Pseudomyrmex atripes

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Pseudomyrmex atripes
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Pseudomyrmecinae
Genus: Pseudomyrmex
Species: P. atripes
Binomial name
Pseudomyrmex atripes
(Smith, F., 1860)

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Bolivia, Brazil (type locality), Colombia, Ecuador.

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.

  • atripes. Pseudomyrma atripes Smith, F. 1860c: 70 (w.) BRAZIL. Combination in Pseudomyrmex: Kempf, 1967c: 2. Senior synonym of kitschelti: Kempf, 1967c: 2.
  • kitschelti. Pseudomyrma levigata subsp. kitschelti Forel, 1911e: 279 (w.) COLOMBIA. Combination in Pseudomyrmex: Kempf, 1958f: 444. Raised to species: Kempf, 1958f: 444. Junior synonym of atripes: Kempf, 1967c: 2.



  • Kempf, W. W. 1967c. Estudos sôbre Pseudomyrmex. IV (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Rev. Bras. Entomol. 12: 1-12 (page 2, Combination in Pseudomyrmex, and senior synonym of kitschelti)
  • Smith, F. 1860c. Descriptions of new genera and species of exotic Hymenoptera. J. Entomol. 1: 65-84 (page 70, worker described)