Ecological Archives M080-003-A2

Rogério R. Silva and Carlos Roberto F. Brandão. 2010. Morphological patterns and community organization in leaf-litter ant assemblages. Ecological Monographs 80:107–124.

Appendix B. Mean of linear measurements in millimeters, representing morphological traits for each leaf-litter ant species collected in four Atlantic forest localities, according to guild classification used for co-occurrence analysis (guild proportionality tests).

TABLE B1. Mean of linear measurements in millimeters, representing morphological traits for each leaf-litter ant species collected in four Atlantic forest localities, according to guild classification used for co-occurrence analysis (guild proportionality tests). N = number of specimens measured for each species; Guilds: 1 = Large epigaeic generalist predators, 2 = Medium-size epigaeic generalist predators, 3 = Medium-size hypogaeic generalist predators, 4 = Hypogaeic generalist predators with vestigial eyes, 5 = Specialists predators living in the soil superficial layers, 6 = Generalist species, 7 = Dacetini predators, 8 = Small-size hypogaeic foragers, 9 = Litter nesting fungus-growers. Morphological variables are as follows: WL = mesosoma length, PeL = petiole length, PeH = petiole height, PeW = petiole width, PW = pronotum width, FL = hind femur length, TL = hind tibia length, ID = interocular distance, EL = eye length, EW = eye width, DEM = distance of the eye to the mandible insertion, HW = head width, HL = head length, CL = clypeus length, MW = mandible width, MG = mandible gap width, ML = mandible length, SL = scape length.

 

 

Measurements (mm)

