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Genus: Ectatomma   Smith, 1858 

Classification:

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2016)

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, 1863bRoger, J. 1863b. Verzeichniss der Formiciden-Gattungen und Arten. Berliner Entomologische Zeitschrift 7(Beilage):1-65. [1863-06] 128094: 17 (catalogue); Mayr, 1863aMayr, G. 1863a. Formicidarum index synonymicus. Verhandlungen der Kaiserlich-Königlichen Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien 13:385-460. [1863] PDF 127213: 409 (catalogue); Mayr, 1865Mayr, G. 1865. Formicidae. In: Novara Expedition 1865. Reise der Österreichischen Fregatte "Novara" um die Erde in den Jahren 1857, 1858, 1859. Zoologischer Theil. Bd. II. Abt. 1. Wien: K. Gerold's Sohn, 119 pp. [1865-12-14] PDF 127193: 14 (diagnosis); Mayr, 1867aMayr, G. 1867a. Adnotationes in monographiam formicidarum Indo-Neerlandicarum. Tijdschrift voor Entomologie 10:33-117. [1867] PDF 127217: 87 (diagnosis); Dalla Torre, 1893Dalla Torre, K. W. 1893. Catalogus Hymenopterorum hucusque descriptorum systematicus et synonymicus. Vol. 7. Formicidae (Heterogyna). Leipzig: W. Engelmann, 289 pp. [1893] PDF 124002: 23 (catalogue); Emery, 1911eEmery, C. 1911e. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Ponerinae. Genera Insectorum 118:1-125. [1911-09-09] PDF 124702: 41 (diagnosis, subgenera key, catalogue); Gallardo, 1918cGallardo, A. 1918c. Las hormigas de la República Argentina. Subfamilia Ponerinas. Anales del Museo Nacional de Historia Natural de Buenos Aires 30:1-112. [1918-12-15] PDF 125422: 30 (Argentina species key); Kusnezov, 1957eKusnezov, N. 1957e. Nuevas especies de hormigas (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Revista de la Sociedad Uruguaya de Entomología 2:7-18. [1957-12-01] PDF 126661: 13 (partial key); Brown, 1958gBrown, W. L., Jr. 1958g. Contributions toward a reclassification of the Formicidae. II. Tribe Ectatommini (Hymenoptera). Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 118:173-362. [1958-06] PDF 123146: 206 (review of genus, key); Kempf, 1972bKempf, W. W. 1972b. Catálogo abreviado das formigas da região Neotropical. Studia Entomologica 15:3-344. [1972-08-25] PDF 126357: 104 (Neotropical catalogue); Smith, 1979Smith, D. R. 1979. Superfamily Formicoidea. Pp. 1323-1467 in: Krombein, K. V.; Hurd, P. D.; Smith, D. R.; Burks, B. D. (eds.) 1979. Catalog of Hymenoptera in America north of Mexico. Volume 2. Apocrita (Aculeata). Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, pp. i-xvi, 1199-2209. [1979] 128659: 1336 (North America catalogue); Kugler & Brown, 1982Kugler, C.; Brown, W. L., Jr. 1982. Revisionary and other studies on the ant genus Ectatomma, including the description of two new species. Search. Agriculture (Ithaca, New York) 24:1-8. [1982-11] 126574: 6 (all species key); Brandão, 1991Brandão, C. R. F. 1991. Adendos ao catálogo abreviado das formigas da região Neotropical (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Revista Brasileira de Entomologia 35:319-412. [1991-08-31] PDF 122994: 341 (catalogue); Fernández, 1992Fernández, F. 1992 ("1991"). Las hormigas cazadoras del género Ectatomma (Formicidae: Ponerinae) en Colombia. Caldasia 16:551-564. [1992-04-28] 124901: 551 (Colombia species key); Lattke, 1994Lattke, J. E. 1994. Phylogenetic relationships and classification of ectatommine ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Entomologica Scandinavica 25:105-119. [1994-03] PDF 126814: 109 (phylogeny); Bolton, 1995aBolton, B. 1995a. A taxonomic and zoogeographical census of the extant ant taxa (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Journal of Natural History 29:1037-1056. [1995-08] PDF 122859: 1049 (census); Bolton, 1995bBolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. [1995-10] 122860: 186 (catalogue) ; Arias-Penna, 2008BArias-Penna, T. M. 2008B. Subfamilia Ectatomminae. Pp. 53-107 in: Jiménez, E.; Fernández, F.; Arias, T.M.; Lozano-Zambrano, F. H. (eds.) 2008. Sistemática, biogeografía y conservación de las hormigas cazadoras de Colombia. Bogotá: Instituto de Investigación de Recursos Biológicos Alexander von Humboldt, xiv + 609 pp. [2008-12-26] [2008-12-26] PDF 130683: 56 (all species key); Nettel-Hernanz, Lachaud, Fresneau, López-Muñoz & Poteaux, 2015Nettel-Hernanz, A.; Lachaud, J.-P.; Fresneau, D.; López-Muñoz, R. A.; Poteaux, C. 2015. Biogeography, cryptic diversity, and queen dimorphism evolution of the Neotropical ant genus Ectatomma Smith, 1958 (Formicidae, Ectatomminae). Organisms Diversity and Evolution in press. PDF 142746 (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:


Neotropical Region: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Galapagos Islands, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Martinique, Mato Grosso do Sul, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela

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

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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