In this volume, the new world species of the ant genus Pachycondyla are revised. Species complexes are defined for the New World species. Identification keys, descriptions and distribution maps, together with notes on the habitats and biology of the species are included. It covers 92 species: 30 new to science and 5 new status classifications. Key for the identification of species is in English, Spanish and Portuguese. The New World species of the ant genus Pachycondyla are revised. Species complexes are defined for the New World species. Identification keys, descriptions and distribution maps, together with notes on the habitats and biology of the species are included. The species include P. aenescens Mayr, P. agilis (Forel) (= P. goyana new synonymy), P.antecurvata new species, P. apicalis (Latreille), P. arhuaca (Forel), P. becculata new species, P. breviscapa new species, P. bucki (Borgmeier), P. bugabensis Forel new status, P.carbonaria (F. Smith) (= P. atrovirens, = P. atrovirens race splendida new synonymies), P. carinulata (Roger) (= P. carinulata race azteca, = P. carinulata gibbinota new synonymies), P. cavinodis (Mann), P. cernua new species, P. chinensis (Emery), P. chyzeri (Forel), P. cognata (Emery), P. commutata Roger, P. concava new species, P. conicula new species, P. constricta (Mayr), P. constricticeps new species, P. cooki new species, P. coveri new species, P. crassinoda (Latreille), and, P. crenata (Roger). It includes: P. curiosa new species, P. curvinodis Forel new status, P. dismarginata new species, P. donosoi new species, P. eleonorae (Forel), P. emiliae (Forel), P. fauveli Emery, P. ferruginea (F. Smith) (= P. ferruginea variety panamensis new synonymy), P. fiebrigi (Forel) new status, P. fisheri new species, P. foetida (Linnaeus), P. fusca new species, P. fuscoatra (Roger), P. gilberti (Kempf), P. gilloglyi new species, P. gilva (Roger) (= Ponera ochracea race guatemalensis new synonymy), P. globularia new species, P. goeldii (Forel) (= Neoponera lydiae new synonymy), P. guianensis (Weber) (= Wadeura haskinsi new synonymy), P. harpax (Fabricius), P. hispida new species, P. holcotyle new species, P. holmgreni (Wheeler), P. impressa (Roger), P. inca Emery new status (= P fuscoatra variety cearensis, new synonymy), P. insignis new species, P. inversa (F. Smith), and, P. laevigata (F. Smith) It also includes: P. latinoda new species, P. lattkei new species, P. lenis Kempf, P. lenkoi Kempf, P. leveillei (Emery), P. lineaticeps Mayr, P. longidentata new species, P. lunaris (Emery), P. luteola (Roger), P. magnifica Borgmeier, P. marginata (Roger), P. metanotalis Luederwaldt, P. minuta new species, P. mirabilis new species, P. moesta Mayr new status (= Neoponera stipitum, = Neoponera unidentata stirps sulcatula, = Neoponera crenata stirps confusa, = Neoponera mesonotalis new synonymies), P. oberthueri Emery, P. obscuricornis Emery, P. pergandei (Forel), P. procidua Emery, P. purpurascens Forel, P. recava new species, P. rostrata Emery, P. rugosula Emery new status, P. rupinicola new species, P. schoedli Mackay and Mackay, P. schultzi new species, P. solisi new species, P. stigma (Fabricius) (= Ponera stigma var. attrita, = Euponera stigma variety rufescens new synonymies), and, P. striata F. Smith. It features: P. striatinodis Emery (= Neoponera rugosinodis provisional synonymy), P. succedanea (Roger) (= Euponera cauta, = Euponera stigma compressinodis new synonymies), P. tarsata (Fabricius), P. theresiae Forel, P. unidentata Mayr, P. venusta (Forel), P. verenae (Forel), P. vieirai new species, P. villosa (Fabricius), and P. zuparkoi new species.
Publisher: The Edwin Mellen Press Ltd
Number of pages: 660
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