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Taxonomic revision of the Neotropical ant genus Hylomyrma Forel, 1912 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Myrmicinae), with the description of fourteen new species

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Author(s):
Ulyssea, Monica Antunes [1, 2] ; Brandao, C. R. F. [2]
Total Authors: 2
Affiliation:
[1] FAPESP, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, Museu Zool, Lab Sistemat Evolucao & Biol Hymenoptera, MZSP Av Nazare 481, BR-04263000 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: Zootaxa; v. 5055, n. 1, p. 1-137, OCT 19 2021.
Web of Science Citations: 0
Abstract

This paper provides a taxonomic revision of the Neotropical ant genus Hylomyrma Forel (1912) (Myrmicinae: Pogonomyrmecini). Morphological traits combined with geographical data and natural history information led to the recognition of 30 species, fourteen of them described here as new: Hylomyrma adelae sp. n., Hylomyrma dandarae sp. n., Hylomyrma jeronimae sp. n., Hylomyrma lispectorae sp. n., Hylomyrma lopesi sp. n., Hylomyrma macielae sp. n., Hylomyrma margaridae sp. n., Hylomyrma mariae sp. n., Hylomyrma marielleae sp. n., Hylomyrma mitiae sp. n., Hylomyrma peetersi sp. n., Hylomyrma primavesi sp. n., Hylomyrma virginiae sp. n. and Hylomyrma wachiperi sp. n. Lectotypes for H. speciosa (junior synonym of H. balzani) and H. reitteri are here designated from syntypes to improve nomenclatural stability. Except for the three species most recently described (H. montana, H. plumosa, and H. villemantae), the external morphology of workers is described or redescribed, as well as for the known males and queens, most described here for the first time. Of the 30 recognized species herein, 11 present intercastes; at least three of them present female specimens with queen-like traits that may be understood as ergatoids. An updated identification key for Hylomyrma workers is provided, as well as high resolution photographs of all known sexes and castes, species distribution maps, and a summary of what is known from the biology of all species. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 15/06485-1 - Non-flying queen and aberrant queen-worker phenotypes in Hylomyrma Forel, 1912 (Formicidae: Myrmicinae: Pogonomyrmecini)
Grantee:Mônica Antunes Ulysséa
Support Opportunities: Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 19/24810-8 - Phylogenomic species delimitation and mosaic evolution in the genus Hylomyrma Forel, 1912: revealing species and understanding morphological novelties from museum collections material using ultraconserved elements
Grantee:Mônica Antunes Ulysséa
Support Opportunities: Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Post-doctor
FAPESP's process: 17/07366-1 - Collect, identify, describe, exhibit: the curatorial cycle and the production of knowledge
Grantee:Ana Gonçalves Magalhães
Support Opportunities: Research Projects - Thematic Grants
FAPESP's process: 12/21309-7 - Taxonomic Review and Phylogenetic Analysis of the genus Hylomyrma Forel, 1912 (Formicidae: Myrmicinae: Myrmicini), based on morphological and molecular data
Grantee:Mônica Antunes Ulysséa
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 18/11453-0 - Ants of São Paulo: State of the art and establishment of priority areas for research and conservation actions
Grantee:Mônica Antunes Ulysséa
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate