A revision of the Neotropical Solenopsidini ant genus Oxyepoecus Santschi, 1926 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Myrmicinae): 2. Final. Key for species and revision of the Rastratus species-group

Authors

  • Nicolas Lavour de Albuquerque Universidade de São Paulo; Museu de Zoologia
  • Carlos Roberto Ferreira Brandão Universidade de São Paulo; Museu de Zoologia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1590/S0031-10492009002300001

Keywords:

Formicidae, Myrmicinae, Solenopsidini, Oxyepoecus, Revision, Rastratus group

Abstract

In the first paper of this series (Albuquerque & Brandão, 2004) we revised the Vezenyii species group of the exclusively Neotropical solenopsidine (Myrmicinae) ant genus Oxyepoecus. In this closing paper we update distribution information on the Vezenyii group species and revise the other Oxyepoecus species-group (Rastratus). We describe two species (Oxyepoecus myops n. sp. and O. rosai n. sp.) and redescribe previously known species of the group [O. daguerrei (Santschi, 1933), O. mandibularis (Emery, 1913), O. plaumanni Kempf, 1974, O. rastratus Mayr, 1887, and O. reticulatus Kempf, 1974], adding locality records and comments on the meagre biological data of these species. We also present an identification key to Oxyepoecus species based on workers.

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Published

2009-01-01

How to Cite

Albuquerque, N. L. de, & Brandão, C. R. F. (2009). A revision of the Neotropical Solenopsidini ant genus Oxyepoecus Santschi, 1926 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Myrmicinae): 2. Final. Key for species and revision of the Rastratus species-group . Papéis Avulsos De Zoologia, 49(23), 289-309. https://doi.org/10.1590/S0031-10492009002300001

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