Systematic studies on pseudomyrmecine ants: revision of the pseudomyrmex oculatus and p. subtilssimus species groups, with taxonomic comments on other species

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*[P. alustratus Ward (from Peru), P. cretus Ward (Costa Rica), P. pisinnus Ward (Brazil), P. spiculus Ward (Costa Rica), and P. villosus Ward (Brazil) are described as new species. P. caeciliae (Forel) is raised to species (stat. nov.) from P. eduardi race caeciliae. P. alliodorae (Wheeler) is a n.syn. of P. elongatus (Mayr), P. altinodus (Mann). P. tuberculatus (Enzmann), P. wessoni (Enzmann) are n.syn. of P. oculatus (F. Smith). P. chodati (Forel) & P. ogloblii (Santschi) are n.syn. of P. urbanus (F. Smith). P. culmicola (Forel) is a n.syn. of P. tenuissimus (Emery). The following are raised to species (stat. nov.) for P. pazosi (Santschi) from Pseudomyrma pazosi, P. rufiventris (Forel) from P. kurokii var. rufiventris, and P. tachigaliae (Forel) from P. latinoda tachigaliae. P. dendroicus (Forel) & P. osurus (Forel) are removed from synonymy (stat. reval.). A replacement name (P. laevifrons Ward. nom. nov. (P. laeviceps) is provided for P. laeviceps (F. Smith), 1877 (nec F. Smith, 1859).]

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  • Phillip S. Ward

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