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Genus: Ectatomma   Smith, 1858 


Classification:

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2017)

Extant: 15 species

Fossil: 1 species

Ectatomma Smith, 1858a PDF: 102. Type-species: Formica tuberculata, by subsequent designation of Bingham, 1903 PDF: 82. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Genus Ectatomma references
Roger, 1863b: 17 (catalogue); Mayr, 1863a PDF: 409 (catalogue); Mayr, 1865 PDF: 14 (diagnosis); Mayr, 1867a PDF: 87 (diagnosis); Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 23 (catalogue); Emery, 1911e PDF: 41 (diagnosis, subgenera key, catalogue); Gallardo, 1918c PDF: 30 (Argentina species key); Kusnezov, 1957e PDF: 13 (partial key); Brown, 1958g PDF: 206 (review of genus, key); Kempf, 1972b PDF: 104 (Neotropical catalogue); Smith, 1979: 1336 (North America catalogue); Kugler & Brown, 1982: 6 (all species key); Brandão, 1991 PDF: 341 (catalogue); Fernández, 1992: 551 (Colombia species key); Lattke, 1994 PDF: 109 (phylogeny); Bolton, 1995a PDF: 1049 (census); Bolton, 1995b: 186 (catalogue) ; Arias-Penna, 2008B PDF: 56 (all species key); Boudinot, 2015 PDF: 56 (male identification); Nettel-Hernanz, Lachaud, Fresneau, López-Muñoz & Poteaux, 2015 PDF (phylogeny, biogeography)

Taxon Page Images:



Ectatomma tuberculatum tending the extrafloral nectary of an Inga tree. Many plants provide nectar to ants in exchange for protection from herbivores. Gamboa, Panama.
Image © Alex Wild.

Distribution:

(based on species list records)   Genus is native to: Neotropical bioregion.

Nearctic Region: Puebla
Neotropical Region: Alajuela, Amambay, Amazonas, Americas, Aragua, Argentina, Atlántida, Barinas, Bolivia, Bolívar, Boquerón, Brazil, Canindeyú, Caribbean, Casanare, Ceará, Central America, Chaco, Chiapas, Chontales, Coclé, Colombia, Colón, Cordillera, Costa Caribe Norte, Costa Caribe Sur, Costa Rica, Darién, Demerara-Mahaica, Ecuador, El Beni, El Progreso, El Salvador, Entre Ríos, Francisco Morazán, French Guiana, Galápagos, Gracias a Dios, Granada, Guadeloupe, Guanacaste, Guatemala, Guerrero, Guyana, Heredia, Honduras, Huehuetenango, Islas de la Bahía, Izabal, Jinotega, La Paz, Limón, Loreto, Los Ríos, Los Ríos, Madre de Dios, Magdalena, Managua, Martinique, Matagalpa, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Meta, Mexico, Michoacán de Ocampo, Minas Gerais, Misiones, Nariño, Nayarit, Nicaragua, Nueva Segovia, Olancho, Panama, Panamá, Panamá Oeste, Paraguay, Pará, Pastaza, Peru, Petén, Presidente Hayes, Puntarenas, Putumayo, Quintana Roo, Rio de Janeiro, Rondônia, San José, Santa Catarina, Santa Cruz, Sonsonate, South America, Suriname, São Paulo, Tamaulipas, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela, Veracruz, Yucatán, Zacapa
Palearctic Region: Czech Republic, Eastern Europe, Europe

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Ectatomma   Wheeler, W. M., 1923, Ants of the genera Myopias and Acanthoponera., Psyche 30, pp. 175-192: 186, (download) 186 3374
Ectatomma   Smith, F., 1858, Catalogue of the hymenopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part VI. Formicidae., London: British Museum, pp. -1--1: 102, (download) 102 8127
Ectatomma   Mayr, G., 1862, Myrmecologische Studien., Verhandlungen der Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien 12, pp. 649-776: 731, (download) 731 4445


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