Rhopalothrix therion

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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: Basicerotini
Genus: Rhopalothrix
Species: Rhopalothrix therion


  • Rhopalothrix therion Longino & Boudinot, 2013: 318, figs. 1A, 2A, 3E, 13, 16
Holotype: USNM, CAS, unique specimen identifier CASENT0616292; worker; R.S.Anderson #2010-020.
Type locality: HONDURAS, Olancho: 9 km N Catacamas, 14.93693 -85.90535 ±20 m, 1360 m, 10 May 2010, mixed hardwood forest, ex sifted leaf litter.
Etymology: Referring to the fierce habitus and to the deep furrows and rugosities on the face and mesosoma.