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Species: Wasmannia villosa   Emery, 1894 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Wasmannia villosa Emery, 1894d PDF: 194 (q.) BRAZIL. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Brazil
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Longino, J. T. & Fernández, F., 2007, Taxonomic review of the genus Wasmannia., Advances in ant systematics (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): Homage to E. O. Wilson - 50 years of contributions. (Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute 80), pp. 271-289

Wasmannia villosa EmeryHNS

Wasmannia villosa EmeryHNS, 1894: 196. Holotype queen: Brazil, Rio Grande do Sul (v. Ihering).


Emery described this single queen from Rio Grande do Sul. He distinguished it from other species by the long, abundant, appressed pilosity; robust dentiform propodeal spine; and transverse petiolar node. We have not examined this specimen, but the description sets it apart from any WasmanniaHNS queen with which we are familiar. However, its status as a species of WasmanniaHNS is not assured. It would not surprise us if it were revealed to be an attine queen or a member of some other myrmicine genus.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Type specimens: syntype of Wasmannia villosa: casent0904877

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