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[42] A. altisquamis HNS

is a short, thickset species occurring in wet coastal and montane forests in SE Brazil and N Argentina. The SW limit of the range appears to fall in the Andean foothills W and SW of Tucumán . I took it there at Horco Molle and Cerro San Xavier in 1967, under stones in wet myrtaceous forest. A male taken separately at Horco Molle by L. Stange 3-10 April 1966, now in MCZ (figs. 62, 63) is almost certainly correctly associated with the female castes, since no other Anochetus HNS species has been found in the area.

The workers of A. altisquamis HNS have the subapical mandibular tooth rather short and thick, and it is sometimes worn down to a subtruncate condition somewhat resembling that of A. orchidicola HNS . A detailed listing of localities is given by Kempf and Lenko (1976).


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