Megalomyrmex silvestrii

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Megalomyrmex silvestrii


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: Myrmicinae
Tribus: Solenopsidini
Genus: Megalomyrmex
Species: Megalomyrmex silvestrii


Megalomyrmex silvestrii Wheeler, 1909

Type locality: Mexico.


  • Megalomyrmex sjostedti Wheeler, 1909b: 235 (w.)
  • Megalomyrmex (Wheelerimyrmex) brasiliensis Mann, 1922: 29.
  • Megalomyrmex silvestrii Kempf & Brown, 1968: 97. Senior synonym of brasiliensis, langi, misionensis, sjostedti, wheeleri.


  • Wheeler, W.M. 1909: Ants collected by Prof. F. Silvestri in Mexico. Bollettino del Laboratorio di Zoologia Generale e Agraria della R. Scuola Superiore d'Agricultura, 3: 228–238. PDF
  • Mann, W.M. 1916: The Stanford Expedition to Brazil, 1911, John C. Branner, Director. The ants of Brazil. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 60: 399–490.
  • Brandão, C.R.F. 1990: Systematic revision of the Neotropical ant genus Megalomyrmex Forel (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Myrmicinae), with the description of thirteen new species. Arquivos de Zoologia, 31: 411–481.
  • Brandão, C.R.F. 2003: Further revisionary studies on the ant genus Megalomyrmex Forel (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Solenopsidini). Papéis Avulsos de Zoologia, 43(8): 145–159. PDF