Acromyrmex hystrix

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Acromyrmex hystrix
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Acromyrmex
Species: A. hystrix
Binomial name
Acromyrmex hystrix
(Latreille, 1802)

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Specimen Labels




Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: French Guiana (type locality), Guyana, Suriname, Uruguay.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • hystrix. Formica hystrix Latreille, 1802c: 230, pl. 10, fig. 61 (w.) FRENCH GUIANA. Emery, 1888c: 357 (m.). Combination in Atta: Haliday, 1836: 328; in Atta (Acromyrmex): Mayr, 1865: 83; in Acromyrmex: Santschi, 1925a: 357. Subspecies of octospinosus: Forel, 1893e: 590; Emery, 1894c: 220. Junior synonym of octospinosus: Emery, 1924d: 350. Revived from synonymy, revived status as species and senior synonym of emilii: Santschi, 1925a: 357. See also: Gonçalves, 1961: 143. Current subspecies: nominal plus ajax.
  • emilii. Atta (Acromyrmex) emilii Forel, 1904c: 32 (w.) BRAZIL. Wheeler, G.C. 1949: 675 (l.). Combination in Acromyrmex: Mann, 1916: 454. Junior synonym of hystrix: Santschi, 1925a: 357.



  • Emery, C. 1888c [1887]. Formiche della provincia di Rio Grande do Sûl nel Brasile, raccolte dal dott. Hermann von Ihering. Bull. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 19: 352-366 (page 357, male described)
  • Emery, C. 1894d. Studi sulle formiche della fauna neotropica. VI-XVI. Bull. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 26: 137-241 (page 220, subspecies of octospinosus)
  • Emery, C. 1924f [1922]. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Myrmicinae. [concl.]. Genera Insectorum 174C: 207-397 (page 350, junior synonym of octospinosus)
  • Forel, A. 1893h. Note sur les Attini. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 37: 586-607 (page 590, subspecies of octospinosus)
  • Gonçalves, C. R. 1961. O genero Acromyrmex no Brasil (Hym. Formicidae). Stud. Entomol. 4: 113-180 (page 143, see also)
  • Haliday, A. H. 1836. Descriptions, etc. of the Hymenoptera. Pp. 316-331 in: Curtis, J., Haliday, A. H., Walker, F. Descriptions, etc. of the insects collected by Captain P. P. King R. N., F. R. S., in the survey of the Straits of Magellan. Trans. Linn. (page 328, Combination in Atta)
  • Latreille, P. A. 1802b. Histoire naturelle générale et particulière des Crustacés et des insectes. Tome 3. Familles naturelles des genres. Paris: F. Dufart, xii + 467 pp. (page 230, pl. 10, fig. 61 worker described)
  • Mayr, G. 1865. Formicidae. In: Reise der Österreichischen Fregatte "Novara" um die Erde in den Jahren 1857, 1858, 1859. Zoologischer Theil. Bd. II. Abt. 1. Wien: K. Gerold's Sohn, 119 pp. (page 83, Combination in Atta (Acromyrmex))
  • Santschi, F. 1925a. Revision du genre Acromyrmex Mayr. Rev. Suisse Zool. 31: 355-398 (page 357, Combination in Acromyrmex, Revived from synonymy, revived status as species, and senior synonym of emilii)