Pogonomyrmex

Johnson, Robert A. & Cover, Stefan P., 2015, A taxonomic revision of the seed-harvester ant genus Pogonomyrmex (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) on Hispaniola, Zootaxa 3972 (2), pp. 231-249 : 248

publication ID

https://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3972.2.5

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:6A51EB89-0FE5-4F49-B427-E75459D8A3AF

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6095466

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/03B687EE-FFE8-7C70-FF17-B3FD61AEDBA3

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Pogonomyrmex
status

 

Key to workers for species of Pogonomyrmex on the island of Hispaniola

1 Dorsum and sides of mesosoma and posterior surface of petiolar node with coarse, regular to weakly irregular, subparallel, longitudinal rugae ( Figure 6 View FIGURE 6 )......................................................................... saucius

- Dorsum and sides of mesosoma rugoreticulate to vermiculate; posterior surface of petiolar node mostly smooth, granulatepunctate to rugoreticulate, but lacking subparallel longitudinal rugae ( Figures 1 View FIGURE 1 , 2 View FIGURE 2 , 9 View FIGURE 9 )............................... 2

2 Small (HW = 0.90–1.17 mm); posterior surface of petiolar node viewed from behind and above broadly fan-shaped and about as wide as long; in dorsal view, petiolar node about as wide as postpetiolar node (PW/PPW = 0.87–1.03); anterior surface of petiolar node mostly smooth and shining, forming a noticeably obtuse angle with peduncle of petiole; dorsum of postpetiole and first gastral tergum smooth and shining to partly or completely punctate, weakly shining..................... schmitti

- Larger (HW = 1.11–1.35); posterior surface of petiolar node viewed from behind and above elongate, clearly longer than wide; in dorsal view, petiolar node notably narrower than postpetiolar node (PW/PPW = 0.78–0.90); anterior surface of petiolar node partly to completely sculptured, dull to weakly shining, forming a right to weakly obtuse angle with peduncle of petiole; dorsum of postpetiolar and first gastral tergum strongly punctate, dull....................................... aterrimus

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae