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Genus: Allomerus   Mayr, 1878 


Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2016)

8 species

Allomerus Mayr, 1878 PDF: 873 . Type-species: Allomerus decemarticulatus, by subsequent designation of Wheeler, 1911g PDF: 158. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Genus Allomerus references
Dalla Torre, 1893Dalla Torre, K. W. 1893. Catalogus Hymenopterorum hucusque descriptorum systematicus et synonymicus. Vol. 7. Formicidae (Heterogyna). Leipzig: W. Engelmann, 289 pp. [1893] PDF 124002}: 78 (catalogue); Emery, 1922cEmery, C. 1922c. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Myrmicinae. [part]. Genera Insectorum 174B:95-206. [1922-09-02] PDF 124756: 188 (diagnosis, catalogue); Ettershank, 1966Ettershank, G. 1966. A generic revision of the world Myrmicinae related to Solenopsis and Pheidologeton (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Australian Journal of Zoology 14:73-171. [1966-02] PDF 124845: 111 (diagnosis, review of genus, checklist); Kempf, 1972bKempf, W. W. 1972b. Catálogo abreviado das formigas da região Neotropical. Studia Entomologica 15:3-344. [1972-08-25] PDF 126357: 18 (catalogue); Bolton, 1987Bolton, B. 1987. A review of the Solenopsis genus-group and revision of Afrotropical Monomorium Mayr (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History). Entomology 54:263-452. [1987-06-25] PDF 122832: 282 (review of genus); Brandão, 1991Brandão, C. R. F. 1991. Adendos ao catálogo abreviado das formigas da região Neotropical (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Revista Brasileira de Entomologia 35:319-412. [1991-08-31] PDF 122994: 324 (catalogue); Bolton, 1995aBolton, B. 1995a. A taxonomic and zoogeographical census of the extant ant taxa (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Journal of Natural History 29:1037-1056. [1995-08] PDF 122859: 1047 (census); Bolton, 1995bBolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. [1995-10] 122860: 61 (catalogue); Fernández, 2007AFernández, F. 2007A. The myrmicine ant genus Allomerus Mayr (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Caldasia 29:159-175. [2007-06-30] PDF 131259: 163 (all species revision, key).

Taxon Page Images:

The stem-hugging galleries of Allomerus octoarticulatus ants are made of fungal hyphae growing through a matrix of detritus. Jatun Sacha reserve, Napo, Ecuador.
Image © Alex Wild.


Neotropical Region: Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Venezuela

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On 2013-08-20 09:42:57 Zach Lieberman modified Images
On 2013-08-20 09:42:36 Zach Lieberman modified Images

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