Azteca (genus)

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Azteca
Azteca adrepens casent0173822 profile 1.jpg
A. adrepens worker from Paraguay
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Azteca

Forel, 1878
Type species
Liometopum xanthochroum
Roger, 1863
Diversity[1]
86 species

Azteca is a strictly Neotropical genus of ants in the subfamily Dolichoderinae.[2] The genus is very diverse and contains around 84 extant species and two fossil species. They are essentially arboreal and many species have mutualistic associations with particular plant species, where the genus Cecropia presents the most conspicuous association.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Bolton, B. (2014). "Azteca". AntCat. Retrieved 4 July 2014.
  2. ^ "Genus: Azteca". antweb.org. AntWeb. Retrieved 21 September 2013.
  3. ^ Cardoso, D.; Cristiano, M. P.; Barros, L. S.; Lopes, D.; Pompolo, S. (2012). "First cytogenetic characterization of a species of the arboreal ant genus Azteca Forel, 1978 (Dolichoderinae, Formicidae)". Comparative Cytogenetics. 6 (2): 107. doi:10.3897/CompCytogen.v6i2.2397.
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