptiventris var. distincta Crawley, 1922a: 85 (w.) SOUTH AMERICA (no locality given). Junior synonym of sculptiventris: Kempf, 1959c: 400.
  • borgmeieri. Leptothorax sculptiventris var. borgmeieri Wheeler, W.M. 1931b: 31 (in text) (w.) BRAZIL. Junior synonym of sculptiventris: Kempf, 1959c: 400.



  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 272, Combination in Nesomyrmex)
  • 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 400, Combination in L. (Nesomyrmex), and senior synonym of borgmeieri, distincta and major)
  • Mayr, G. 1887. Südamerikanische Formiciden. Verh. K-K. Zool.-Bot. Ges. Wien 37: 511-632 (page 620, worker described)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Kempf W. W. 1958. Sôbre algumas formigas neotrópicas do gênero Leptothorax Mayr (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciencias 30: 91-102.
  • Kempf W. W. 1959. A synopsis of the New World species belonging to the Nesomyrmex-group of the ant genus Leptothorax Mayr (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Studia Entomologica (n.s.)2: 391-432.
  • Kempf, W.W. 1972. Catalago abreviado das formigas da regiao Neotropical (Hym. Formicidae) Studia Entomologica 15(1-4).
  • Rosa da Silva R. 1999. Formigas (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) do oeste de Santa Catarina: historico das coletas e lista atualizada das especies do Estado de Santa Catarina. Biotemas 12(2): 75-100.
  • Wheeler W. M. 1931. New and little-known ants of the genera Macromischa, Creosomyrmex and Antillaemyrmex. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 72: 1-34.