Expanding the Distribution of the Remarkable Ant Gnamptogenys vriesi Brandão & Lattke (Formicidae, Ectatomminae): First Record From Brazil


  • Ricardo Eduardo Vicente Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso (UFMT), Cuiabá, MT, Brazil
  • Lívia Pires Prado Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brazil.
  • Rogério C. L. Santos Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso (UFMT), Cuiabá, MT, Brazil




Amazon, Ants, Biodiversity, Biogeography, Cryptic species


Gnamptogenys vriesi Brandão & Lattke is a rare ant originally described based on a worker and on a gyne collected in Morona Santiago province, in Ecuador. After the original description, few specimens of this species were collected in Ecuadorian territory. In this paper we reported the first record for Brazil, which resulted in a significant extension on the knowledge of the distribution of this species, which was currently considered to be restricted to Ecuador. In addition, we also provided images and a distribution map for this species.


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Vicente, R. E., Prado, L. P., & Santos, R. C. L. (2015). Expanding the Distribution of the Remarkable Ant Gnamptogenys vriesi Brandão & Lattke (Formicidae, Ectatomminae): First Record From Brazil. Sociobiology, 62(4), 615–619. https://doi.org/10.13102/sociobiology.v62i4.920



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