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Species: Neivamyrmex punctaticeps   (Emery, 1894) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Eciton (Acamatus) punctaticeps Emery, 1894d PDF: 181 (w.) BRAZIL. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Oldest junior synonym of, and hence first available replacement name for, Labidus spinolae Westwood, 1842 PDF: 77 [Junior primary homonym of Labidus spinolae Shuckard, 1840c PDF: 327.]; designated by Bolton, 1995b: 291.
Combination in Neivamyrmex: Borgmeier, 1955 PDF: 409.
See under Neivamyrmex spinolae for current synonymy and other references.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Paraguay, United States, Venezuela
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Nearctic, Neotropical

Distribution Notes:



DNA barcoding evidence shows that this species is the worker of N. halidaii. See the species page for Neivamyrmex halidaii.



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

punctaticeps (EmeryHNS 1894a).

Canindeyú, Central, Cordillera, “ Paraná R.” (Dept. unknown) “Paraguay” (s. loc.) (ALWC, INBP, LACM, MCSN, MCZC, MHNG MZSP, NHMB). Literature records: Cordillera, “Paraguay” (s. loc.) (Borgmeier 1955, Santschi 1916).

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in grazed 2nd growth forest, 1 times found in Acacia brush and grass.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times leaf litter.

Elevations: collected from 124 - 450 meters, 287 meters average

Type specimens: Lectotype of Eciton commutatum: casent0915862; syntype of Eciton commutatum: casent0903734; syntype of Eciton fiebrigi: casent0905959; syntype of Eciton fiebrigi columbicum: casent0905960; syntype of Eciton latiscapum hospes: casent0903743; syntype of Labidus spinolae: casent0901962; syntype of Neivamyrmex punctaticeps: casent0903737

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