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Genus: Anoplolepis   Santschi, 1914 

Classification:

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

Extant: 9 valid species, 5 valid subspecies

Anoplolepis Santschi, 1914b: 123 [as subgenus of Plagiolepis]. Type-species: Formica longipes (junior primary homonym in Formica; Formica gracilipes first available replacement name: Bolton, 1995b: 67), by monotypy. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Anoplolepis in Formicinae [part in Oecophylla genus group, part in Pseudolasius genus group]: Agosti, 1991 PDF: 295, 296.
Anoplolepis as genus: Emery, 1925d PDF: 16; Santschi, 1926a PDF: 13; all subsequent authors.
Genus Anoplolepis references
Arnold, 1922 PDF: 593 (South Africa, species); Wheeler, 1922: 931, 1036 (Afrotropical, Malagasy catalogues); Emery, 1925d PDF: 16 (diagnosis, catalogue); Santschi, 1926a PDF: 13 (subgenera diagnoses); Santschi, 1937g PDF: 83 (subgenera key); Chapman & Capco, 1951 PDF: 213 (Asia checklist); Kempf, 1972b PDF: 22 (Neotropical catalogue); Prins, 1982 PDF: 235 (South Africa Anoplolepis (Zealleyella) partial revision, key); Taylor & Brown, 1985: 108 (Australia catalogue); Dlussky & Fedoseeva, 1988: 77 (synoptic classification); Bolton, 1994: 51 (synoptic classification); Bolton, 1995a PDF: 1048 (census); Bolton, 1995b: 66 (catalogue); Collingwood & Agosti, 1996 PDF: 362 (Saudi Arabia species key); Shattuck, 1999: 88 (Australia synopsis); Bolton, 2003 PDF: 267 (genus diagnosis); Cantone, 2017 PDF: 148 (brief male diagnosis)

Distribution:

   (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists)   Genus is native to: Afrotropical bioregion (based on species list records).

Afrotropical Region: Botswana, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Somalia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Australasia Region: Australia, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu
Indomalaya Region: Brunei, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand
Malagasy Region: Mauritius, Reunion, Seychelles
Neotropical Region: Mexico
Oceania Region: Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam, Hawaii, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Samoa, Wallis and Futuna
Palearctic Region: China, Japan, United Kingdom, Yemen

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Anoplolepis   Santschi, F., 1926, Trois notes myrmécologiques., Annales de la Société Entomologique de France 95, pp. 13-28: 13, (download) 13 3616
Plagiolepis   Santschi, F., 1926, Trois notes myrmécologiques., Annales de la Société Entomologique de France 95, pp. 13-28: 13, (download) 13 3616
Anoplolepis   Santschi, F., 1926, Trois notes myrmécologiques., Annales de la Société Entomologique de France 95, pp. 13-28: 13, (download) 13 3616
Anoplolepis   Santschi, F., 1914, Formicidae., Voyage de Ch. Alluaud et R. Jeannel en Afrique Orientale (1911 - 1912). Résultats scientifiques. Hyménoptères 2, pp. 41-148: 123, (download) 123 8111


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