Pheidole acutidens (Santschi, 1922)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Bruchomyrma acutidens Santschi, 1922


Conservation Status


IUCN RedList status: Vulnerable



Argentina & Brazil


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Santschi, F. (1922). Description de nouvelles fourmis de l’Argentine et payslimitrophes. Anales de la Sociedad Cientifica Argentina 94: 241-262.


Other references:

Baillie, J. and Groombridge, B. (eds). (1996). 1996 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals. pp. 378. International Union for Conservation of Nature, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.

Bruch, C. (1931). Notas biologicas y sistematicas acerca de Bruchomyrma acutidens. Revista Museo de La Plata, Tomo XXXIII: 31-55.

Ferreira, A. Casadei, Martins, M. F. O. and Feitosa, R. M. (2016). Rediscovery of the morphologically remarkable social parasite Pheidole acutidens (Santschi, 1922), with the first records for Brazil. Sociobiology 63(4): 1069-1072.

Social Insects Specialist Group. (1996). Pheidole acutidens. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1996: e.T16906A6560754. Downloaded on 21 January 2017.

Wilson, E. O. (1984). Tropical social parasites in the ant genus Pheidole, with an analysis of the anatomical parasitic syndrome (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Insectes Sociaux 31: 316-334.

Wilson, E. O. (2003). Pheidole in the New World. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, USA.


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