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Species: Eurhopalothrix alopeciosa   Brown & Kempf, 1960 

Classification:
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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

Eurhopalothrix alopeciosa Brown & Kempf, 1960 PDF: 206 (w.) TRINIDAD. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

See also: Longino, 2013 PDF: 112.

Overview:

This species is known only from two specimens from Trinidad.

Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Venezuela
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Neotropical

Distribution Notes:

Trinidad

Identification:

Eurhopalothrix alopeciosa is most similar to E. pilulifera and E. clypeata, sharing the small size; a similar arrangement and number of erect setae, these almost circular, nearly as broad as wide; and abundant ground pilosity that is strongly flattened and conspicuous. Eurhopalothrix clypeata has a transverse carina on the clypeus. Eurhopalothrix pilulifera has the propodeal spine in the form of a rectangular lamella extending down the posterior face of the propodeum (propodeal spine acute in E. alopeciosa, with narrow infradental lamella). Eurhopalothrix xibalba is larger and has thinner ground pilosity. Measurements for this species, from Brown and Kempf (1960), are HW 0.50–0.53, HL 0.52, SL 0.32, CI 96.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in montane rainforest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood).

Elevations: collected at 1150 m

Type specimens:



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