Stenamma andersoni

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Stenamma andersoni
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Stenammini
Genus: Stenamma
Species: S. andersoni
Binomial name
Stenamma andersoni
Branstetter, 2013

Stenamma andersoni is a Neotropical species of ant in the subfamily Myrmicinae.

The species is known only from a single Berlese sample of sifted leaf litter collected in cloud forest at 990 m elevation in southern Mexico. Male and gynes are unknown. The two worker specimens, collected in 1987, are somewhat faded in color and were not usable for molecular phylogenetic work. With morphology alone, it is not clear to which species Stenamma andersoni is most closely related, but Branstetter (2013) hypothesizes that it is probably near Stenamma crypticum or Stenamma huachucanum.[1]

Stenamma andersoni should be easy to separate from similar species by its smooth head and pronotum, unique pronotum shape, and thickened gastral setae.[1]

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