Ants of Ecuador: New species records for a megadiverse country in South America

 

 

 

Título: Ants of Ecuador: New species records for a megadiverse country in South America. 
Identificador de recurso: https://www.scielo.br
Fecha: 2022-05-27
Autor: Pazmiño-Palomino, Alex; Troya, Adrian.
Otros colaboradores:  
Editorial: Revista Brasileira de Entomologia
Derechos: Acceso Abierto

 

Descripción
Despite its small territory Ecuador hosts a remarkable biological diversity. Paradoxically, its prominent insect richness has been poorly studied and is usually underestimated in biodiversity inventories. Ants are a major component of such richness. With the aim of promoting myrmecological research, we present 20 new ant records for the country belonging to nine genera and six subfamilies. The species Tapinoma ramulorum inrectum Forel is recorded for the first time in South America. We provide brief taxonomic diagnoses and general comments for all species. Our results expand on the records of Formicidae species previously informed for Ecuador and stress the importance of scientific reference collections as biodiversity repositories.
Claves
Biological collections, First record, Formicidae, Neotropical realm, Yasuni.
Relación e-ISSN: 1806-9665
Cobertura EC

 

Idioma en
Volumen 66(2)
Formato pdf
Tipo de recurso texto
Fuente http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/1806-9665-rbent-2021-0089
Descarga http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/1806-9665-rbent-2021-0089