Pseudolasius machhediensis

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Taxonavigation[edit]

Taxonavigation: Formicoidea 

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

Familia: Formicidae
Subfamilia: Formicinae
Tribus: Plagiolepidini
Genus: Pseudolasius
Species: Pseudolasius machhediensis

Name[edit]

Pseudolasius machhediensis Bharti, Gul & Sharma, 2012: 806 figs. 1-6

Holotype: Major worker, 15.xi.2008.
Type locality: India, Jammu & Kashmir, Machhedi, 32.72364N, 75.669464E, 2130m above msl.
Paratypes: 2 major workers, 7 minor workers, same data as holotype; 2 major workers, 27 minor workers, India, Himachal Pradesh, Gangradi, 32.844098N, 77.151283E, 1600m above msl, 05.xii.2010; 2 minor workers, India, Himachal Pradesh, Kulu, Patlikul town, 32.074N, 77.088E, 1200m above msl, 29.v.1999; hand picking (coll. Irfan Gul & Himender Bharti).
Etymology: The species is named after the type locality, Machhedi.

References[edit]

  • Bharti, H.; Gul, I.; Sharma, Y.P. 2012: Pseudolasius machhediensis, a new ant species from Indian Himalaya (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Sociobiology, 59: 805–813. PDF.