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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3721.3.5

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

GARY D. ALPERT

Abstract


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.


Keywords


Ants, Sri Lanka, Tyrannomyrmex, new species, taxonomy

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00114-007-0250-2


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