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Species: Wasmannia williamsoni   Kusnezov, 1952 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Wasmannia williamsoni Kusnezov, 1952h PDF: 181, figs. 1, 4-7 (w.q.) ARGENTINA (La Pampa). Neotropic. Primary type information: Type-material: 69 syntype workers, 1 syntype queen (“three colonies”). Type-localities: Argentina: La Pampa, Winifreda (N. Kusnezov), and La Pampa, Castex (N. Kusnezov). Type-depositories: IMLT, MZSP. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

[Misspelled as williamsi by Kempf, 1972b PDF: 258.]
Status as species: Kempf, 1972b PDF: 258; Bolton, 1995b: 424; Longino & Fernández, 2007 PDF: 282; Cuezzo et al., 2015 PDF: 257 (redescription).
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Argentina
  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 williamsoni KusnezovHNS

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Wasmannia williamsoni KusnezovHNS, 1952: 181, figs. 1, 4 – 7. Syntype worker, queen: Argentina, La Pampa, Winifreda , Castex (Kusnezov). [MZSP] (worker examined).


Wasmannia williamsoniHNS has the largest workers in the genus, based on the one worker we have examined. It is far larger than any other WasmanniaHNS worker we have seen (Table 1). See further information under sulcaticepsHNS.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in hand coll..

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times under stone.

Elevations: collected at 219 m

Collect Date Range: collected on 2011-05-04 00:00:00.0

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