The type specimens of "dorylomorph" ants (Hymenoptera, Formicidae: Aenictinae, Ecitoninae, Cerapachyinae, Leptanilloidinae) deposited in the Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil

Papéis Avulsos de Zoologia. 2011;51(22):341-357 DOI 10.1590/S0031-10492011002200001


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Journal Title: Papéis Avulsos de Zoologia

ISSN: 0031-1049 (Print); 1807-0205 (Online)

Publisher: Universidade de São Paulo

Society/Institution: Universidade de São Paulo, Museu de Zoologia

LCC Subject Category: Science: Zoology

Country of publisher: Brazil

Language of fulltext: Portuguese, Spanish; Castilian, English

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Flávia A. Esteves (Universidade de São Paulo)
Carlos Roberto F. Brandão (Universidade de São Paulo)
Lívia P. Prado (Universidade de São Paulo)


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Abstract | Full Text

The present catalogue lists the "dorylomorph" ant types (Aenictinae: Aenictus; Cerapachyinae: Acanthostichus and Cerapachys; Ecitoninae: Eciton, Labidus, Neivamyrmex and Nomamyrmex; and Leptanilloidinae: Asphinctanilloides and Leptanilloides) housed in the Formicidae collection of the Hymenoptera laboratory, Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de São Paulo (MZSP), Brazil. In total, the collection includes types of 141 nominal species, of which 56 are still valid. The majority of types of dorylomorph species in the MZSP collection are syntypes (67 species), but there are as well 13 species represented by holotypes only, 17 by holotypes and paratypes, 43 species by paratypes only, and one species by a paralectotype. We record the label information, condition of the specimens, nomenclatural changes, type status, and provide indexes of the listed taxa.