Papéis Avulsos de Zoologia (São Paulo)
versão impressa ISSN 0031-1049
KLINGENBERG, Christiana e BRANDAO, Carlos Roberto F.. The type specimens of fungus growing ants, Attini (Hymenoptera, Formicidae, Myrmicinae) deposited in the Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil. Pap. Avulsos Zool. (São Paulo) [online]. 2005, vol.45, n.4, pp. 41-50. ISSN 0031-1049. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0031-10492005000400001.
We present here a list of the Attini type material deposited in the Formicidae collection of the Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de São Paulo (MZSP), Brazil. In total, the Attini (fungus-growing and leaf-cutting ants) collection includes types of 105 nominal species, of which 74 are still valid, whereas 31 are considered synonyms. The majority of the types in the MZSP collection are syntypes (74), but in the collection there are 4 species represented only by holotypes, 12 by holotypes and paratypes, 13 species only by paratypes, and 2 species by the lectotype and one paralectotype as well. All holotypes and paratypes refer to valid species. The aim of this type list is to facilitate consultation and to encourage further revisionary studies of the Attini genera.
Palavras-chave : Insects; Hymenoptera; Myrmicinae; Attini; types; MZSP.