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Species: Gnamptogenys regularis   Mayr, 1870 

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(Santschi, 1929)

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Gnamptogenys regularis_cf

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Gnamptogenys regularis Mayr, 1870b PDF: 965 (w.q.) MEXICO. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Ectatomma (Gnamptogenys): Mayr, 1887 PDF: 541; in Gnamptogenys: Mann, 1922 PDF: 3.
See also: Lattke, 1995 PDF: 181.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, French Guiana, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Venezuela
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

Mexico to Paraguay (Lattke 1995, Brown 1958). Costa Rica: wet forests of both slopes to 500m.


Brown, W. L., Jr. 1958. Contributions toward a reclassification of the Formicidae. II. Tribe Ectatommini (Hymenoptera). Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 118:175-362.

Lattke, J. E. 1990. Revision del genero Gnamptogenys Mayr para Venezuela. Acta Terramaris 2:1-47.

Lattke, J. E. 1995. Revision of the ant genus Gnamptogenys in the New World (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Journal of Hymenoptera Research 4:137-193.

Mayr, G. 1870. Neue Formiciden. Verhandlungen der zoologische-botanische Gesellschaft Wien 20:939-996.

Pratt, S. C. 1994. Ecology and behavior of Gnamptogenys horni (Formicidae: Ponerinae). Insectes Sociaux 41:255-262.

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Wild, A. L., 2007, A catalogue of the ants of Paraguay (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 1622, pp. 1-55

regularis MayrHNS 1870b.

Central (INBP). Literature records: Cordillera (Forel 1909).

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 12 times found in montane wet forest, 2 times found in roadside vegetation, 2 times found in wet forest, 1 times found in moist forest, 3 times found in mature wet forest, 1 times found in Pente, 1 times found in rainforest, 1 times found in rainforest edge, 1 times found in 2nd growth forest, 1 times found in 2nd growth patches surrounded by tall rainforest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times nest in live stems Myriocarpa, 1 times In Cecropia insignis sapling, 3 times ex sifted leaf litter, 1 times N-S leg of LEP; recent treefall; small Stryphnodendron and some other tree; the, 1 times in Cecropia sapling, 2 times Copa de arbol, 1 times am Boden, 1 times Sobre Vegetacion, strays on vegetation times night collecting near blacklight #3. #3408-s, 1 times Nest in 17mm dia live stem of fleshy herb, 1 times Lowland wet forest. Gnamptogenys with prey. Selva Verde Lodge., ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 10 times Malaise, 6 times search, 3 times miniWinkler, 3 times Fogging, 2 times Foggin, 1 times Sweeping, 1 times Winkler48h, 1 times beating.

Elevations: collected from 10 - 1090 meters, 377 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Ectatomma fiebrigi: casent0907187; syntype of Ectatomma rimulosum splendidum: castype00616, casent0907189, casent0915915; syntype of Gnamptogenys regularis: casent0915914

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