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A new species of Tyrannomyrmex (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from Sri Lanka



Tyrannomyrmex legatus sp. nov. is described based on a single worker collected from leaf litter in dipterocarp forest in southern Sri Lanka. A key is presented to separate the three known species of Tyrannomyrmex. A probable male specimen of the genus from the Philippines is noted. Tyrannomyrmex is placed within the tribe Solenopsidini and close to the genus Monomorium.


Ants, Sri Lanka, Tyrannomyrmex, new species, taxonomy

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