Pseudomyrmex faber

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Pseudomyrmex faber
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Pseudomyrmecinae
Genus: Pseudomyrmex
Species: P. faber
Binomial name
Pseudomyrmex faber
(Smith, F., 1858)

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Brazil (type locality), Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Panama, Suriname.

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.

  • faber. Pseudomyrma faber Smith, F. 1858b: 157, pl. 13, fig. 11 (w.) BRAZIL. Combination in Pseudomyrmex: Kempf, 1958f: 449. Senior synonym of perforator: Perrault, 1988a: 384.
  • perforator. Pseudomyrma perforator Smith, F. 1860c: 69 (w.) BRAZIL. [Misspelled as perforatrix by Forel, 1911e: 276.] Combination in Pseudomyrmex: Kempf, 1958f: 434. Junior synonym of faber: Perrault, 1988a: 384.



  • Kempf, W. W. 1958f. Estudos sôbre Pseudomyrmex. II. (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Stud. Entomol. (n.s.) 1: 433-462 (page 449, Combination in Pseudomyrmex)
  • Perrault, G. H. 1988a [1987]. Notes sur des types de Pseudomyrmex décrits par F. Smith. I. (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Nouv. Rev. Entomol. (n.s.) 4: 381-385 (page 384, Senior synonym of perforator)
  • Smith, F. 1858a. Catalogue of hymenopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part VI. Formicidae. London: British Museum, 216 pp. (page 157, pl. 13, fig. 11 worker described)