Nesomyrmex vicinus

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

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Argentina, Brazil (type locality), Mexico, Paraguay.

Distribution based on AntMaps


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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • vicinus. Leptothorax vicinus Mayr, 1887: 620 (w.) BRAZIL. Forel, 1912g: 18 (q.). Combination in L. (Goniothorax): Emery, 1896g: 58 (in key); in L. (Nesomyrmex): Kempf, 1959c: 415; in Nesomyrmex: Bolton, 2003: 272. Senior synonym of testaceus: Kempf, 1959c: 415.
  • testaceus. Leptothorax vicinus var. testaceus Emery, 1894c: 164 (w.q.) BRAZIL. Junior synonym of vicinus: Kempf, 1959c: 415.



  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 272, Combination in Nesomyrmex)
  • Emery, C. 1896g. Studi sulle formiche della fauna neotropica. XVII-XXV. Bull. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 28: 33-107 (page 58, Combination in L. (Goniothorax) (in key))
  • Forel, A. 1912h. Formicides néotropiques. Part IV. 3me sous-famille Myrmicinae Lep. (suite). Mém. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 20: 1-32 (page 18, queen described)
  • 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 415, Combination in L. (Nesomyrmex), and senior synonym of testaceus)
  • Mayr, G. 1887. Südamerikanische Formiciden. Verh. K-K. Zool.-Bot. Ges. Wien 37: 511-632 (page 620, worker described)