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Data from: Taxonomic revision of Stigmatomma Roger (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in the Malagasy region

Citation

Esteves, Flavia A.; Fisher, Brian L. (2017), Data from: Taxonomic revision of Stigmatomma Roger (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in the Malagasy region, Dryad, Dataset, https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.m7340

Abstract

In this study we present the first taxonomic revision of the ant genus Stigmatomma in the Malagasy biogeographic region, re­describe the previously known S. besucheti Baroni-Urbani, and describe seven new species to science (S. bolabola sp. n., S. irayhady sp. n., S. janovitsika sp. n., S. liebe sp. n., S. roahady sp. n., S. sakalava sp. n., and S. tsyhady sp. n.). The revision is based on the worker caste, but we provide brief descriptions of gynes and males for some species. Species descriptions, diagnosis, character discussion, identification key, and glossary are illustrated with 360 high-quality montage and SEM images. The distribution of Stigmatomma species in Madagascar are mapped and discussed within the context of the island’s biomes and ecoregions. We also discuss how some morphometric variables describe the differences among the species in the bioregion. Open science is supported by providing access to R scripts, raw measurement data, and all specimen data used. All specimens used in this study were given unique identifies, and holotypes were imaged. Specimens and images are made accessible on AntWeb.org.

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Seychelles
Madagascar