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Genus: Ectatomma   Smith, 1858 

Classification:

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2014)

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: 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).

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.

Taxon Page Author History

On 2013-08-22 05:30:12 Zach Lieberman modified Images
On 2013-08-22 05:29:28 Zach Lieberman modified Images

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