Eurhopalothrix depressa Ketterl, Verhaag & Dietz, 2004,

Longino, John T., 2013, A review of the Central American and Caribbean species of the ant genus Eurhopalothrix Brown and Kempf, 1961 (Hymenoptera, Formicidae), with a key to New World species, Zootaxa 3693 (2), pp. 101-151: 118

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http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3693.2.1

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Eurhopalothrix depressa Ketterl, Verhaag & Dietz, 2004
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Eurhopalothrix depressa Ketterl, Verhaag & Dietz, 2004 

Eurhopalothrix depressa Ketterl, Verhaag & Dietz, 2004: 45  , figs. 23. Holotype worker: Brazil, Rio Grande do Sul, São Francisco de Paula, Araucaria  forest reserve Pró-Mata, 29 ° 30 'S 50 ° 10 'W, 3 Apr 1997, in leaf litter of an Araucaria  forest (J. Ketterl) [MZSP] (not examined). Paratypes: 2 workers from same locality [LPB, SMNK]; 1 worker and 2 queens, São Paulo: Cunha, Pico de Macela, 23 °08'S 44 ° 48 'W, 21-22 Apr 2001 (A. A. Tavares & R. R. Silva) [MZSP].

Geographic range. Brazil (Rio Grande do Sul, São Paulo).

Comments. This is a highly distinctive species, one of only two New World species with a transverse ridge on the frons, the other species being E. cimu  from Cuba. Eurhopalothrix depressa  has 16 erect spatulate setae on the face; E. cimu  has none.