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Species: Solenopsis saevissima

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2014)

1 subspecies

Myrmica saevissima Smith, 1855c PDF: 166, pl. 13, fig. 18 (w.) BRAZIL. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Combination in Solenopsis: Mayr, 1862 PDF: 751.
Goni, Zolessi & Imai, 1983: 365 (k.).
Junior synonym of Solenopsis geminata: Mayr, 1865: 109; Mayr, 1886d PDF: 460; Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF}: 76.
Revived from synonymy as subspecies of Solenopsis geminata: Wheeler, 1915b PDF: 395.
Revived status as species: Mann, 1916 PDF: 447; Santschi, 1916e PDF: 378; Santschi, 1923c PDF: 265; Creighton, 1930b PDF: 80.
Senior synonym of Solenopsis gracilior: Creighton, 1930b PDF: 80; of Solenopsis moelleri (and its junior synonyms Solenopsis incrassata, Solenopsis morosa), Solenopsis perfida: Wilson, 1952b PDF: 55.
Material of the unavailable name Solenopsis picea referred here by Trager, 1991 PDF: 189.
Current subspecies: nominal plus Solenopsis saevissima itinerans.
See also: Buren, 1972 PDF: 15; Trager, 1991 PDF: 188.

See Also:

Solenopsis saevissima itinerans, Solenopsis saevissima morosa, Solenopsis saevissima oblongiceps, Solenopsis saevissima perfida

Distribution:

Paraguay: Canindeyú, Central, Cordilleria, Ñeembucú

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Wild, A. L., 2007:
Canindeyú , Central, Ñeembucú (ALWC, INBP, LACM). Literature records: Cordillera (Forel 1911b).
Alto Paraguay, Alto Paraná , Amambay, Boquerón , Caaguazú , Canindeyú , Central, Concepción , Cordillera, Guairá , Pte. Hayes, San Pedro, “Rinconada” (Dept. unknown) (ALWC, INBP, LACM, MCSN, NHMB, NHMW).

Mayr, G., 1862:
Ich besitze von Herrn Smith zwei [[ worker ]], welche er mir unter dem Namen Myrmica saevissima gesandt hat. Diese Art beschrieb er in den Trans. Ent. Soc. N. 8. III. p. 166, nahm sie aber in seinem spaeter publicirten Catal. nicht auf, obschon er bei Myrmica virulens p. 132 von derselben Erwaehnung macht. Ich glaube nicht zu irren, wenn ich diese Art mit seiner im Journ. Proc. Linn. Soc. III. pag. 149 beschriebenen Solenopsis cephalotes vereinige. Der Umstand, dass letztere Art von den Aru-Inseln stammt, waehrend M. saevissima in Brasilien lebt, hindert mich nicht, beide fuer synonym zu halten, denn es liegen mir Exemplare aus Manila (M. C. Vienn.), Ceylon, Kar Nikobar, Taiti, Chili (Novara), Brasilien und Surinam (in meiner Sammlung) vor, welche alle ' die vollkommenste Uebereinstimmung zeigen.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in Mesquite woodland

Collected most commonly using these methods or in the following microhabitats: 1 times Covered runways, 1 times In stem with homopterus inquilines

Type specimens: syntype of Myrmica saevissima: casent0902353; syntype of Solenopsis geminata incrassata: casent0908799; syntype of Solenopsis geminata saevissima picea: casent0913931; syntype of Solenopsis moelleri: casent0908797; syntype of Solenopsis moelleri gracilior: casent0908798; syntype of Solenopsis saevissima morosa: casent0913929; syntype of Solenopsis saevissima perfida: casent0913930

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