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Species: Gnamptogenys tornata   (Roger, 1861) 

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Gnamptogenys sulcata

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2017)

Ponera tornata Roger, 1861a: 15 (w.q.m.) MEXICO. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Ectatomma (Gnamptogenys): Mayr, 1887 PDF: 541; Emery, 1896g PDF: 46; in Gnamptogenys: Roger, 1863a PDF: 174; Mann, 1922 PDF: 3; Brown, 1958g PDF: 229.
Junior synonym of Gnamptogenys sulcata: Lattke, 1995 PDF: 188.
See also: Kempf, 1968b PDF: 378.

Distribution Notes:

Southern Mexico to Colombia (Brown 1958). Costa Rica: widespread in wet forest to 1200m.

Biology:

This species inhabits lowland rainforest. It occurs in samples of sifted leaf litter from the forest floor, and has been observed nesting in a hollow stick in the leaf litter. The nest contained aradid bugs as prey. Colonies can be polygynous.

Identification:

Promesonotal suture absent; scapes surpass margin of vertex when laid back; mandibles smoothly curving such that basal and apical margins form a continuous convexity; head yellowish to brown in color; mandibles dull yellow to brownish, usually lighter than cranial color, but not markedly contrasting with it; head and rest of body nearly concolorous; costulae often transverse across posterior face of propodeum; eyes relatively small (eye length = 0.25, width = 0.18, n=1 worker).

Comments:

See Gnamptogenys sulcata.

References:

Brown, W. L., Jr. 1958. Contributions toward a reclassification of the Formicidae. II. Tribe Ectatommini (Hymenoptera). Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 118:175-362.

Lattke, J. E. 1995. Revision of the ant genus Gnamptogenys in the New World (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Journal of Hymenoptera Research 4:137-193.

Roger, J. 1861. Die Ponera-artigen Ameisen. Berliner entomologische Zeitschrift 5:1-54.



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