Phylogeny of the ant genus Aphaenogaster (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in the Iberian Peninsula, with the description of a new species

Authors

  • Kiko Gómez Independent Researcher
  • David Martinez Universitat de Valencia
  • Xavier Espadaler Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.13102/sociobiology.v65i2.2099

Keywords:

Phylogeny, Aphaenogaster, New species, Iberian Peninsula, Key, ulibeli

Abstract

A phylogenetic tree of the Iberian Aphaenogaster species - except for A. splendida (Roger) - and a key to the worker caste of all Iberian Aphaenogaster species are proposed. The position of A. striativentris Forel and A. cardenai Espadaler is discussed, stating the possibility that this second species may belong to a new, undescribed genus. Aphaenogaster ulibeli n. sp. is described from the Iberian Peninsula. Its closest relatives are A. gibbosa (Latreille) and A. striativentris. Its habitat seems to be restricted to caducifolia forests in the Western Central Massif.

 

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Kiko Gómez, Independent Researcher

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Published

2018-07-09

How to Cite

Gómez, K., Martinez, D., & Espadaler, X. (2018). Phylogeny of the ant genus Aphaenogaster (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in the Iberian Peninsula, with the description of a new species. Sociobiology, 65(2), 215–224. https://doi.org/10.13102/sociobiology.v65i2.2099

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Research Article - Ants