Description of a remarkable new species of ant in the genus Daceton Perty (Formicidae: Dacetini) from South America

Frank Azorsa, Jeffrey Sosa-Calvo

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Abstract

A remarkable new species in the ant genus Daceton, which has remained monotypic for 205 years, is described from Brazil and Peru. The new species, Daceton boltoni sp. nov., is similar to its sister species, D. armigerum, but differs from it mainly in the form of the pronotal lateral spines and in the pilosity of the first gastral segment. The taxonomie history and biology of the genus is reviewed. Copyright
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)27-38
Number of pages12
JournalZootaxa
Issue number1749
DOIs
StatePublished - 14 Apr 2008

Keywords

  • Ants
  • Brazil
  • D. boltoni
  • Daceton armigerum
  • Myrmicinae
  • Peru

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