Neivamyrmex cristatus

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Neivamyrmex cristatus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Neivamyrmex
Species: N. cristatus
Binomial name
Neivamyrmex cristatus
(André, 1889)

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Specimen Labels




Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Brazil, Ecuador.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • cristatus. Eciton cristatum André, 1889: 223 (w.) (no state data, “South America”).
    • Type-material: holotype worker.
    • Type-locality: South America (no further data).
    • Type-depository: MNHN.
    • Combination in E. (Acamatus): Emery, 1894c: 183 (in key);
    • combination in Neivamyrmex: Borgmeier, 1953: 10.
    • Status as species: Dalla Torre, 1893: 2; Emery, 1894c: 183 (in key); Forel, 1895b: 119; Emery, 1910b: 24; Borgmeier, 1939: 412; Borgmeier, 1953: 10; Borgmeier, 1955: 342 (redescription); Kempf, 1972a: 153; Watkins, 1976: 11 (in key); Bolton, 1995b: 288; Bezděčková, et al. 2015: 110; Palacio, 2019: 615.
    • Senior synonym of crenulatum: Borgmeier, 1953: 10; Borgmeier, 1955: 342; Kempf, 1972a: 153; Bolton, 1995b: 288.
    • Distribution: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru.
  • crenulatum. Eciton (Acamatus) legionis subsp. crenulatum Mann, 1916: 422, pl. 1, fig. 1 (w.) BRAZIL (Rondônia).
    • Type-material: syntype workers (number not stated, “several”).
    • Type-locality: Brazil: Madeira-Mamoré Rail Road, Camp No. 39 (284 km. from Porto Velho), 1911 (W.M. Mann).
    • Type-depository: MCZC (perhaps also in USNM).
    • Subspecies of legionis: Borgmeier, 1923: 47; Wheeler, W.M. 1925a: 2.
    • Junior synonym of cristatus: Borgmeier, 1953: 10; Borgmeier, 1955: 342; Kempf, 1972a: 153; Bolton, 1995b: 288.



References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Bezdeckova K., P. Bedecka, and I. Machar. 2015. A checklist of the ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Peru. Zootaxa 4020 (1): 101–133.
  • Borgmeier T. 1955. Die Wanderameisen der neotropischen Region. Studia Entomologica 3: 1-720.
  • Esteves F. A., C. R. F. Brandao, and L. P. Prado. 2011. The type specimens of Dorylomorph ants (Hymenoptera, Formicidae: Aenictinae, Ecitoninae, Cerapachyinae, Leptanilloidinae) deposited in the Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil. Papeis Avulsos de Zoologia 51(22): 341-397.
  • Fernández, F. and S. Sendoya. 2004. Lista de las hormigas neotropicales. Biota Colombiana Volume 5, Number 1.
  • Kempf, W.W. 1972. Catalago abreviado das formigas da regiao Neotropical (Hym. Formicidae) Studia Entomologica 15(1-4).
  • O'Donnell S., J. Lattke, S. Powell, and M. Kaspari. 2007. Army ants in four forests: geographic variation in raid rates and species composition. Journal of Animal Ecology 76: 580-589.
  • Wheeler W. M. 1925. Neotropical ants in the collections of the Royal Museum of Stockholm. Arkiv för Zoologi 17A(8): 1-55.