Adetomyrma goblin

Taxonavigation edit

Taxonavigation: Formicoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Cladus: Pancrustacea
Cladus: Allotriocarida
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Holometabola
Superordo: Hymenopterida
Ordo: Hymenoptera
Subordo: Apocrita
Superfamilia: Formicoidea

Familia: Formicidae
Subfamilia: Amblyoponinae
Genus: Adetomyrma
Species: Adetomyrma goblin

Name edit

Adetomyrma goblin Yoshimura & Fisher, 2012: 22, figs 10, 17, 36, 45, 54, 62, 71, 77, 78, 83, 86, 88, 90, 93, 94

Holotype: CASC CASENT0227981, BLF14240, worker.
Type locality: MADAGASCAR, Fianarantsoa, Forêt de Vevembe, 66.6 km 293° Farafangana, 22° 47.46´ S, 47° 10.91´ E, 600 m alt., rainforest, transition to montane forest, ex rotten log, soil, 24.iv.2006, B.L. Fisher et al. leg.
Paratypes: 5 workers: CASENT0071148 [BMNH], CASENT0227982 [CASC], CASENT0227983 [MCZC], CASENT0227984 [MHNG], CASENT0227989 [NHMB], 4 males: CASENT0191378 [BMNH], CASENT0227985 [CASC], CASENT0227986 [MCZC], CASENT0227988 [MHNG], with same data as holotype.
Etymology: This species name refers to the goblin-like features of the new species: the males are small and black, and the workers possess long dentition on their masticatory margin. The species epithet is treated as a noun in apposition, and thus invariant.

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