Limits...
First record of the myrmicine ant genus Meranoplus Smith, 1853 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from the Arabian Peninsula with description of a new species and notes on the zoogeography of southwestern Kingdom of [corrected] Saudi Arabia.

Sharaf MR, Al Dhafer HM, Aldawood AS - PLoS ONE (2014)

Bottom Line: Meranoplus pulcher sp. n. is included in the Afrotropical M. magretii-group, with greatest similarity to M. magrettii André from Sudan.A key to the Afrotropical species of the M. magretii-group is presented.A brief review of the ant taxa with Afrotropical affinities in southwestern region of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is given.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Plant Protection Department, College of Food and Agriculture Science, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

ABSTRACT
The ant genus Meranoplus is reported for the first time from the Arabian Peninsula (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia) by the new species M. pulcher sp. n., based on the worker caste. Specimens were collected from Al Sarawat and Asir Mountains of southwestern Kingdom of Saudi Arabia using pitfall traps. Meranoplus pulcher sp. n. is included in the Afrotropical M. magretii-group, with greatest similarity to M. magrettii André from Sudan. A key to the Afrotropical species of the M. magretii-group is presented. A brief review of the ant taxa with Afrotropical affinities in southwestern region of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is given.

Show MeSH

Related in: MedlinePlus

Antenna.
© Copyright Policy
Related In: Results  -  Collection

License
getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC4222904&req=5

pone-0111298-g003: Antenna.


First record of the myrmicine ant genus Meranoplus Smith, 1853 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from the Arabian Peninsula with description of a new species and notes on the zoogeography of southwestern Kingdom of [corrected] Saudi Arabia.

Sharaf MR, Al Dhafer HM, Aldawood AS - PLoS ONE (2014)

Antenna.
© Copyright Policy
Related In: Results  -  Collection

License
Show All Figures
getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC4222904&req=5

pone-0111298-g003: Antenna.
Bottom Line: Meranoplus pulcher sp. n. is included in the Afrotropical M. magretii-group, with greatest similarity to M. magrettii André from Sudan.A key to the Afrotropical species of the M. magretii-group is presented.A brief review of the ant taxa with Afrotropical affinities in southwestern region of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is given.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Plant Protection Department, College of Food and Agriculture Science, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

ABSTRACT
The ant genus Meranoplus is reported for the first time from the Arabian Peninsula (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia) by the new species M. pulcher sp. n., based on the worker caste. Specimens were collected from Al Sarawat and Asir Mountains of southwestern Kingdom of Saudi Arabia using pitfall traps. Meranoplus pulcher sp. n. is included in the Afrotropical M. magretii-group, with greatest similarity to M. magrettii André from Sudan. A key to the Afrotropical species of the M. magretii-group is presented. A brief review of the ant taxa with Afrotropical affinities in southwestern region of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is given.

Show MeSH
Related in: MedlinePlus