Brachymyrmex termitophilus

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Brachymyrmex termitophilus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Myrmelachistini
Genus: Brachymyrmex
Species: B. termitophilus
Binomial name
Brachymyrmex termitophilus
Forel, 1895

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Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Nearctic Region: United States.
Neotropical Region: Brazil (type locality), Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Paraguay.


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Biology

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Nomenclature

The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • termitophilus. Brachymyrmex heeri var. termitophilus Forel, 1895j: 179 (w.) BRAZIL (Rio Grande do Sul).
    • Subspecies of heeri: Forel, 1911e: 285; Santschi, 1923b: 666; Emery, 1925b: 42; Borgmeier, 1927c: 141; Santschi, 1936d: 420; Kempf, 1972a: 39; Bolton, 1995b: 82.
    • Status as species: Wild, 2007b: 27, 44; Fernández & Ortiz-Sepúlveda, 2019: 729; Ortiz-Sepúlveda, et al. 2019: 530 (redescription).

Description

References

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Cuezzo, F. 1998. Formicidae. Chapter 42 in Morrone J.J., and S. Coscaron (dirs) Biodiversidad de artropodos argentinos: una perspectiva biotaxonomica Ediciones Sur, La Plata. Pages 452-462.
  • Kempf, W.W. 1972. Catalago abreviado das formigas da regiao Neotropical (Hym. Formicidae) Studia Entomologica 15(1-4).
  • Ortiz-Sepuvelda C. M., B. Van Bocxlaer, A. D. Meneses, and F. Fernandez. 2019. Molecular and morphological recognition of species boundaries in the neglected ant genus Brachymyrmex (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): toward a taxonomic revision. Organisms Diversity & Evolution https://doi.org/10.1007/s13127-019-00406-2