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Species: Rhopalothrix stannardi   Brown & Kempf, 1960 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2015)

Rhopalothrix stannardi Brown & Kempf, 1960 PDF: 236, fig. 57 (w.) MEXICO. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history


Mexico (Chiapas), Guatemala


Recent collections of this species are from lowland wet to moist forest habitat, from 70–270 m elevation. The type is apparently from a somewhat higher site near Ocosingo. All recent specimens are from Winkler samples of sifted leaf litter. In quantitative sampling carried out during Project LLAMA, this species occurred in 4 of 100 miniWinkler samples at a lowland Chiapas site and in 7 of 100 samples from in and near Tikal National Park in Guatemala.


Worker. HW 0.53–0.59 (n=5); mandible with three widely spaced denticles on masticatory margin, middle denticle largest; subapical tooth with minute reclinate denticle at base; subapical tooth about twice as long as apical tooth; intercalary teeth prominent, one closest to apical tooth about half as long as apical tooth; labrum subrectangular, outer margins diverging anteriorly, anterior margin very shallowly and evenly concave, with minute notch medially; posterior margin of clypeus elevated above anterior face; arcuate grooves and ridges of face very shallow; mesosomal dorsum evenly and shallowly convex in profile, metanotal groove not or very weakly impressed; propodeal tooth obtuse to right angled, infradental lamella broad and descending almost perpendicularly from tooth; about 12 squamiform setae on posterior half of first gastral tergite. The queen and male are unknown.

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Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 7 times found in tropical moist forest, 5 times found in 2ยบ wet forest

Collected most commonly using these methods or in the following microhabitats: 10 times MiniWinkler, 2 times maxiWinkler

Elevations: collected from 70 - 270 meters, 200 meters average

Type specimens:

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