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Species: Brachymyrmex cordemoyi   Forel, 1895 

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See Also:

Brachymyrmex cordemoyi_cf, Brachymyrmex cordemoyi distinctus

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Extant: 1 valid subspecies

Brachymyrmex patagonicus var. Cordemoyi Forel, 1895a PDF: 49 (w.) REUNION. Malagasy. Primary type information: Reunion, coll. Dr. Jacob de Cordemoy. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Emery, 1906c PDF: 180 (q.m.).
Current subspecies: nominal plus Brachymyrmex cordemoyi distinctus.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mayotte, Reunion, Seychelles, Tanzania, Tromelin Island
    Americas: Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay
    Oceania: New Caledonia
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Afrotropical, Australasia, Malagasy, Neotropical
  Native to (according to species list records):
    Neotropical bioregion

Distribution Notes:

Paraguay: Caaguazú, Canindeyú, Central, Concepción, Cordillera, Itapúa, Misiones, Ñeembucú, Paraguarí, San Pedro

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Brachymyrmex cordemoyi   Wild, A. L., 2007, A catalogue of the ants of Paraguay (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 1622, pp. 1-55: 27, (download) 27 21367
Brachymyrmex cordemoyi   Forel, A., 1907, Ameisen von Madagaskar, den Comoren und Ostafrika., Ameisen von Madagaskar, den Comoren und Ostafrika (Reise in Ostafrika in den Jahren 1903 - 1905 mitteln der Hermann und Elise geb. Heckmann Wentzel-Stiftung ausgeführt von Professor Dr. Alfred, pp. 75-92: 86, (download) 86 8171
Brachymyrmex cordemoyi   Donisthorpe, H. S. J. K., 1949, A new Camponotus from Madagascar and a small collection of ants from Mauritius., Annals and Magazine of Natural History 2, pp. 271-275: 274, (download) 274 5959

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 15 times found in rainforest, 28 times found in coastal scrub, 26 times found in urban garden, 23 times found in urban/garden, 4 times found in closed forest, 10 times found in secondary thicket and diverse vegetation, 9 times found in Disturbed montane rainforest, 5 times found in closed vegetation, 8 times found in exterior house, 5 times found in littoral rainforest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 54 times under stone, 39 times on low vegetation, 39 times ground forager(s), 15 times ex rotten log, 4 times ex dead twig above ground, 8 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 3 times ex rot pocket above ground, 9 times ground nest, 5 times under rootmat, litter on rock, 3 times Forest road side, Cryptomeria zone, 3 times under tree bark, live tree, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 10 times beating low vegetation, 13 times search, 1 times 2 Maxi Winks, 2 times 4 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 2 times Malaise trap, 1 trap, 5 times Malaise trap, 5 times direct collection, 4 times Malaise, 1 times 6 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 1 times 9 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 1-5 times weeded, pitfall trap, ...

Elevations: collected from 1 - 1675 meters, 331 meters average

Type specimens:

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