Pseudomyrmex acanthobius

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Pseudomyrmex acanthobius
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Pseudomyrmecinae
Genus: Pseudomyrmex
Species: P. acanthobius
Binomial name
Pseudomyrmex acanthobius
(Emery, 1896)

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

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

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.

  • acanthobius. Pseudomyrma acanthobia Emery, 1896h: 628, fig. A (w.q.m.) PARAGUAY. Combination in Pseudomyrmex: Kusnezov, 1953e: 214. Senior synonym of fuscata: Wild, 2007b: 54. Current subspecies: nominal plus cocae, virgo. See also: Gallardo, 1932a: 63.
  • fuscata. Pseudomyrma acanthobia var. fuscata Emery, 1896h: 629 (w.q.m.) PARAGUAY. Combination in Pseudomyrmex: Kempf, 1972a: 215. Junior synonym of acanthobius: Wild, 2007b: 54.



  • Emery, C. 1896h. Formiciden, gesammelt in Paraguay von Dr. J. Bohls. Zool. Jahrb. Abt. Syst. Geogr. Biol. Tiere 9: 625-638 (page 628, fig. A worker, queen, male described)
  • Gallardo, A. 1932a. Las hormigas de la República Argentina. Subfamilia Mirmicinas, sección Promyrmicinae. An. Mus. Nac. Hist. Nat. B. Aires 37: 37-87 (page 63, see also)
  • Kusnezov, N. 1953f. La fauna mirmecológica de Bolivia. Folia Univ. Cochabamba 6: 211-229 (page 214, Combination in Pseudomyrmex)