Guild 1

N

WL

PeL

PeH

PeW

PW

FL

TL

ID

EL

EW

DEM

HW

HL

CL

MW

MG

ML

SL

Anochetus altisquamis

6

1.30

0.23

0.53

0.28

0.59

0.87

0.75

1.00

0.17

0.13

0.41

0.96

0.91

0.17

0.13

0.32

0.63

0.84

Ectatomma edentatum

6

2.16

0.47

0.80

0.61

0.86

1.73

1.35

1.14

0.33

0.27

0.68

1.10

1.31

0.45

0.65

0.99

0.94

1.29

Odontomachus affinis

3

2.95

0.54

0.87

0.47

0.91

2.65

2.07

1.58

0.49

0.33

0.74

1.49

2.32

0.43

0.27

0.57

1.47

2.29

Odontomachus chelifer

2

3.25

0.67

0.93

0.46

0.95

3.03

2.30

1.57

0.51

0.33

0.78

1.80

2.58

0.42

0.25

0.61

1.63

2.53

Odontomachus meinerti

6

1.79

0.37

0.67

0.34

0.65

1.48

1.16

1.10

0.30

0.21

0.47

1.21

1.53

0.29

0.18

0.37

0.92

1.38

Pachycondyla bucki

20

1.66

0.40

0.86

0.69

0.78

1.16

0.93

0.87

0.21

0.17

0.23

0.89

1.04

0.36

0.47

0.66

0.63

0.98

Pachycondyla harpax

6

2.13

0.59

1.18

1.21

1.07

1.34

1.08

1.44

0.32

0.25

0.21

1.39

1.42

0.35

0.70

1.15

0.97

1.14

Pachycondyla pr. harpax

6

2.27

0.65

1.29

1.22

1.15

1.46

1.16

1.50

0.32

0.28

0.22

1.48

1.51

0.41

0.72

1.21

1.08

1.22

Pachycondyla striata

5

3.04

0.83

1.58

1.36

1.41

2.33

1.83

1.87

0.47

0.39

0.43

1.93

2.08

0.47

0.96

1.53

1.52

1.91

Guild 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basiceros convexiceps

1

1.77

0.76

0.40

0.37

0.83

1.23

0.96

0.93

0.17

0.13

0.51

1.23

1.23

0.42

0.24

0.57

0.57

0.85

Basiceros disciger

6

1.38

0.54

0.32

0.26

0.53

0.94

0.70

0.83

0.11

0.09

0.45

1.08

1.15

0.37

0.25

0.46

0.42

0.72

Gnamptogenys rastrata

11

1.20

0.33

0.37

0.38

0.54

0.73

0.58

0.67

0.15

0.11

0.23

0.76

0.75

0.22

0.16

0.64

0.64

0.65

Gnamptogenys striatula

6

1.54

0.42

0.51

0.44

0.61

1.21

0.87

0.77

0.18

0.14

0.43

0.90

1.04

0.36

0.32

0.66

0.59

1.03

Gnamptogenys pr. striatula sp.1

6

1.36

0.37

0.49

0.43

0.56

1.06

0.77

0.72

0.16

0.12

0.39

0.82

0.97

0.33

0.32

0.61

0.54

0.90

Gnamptogenys pr. striatula sp.2

6

1.39

0.37

0.44

0.42

0.57

1.08

0.79

0.73

0.16

0.12

0.40

0.83

1.00

0.34

0.30

0.63

0.56

0.90

Heteroponera dentinodis

6

1.18

0.36

0.50

0.43

0.57

0.71

0.57

0.70

0.20

0.16

0.37

0.81

0.92

0.31

0.29

0.68

0.48

0.54

Heteroponera mayri

6

0.98

0.30

0.39

0.34

0.47

0.57

0.46

0.56

0.17

0.13

0.30

0.66

0.73

0.24

0.25

0.51

0.37

0.45

Heteroponera dolo

2

1.46

0.41

0.57

0.57

0.71

0.87

0.72

0.84

0.19

0.16

0.43

0.99

1.10

0.31

0.40

0.78

0.61

0.62

Hylomyrma reitteri

10

1.22

0.46

0.25

0.23

0.56

0.86

0.65

0.86

0.22

0.13

0.13

0.95

0.96

0.33

0.21

0.83

0.66

0.62

Megalomyrmex drifti

6

0.78

0.28

0.26

0.21

0.30

0.54

0.38

0.41

0.14

0.10

0.11

0.49

0.60

0.17

0.10

0.42

0.32

0.53

Megalomyrmex goeldii

6

0.88

0.36

0.30

0.21

0.38

0.69

0.53

0.53

0.08

0.07

0.18

0.59

0.70

0.22

0.11

0.51

0.40

0.63

Megalomyrmex silvestrii

2

1.17

0.47

0.38

0.26

0.50

1.01

0.75

0.44

0.21

0.17

0.17

0.59

0.78

0.25

0.16

0.58

0.45

0.95

Pheidole sp.18

5

1.17

0.43

0.36

0.26

0.50

0.97

0.75

0.67

0.16

0.11

0.20

0.77

0.85

0.29

0.28

0.63

0.47

0.86

Solenopsis sp.10

5

1.11

0.35

0.33

0.27

0.45

0.91

0.73

0.71

0.14

0.10

0.22

0.80

0.84

0.31

0.16

0.65

0.46

0.73

Solenopsis sp.11

4

1.14

0.40

0.32

0.26

0.43

0.95

0.74

0.70

0.11

0.08

0.24

0.80

0.83

0.27

0.13

0.61

0.44

0.76

Guild 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gnamptogenys sp.4

1

1.60

0.47

0.50

0.53

0.70

0.87

0.76

0.94

0.11

0.08

0.38

0.98

1.17

0.34

0.21

0.98

0.85

0.60

Hypoponera sp.2

30

1.54

0.37

0.70

0.48

0.55

1.08

0.84

0.75

0.10

0.07

0.25

0.86

0.99

0.24

0.32

0.62

0.57

1.02

Hypoponera sp.3

4

1.86

0.51

0.78

0.61

0.78

1.09

0.85

1.01

0.09

0.07

0.26

1.17

1.21

0.26

0.40

0.88

0.80

0.95

Hypoponera sp.5

1

1.74

0.47

0.66

0.55

0.76

1.00

0.83

0.91

0.08

0.08

0.26

1.04

1.13

0.25

0.40

0.66

0.76

0.93

Hypoponera sp.6

1

1.51

0.38

0.66

0.45

0.51

0.98

0.79

0.68

0.08

0.06

0.25

0.81

0.94

0.23

0.34

0.66

0.57

0.94

Hypoponera sp.13

5

1.19

0.34

0.56

0.41

0.49

0.71

0.59

0.59

0.10

0.07

0.16

0.69

0.80

0.17

0.27

0.54

0.50

0.66

Hypoponera sp.15

2

0.99

0.26

0.47

0.33

0.40

0.62

0.51

0.55

0.08

0.06

0.16

0.59

0.71

0.16

0.24

0.51

0.46

0.56

Pachycondyla ferruginea

6

1.71

0.45

0.80

0.79

0.71

0.94

0.77

0.98

0.15

0.12

0.15

1.10

1.18

0.15

0.44

0.91

0.76

0.82

Pachycondyla stigma

4

1.23

0.34

0.58

0.50

0.57

0.71

0.59

0.74

0.08

0.07

0.14

0.83

0.88

0.13

0.30

0.65

0.57

0.66

Rogeria sp.1

1

0.85

0.38

0.24

0.18

0.38

0.58

0.42

0.60

0.06

0.04

0.17

0.66

0.74

0.20

0.25

0.53

0.39

0.48

Rogeria sp.2

4

0.64

0.28

0.21

0.18

0.38

0.42

0.30

0.49

0.04

0.04

0.17

0.53

0.60

0.17

0.24

0.43

0.28

0.36

Guild 4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hypoponera sp.7

1

1.42

0.34

0.55

0.42

0.45

0.81

0.76

0.66

0.04

0.02

0.23

0.72

0.83

0.19

0.26

0.62

0.57

0.76

Hypoponera sp.8

9

1.00

0.28

0.45

0.36

0.40

0.61

0.50

0.55

0.02

0.02

0.16

0.60

0.66

0.14

0.21

0.44

0.38

0.58

Hypoponera sp.9

5

1.00

0.28

0.45

0.38

0.43

0.62

0.53

0.54

0.03

0.02

0.15

0.62

0.70

0.15

0.24

0.46

0.45

0.60

Hypoponera sp.10

4

1.24

0.39

0.61

0.43

0.49

0.70

0.62

0.65

0.04

0.02

0.16

0.76