Check List 12(4): e19524, doi: 10.15560/12.4.1922
Strumigenys fairchildi Brown, 1961 (Formicidae, Myrmicinae): first record of this rarely collected ant from Brazil
expand article infoLívia P. Prado, Ricardo Eduardo Vicente§, Thiago S. R. Silva|, Jorge L. P. Souza
‡ Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil§ Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso, Brazil| Universidade Federal do Paraná, Brazil¶ Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia, Brazil
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Abstract
Strumigenys fairchildi Brown, 1961 is recorded for the first time in Brazil. This ant species was previously known only from a few specimens collected in Costa Rica, Panama and Ecuador. The worker S. fairchildi was collected at the Parque Estadual do Cristalino, a continuous area of Amazon tropical rain forest protected for biodiversity conservation in the municipality of Novo Mundo, Mato Grosso state. In addition, we present a distribution map and high-resolution images of the worker.
Keywords
Amazon basin; Brazilian ant fauna; distribution; Formicidae; Neotropical ants