Trachymyrmex jamaicensis antiguensis Weber

Mayhé-Nunes, A. J. & Brandão, C. R. F., 2007, Revisionary studies on the attine ant genus Trachymyrmex Forel. Part 3: The Jamaicensis group (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 1444, pp. 1-21: 3

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Trachymyrmex jamaicensis antiguensis Weber


Trachymyrmex jamaicensis antiguensis Weber  HNS  , 1938

Weber (1938) described T. jamaicensis antiguensis  HNS  based on a “dozen” workers taken on Long Island, Antigua, British West Indies, in May 7, 1936, by Mr. H. E. Box, in “mound nest on ground.” Weber compared these specimens with “topotypes” of T. jamaicensis  HNS  and “cotypes” of its subspecies. We examined two T. jamaicensis antiguensis  HNS  “cotypes” (syntypes) deposited in the MZSP and noticed that both workers lack the main diagnostic feature of Trachymyrmex  HNS  of the Jamaicensis  HNS  group, the posteriorly opened antennal scrobe. We believe that these specimens actually belong to a species of the Trachymyrmex Urichi  group, to be dealt with in a forthcoming paper.