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Species: Anillomyrma tridens   Bolton, 1987 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Anillomyrma tridens Bolton, 1987 PDF: 274, figs. 1, 4 (w.) BORNEO. Indomalaya. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

See also: Eguchi et al., 2010 PDF: 36
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Asia: Borneo, Indonesia, Malaysia
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Eguchi, K., Bui, T. V. & Alpert, G. D., 2009, Revision of the ant genus Anillomyrma Emery, 1913 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Myrmicinae: Solenopsidini)., Myrmecological News 13, pp. 31-36

Anillomyrma tridens BoltonHNS, 1987 (Figs. 11 - 15)

Anillomyrma tridens BoltonHNS, 1987: 274-275, 440. Holotype worker: East Malaysia: Sarawak , 4th Division , Gunong Mulu Nat. Park , RGS Exped., Long Pala , lowland rain forest in sandy soil, leg. B. Bolton, 11.X.1977 (BMNH); paratypes : workers with same data as holotype (BMNH, MCZ, MHN, NMB). Fifteen paratypes (personally donated to ACEG by B. Bolton) and 9 paratypes (MCZC) examined.

Worker diagnosis. Body sculpture absent except for hair-pits, which are most conspicuous on head and promesonotum ; dorsum of head, promesonotum and gaster relatively densely covered with short suberect to decumbent hairs. Head in full-face view roughly rectangular, longer than broad; mandible with three large sharp teeth. Apical and preapical teeth close together, separated by a diastema from 3rd tooth; 3rd much larger than 2nd; antennal scape short, reaching only 7 / 10 - 3 / 4 of distance from anterior margin of clypeus to posterior margin of head; apical antennal segment more than 3 times as long as preapical segment. Dorsum of mesosoma in lateral view flat. Dorsum and posterior slope of propodeum in lateral view forming rounded outline. Petiolar peduncle in lateral view relatively slender (as in Fig. 11).

Figs. 1 - 10: Anillomyrma decameraHNS (Emery, 1901), non-type worker. (1) Body in lateral view; (2) head in full-face view; (3) mandible in full-face view; (4) left maxillary palp (mp) and left labial palp (lp) in lateral view; (5) mouthparts in ventral view: setae of praementum (sp), maxillary palp (mp), labial palp (lp); (6) right antenna in ventral view; (7) sensilla tricodea curvata (arrows) of ventral surface of antennal segment X; (8) sensilla ampullacea (arrows) of antennal segment X; (9) body in dorsal view; (10) sting in lateral view.

Figs. 11 - 15: Anillomyrma tridens BoltonHNS, 1987, paratype worker. (11) Body in lateral view; (12) head in full-face view; (13) mandible in full-face view; (14) mouthparts in ventral view: maxillary palp (mp), labial palp (lp); (15) body in dorsal view.

Worker measurements and indices. Holotype and 10 paratype workers (cited from Bolton 1987): CI 88 - 90, HL 0.37 - 0.39, HW 0.33 - 0.36, PW 0.24 - 0.25, SI 57 - 60, SL 0.21 - 0.23, WL 0.35 - 0.39.

Distribution. Malaysia: Sarawak.

Remarks. Anillomyrma tridensHNS is morphologically very similar to A. decameraHNS. The only conspicuous morphological characters separating the two species are as follows: head slightly longer than broad, masticatory margin of mandible of A. tridensHNS having 3 distinct teeth as mentioned by Bolton (1987) (but very small 4th tooth rarely present) (Fig. 13); the 3rd tooth of A. tridensHNS much larger than 2nd (Fig. 13); posterior slope of propodeum in lateral view expanding posterodorsad more strongly in A. tridensHNS (Fig. 11) than in A. decameraHNS (Fig. 1); petiolar peduncle in lateral view more slender in A. tridensHNS (Fig. 11) than in A. decameraHNS (Fig. 1).

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 3 times found in lowland rainforest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 3 times in sandy soil.

Collect Date Range: collected on 1977-10-11

Type specimens: Holotype of Anillomyrma tridens: casent0902174; paratype of Anillomyrma tridens: casent0178518

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