Current View: Bolton World Catalog
Change View
Cite this page

Citing AntWeb


To cite this page, please use the following:

· For print:      Citation: AntWeb. Version 8.54.9. California Academy of Science, online at Accessed .

· For web:

Species: Gnamptogenys tortuolosa   (Smith, 1858) 

Download Data

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Ponera tortuolosa Smith, 1858a PDF: 99 (w.) BRAZIL. Neotropic. Primary type information: Type-material: holotype worker. Type-locality: Brazil: (no further data) (Swainson). Type-depository: BMNH. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Ectatomma: Emery, 1887f PDF: 438 (footnote).
Combination in Gnamptogenys: Mayr, 1886c PDF: 358; Brown, 1958g PDF: 230.
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, Venezuela
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in rainforest, 1 times found in lowland rainforest, 1 times found in wet forest, 1 times found in in rainforest, 1 times found in mature rainforest, 1 times found in Plateau, 1 times found in 1� forest, 1 times found in forest fragment.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times strays, 1 times nest in dead wood, 1 times tall forest, rocky soil, 1 times soil, epigeic, 1 times LeafLitter, 1 times at bait.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 3 times search, 1 times Flight intercept pan trap, 1 times litter sample, 1 times pan trap, 1 times pitfall, 1 times Pitfall72h, 1 times bait, 1 times Baited pitfall.

Elevations: collected from 85 - 690 meters, 188 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1939-02-02 and 2018-08-26

Type specimens: Holotype of Gnamptogenys tortuolosa: casent0900549; syntype of Gnamptogenys tortuolosa quitensis: casent0907192

See something amiss? Send us an email.