Diversidade genética e fenotípica no género Ectatomma
Periodo de realización: 2015/06/01 al 2015/01/01
Tipo: Capítulo de libro
Lugar(es) de estudio: Quintana Roo, Mexique
Resumen: "Phenotypic and genetic diversity in Ectatomma - Ectatomma is a genus of ants belonging to Ectatomminae, currently located in the Formicoid group. With 15 recognized species, the genus includes relatively large ants endemic to the Neotropical Region. These species are relatively common in diverse areas such as wet forest, savannah, and dry forest habitats below 1500 m in altitude. Most of them are generalist predators but they also consume fruit pulp, honey and plant nectars. The wide variation in their environmental performance, foraging strategies and diet explains their abundance in the Neotropics. The first review of this genus was done by William Brown Jr. in 1958, who recognized the difficulties in delimiting some Ectatomma species. Some of these problems were partly solved by Kugler and Brown, who suggested some synonymies and recognized 12 species. Arias-Penna re-described E. confine"