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

K. Gómez, D. Martínez, X. Espadaler

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    Abstract

    © 2018 Universidade Estadual de Feira de Santana. All rights reserved. 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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)215-224
    JournalSociobiology
    Volume65
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2018

    Keywords

    • Aphaenogaster
    • Iberian Peninsula
    • Key
    • New species
    • Phylogeny
    • Ulibeli

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