Sphinctomyrmex schoerederi

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Sphinctomyrmex schoerederi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Sphinctomyrmex
Species: S. schoerederi
Binomial name
Sphinctomyrmex schoerederi
Feitosa, Brandão, et al. 2011

Sphinctomyrmex schoerederi is a Neotropical species of ants in the subfamily Dorylinae. S. schoerederi is known only from the holotype, collected in a leaf litter sample from a forest remnant in the campus of Universidade Federal de Viçosa in Brazil, where it occurs in sympatry with S. stali. Gynes and males are unknown.[1]

Description[edit]

Nothing is known about its biology.[1] This species can hardly be confounded with other congeners given the combination of subquadrate head, anterior margin of clypeus with two lateral lobes projecting over the mandibles, abdominal segments IV to VII with strongly developed pretergites, and the presence of short appressed hairs on the dorsal surface of gaster.[2]

References[edit]

  • Feitosa, R. M.; Brandão, C. R. F.; Fernández, F.; Delabie, J. C. H. (2012), "The Ant Genus Sphinctomyrmex Mayr (Hymenoptera, Formicidae, Cerapachyinae) in the Neotropical Region, with the Description of Two New Species", Psyche 2012: 1–9, doi:10.1155/2012/342623 
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