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Species: Pristomyrmex collinus   Wang, 2003 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Pristomyrmex collinus Wang, 2003 PDF: 432, figs. 119-122 (w.q.) PHILIPPINES. Indomalaya. AntCat AntWiki HOL


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Asia: Philippines
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

Islands of Luzon, Mindanao, Negros, Tablas

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Zettel, H., 2006, On the ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of the Philippine Islands: I. The genus Pristomyrmex Mayr, 1866., Myrmecologische Nachrichten 8, pp. 59-68

Pristomyrmex collinus WangHNS, 2003

Material examined: Luzon: Laguna Pr., Los Banos, Mt. Makiling, 13. - 18.XI.1992, leg. H. Zettel (# 1), det. Wang M., 1 [worker] (CZW); Laguna Pr., Los Banos, Mt. Makiling, Mud Spring, 23. - 24.I.1999, leg. H. Zettel (# 167), 1 [worker] (CZW); Laguna Pr., Mt. Banahaw, above Kinabuhayan, trail to Crystalino, 24.XI.1995, leg. J. Kodada & R. Rigova, det. Wang M., 3 [worker] (NHMW); Camarines Sur Pr., Lake Buhi area, nr. Itbog, Twin Falls, 22.III.1998, leg. H. Zettel (# 164), 3 [worker] (CZW); Tablas: San Agustin, Dubduban, Busai Falls, 23. - 25.XI.1994, leg. H. Zettel (# 70), det. Wang M., 1 [worker] (CZW); Mindanao: Surigao del Norte Pr., 40 km S Surigao, Songkoy Spring, 8.II.2000, leg. S. Schoedl (# 11), 1 [worker] (NHMW).

Diagnosis of worker: TL 3.3 - 3.9 mm. HW 0.77 - 0.94. Clypeus ventrally with central tooth. Antennal scrobe absent. Masticatory margin of mandible with diastema. Dorsum of head and alitrunk smooth and punctate, with sparse, relatively short setae. Pronotal spines tooth-like, subequal in length to propodeal spines. Anterior face of petiolar node distinctly separated from dorsal surface of peduncle. First gastral tergite without setae.

Figs. 1 - 2: Pristomyrmex distinguendus sp.n. (1) Head, full face view; (2) habitus, lateral view.

Previous records from the Philippines: Luzon: Laguna (Los Banos, Mt. Makiling, Mt. Banahaw), Romblon Prov: Tablas (San Agustin), Panay (without further information), Negros Oriental (Cuernos de Negros, Dumaguete [type locality]) (Wang 2003). - Luzon: Camarines Sur (Mt. Isarog Natural Park) (Alpert & al. 2006).

General distribution: endemic to Philippines.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Type specimens: paratype: anic32-015648; paratype of Pristomyrmex collinus: casent0901723

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