last update:
May.2007

 

Alex Wild 

Research

Systematics of New World Pachycondyla


Pachycondyla (Neoponera) verenae
Paraguay

Pachycondyla marginata
Paraguay

Pachycondyla is a diverse and heterogenous assemblage of ponerine ants found in tropical and subtropical regions worldwide.  My taxonomic work in Pachycondyla is limited in scope to a few species-level taxonomic problems that I encountered while cataloguing the Paraguayan ant fauna.  Bill MacKay (University of Texas, El Paso) is currently giving the New World species a more comprehensive treatment.

Publications:

Wild, A. L. 2005. Taxonomic revision of the Pachycondyla apicalis species complex  (Hymenoptera: Formicidae).  Zootaxa 834: 1-25. [pdf available on request]

Wild, A. L. 2003 (2002). The genus Pachycondyla (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Paraguay. Boletín del Museo Nacional de Historia Natural del Paraguay 14: 1-18.  [download PDF]


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