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Genus: Brachymyrmex   Mayr, 1868 

Classification:

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

Extant: 44 valid species, 17 valid subspecies

Brachymyrmex Mayr, 1868b PDF: 163. Type-species: Brachymyrmex patagonicus, by monotypy. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Brachymyrmex in Camponotinae: Forel, 1878c PDF: 375 [Camponotidae]; Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 174.
Brachymyrmex in Formicinae, Dimorphomyrmecini: Emery, 1925d PDF: 40 [subtribe Brachymyrmecini]; Donisthorpe, 1943g: 628.
Genus Brachymyrmex references
Forel, 1878c PDF: 375 (diagnosis); André, 1882b: 214 (Europe & Algeria species); Cresson, 1887 PDF: 255 (U.S.A. catalogue); Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 174 (catalogue); Wheeler, 1922: 1036 (Malagasy catalogue); Santschi, 1923b PDF: 652 (diagnosis, all species key); Emery, 1925d PDF: 40 (diagnosis, catalogue); Emery, 1925d PDF: 43 (Brachymyrmex (Bryscha) diagnosis, catalogue); Creighton, 1950a PDF: 356 (North America species, review); Bernard, 1967a PDF: 279 (diagnosis); Kempf, 1972b PDF: 37 (Neotropical catalogue); Alayo, 1974 PDF: 26 (Cuba species key); Smith, 1979: 1424 (North America catalogue); Brandão, 1991 PDF: 331 (catalogue); Bolton, 1995a PDF: 1048 (census); Bolton, 1995b: 81 (catalogue); Quiran et al., 2004 PDF: 275 (diagnosis); Ortiz & Fernández, 2014 PDF: 13 (review of species with tumuliform metathoracic spiracles, key); Wilson et al., 2016 10.3897/JHR.50.8697 PDF: 81 (male genitalia); Cantone, 2017 PDF: 149 (brief male diagnosis)

Taxon Page Images:



Brachymyrmex patagonicus is a South American rover ant that is spreading rapidly across the southern and western United States. Here, workers of this tiny species are dwarfed by a small drop of honey. Tucson, Arizona, USA.
Image © Alex Wild.

Distribution:

   (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists)   Genus is native to: Nearctic, Neotropical bioregions (based on species list records).

Afrotropical Region: Cabo Verde, Mozambique, Tanzania
Australasia Region: New Caledonia, Solomon Islands
Malagasy Region: Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mayotte, Reunion, Seychelles, Tromelin Island
Nearctic Region: Canada, United States
Neotropical Region: Argentina, Bahamas, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Uruguay
Oceania Region: Hawaii, Samoa
Palearctic Region: Spain, Switzerland

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Brachymyrmex   Wild, A. L., 2007, A catalogue of the ants of Paraguay (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 1622, pp. 1-55: 27, (download) 27 21367
Brachymyrmex   Wild, A. L., 2007, A catalogue of the ants of Paraguay (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 1622, pp. 1-55: 27, (download) 27 21367
Brachymyrmex   Ward, P. S., 2005, A synoptic review of the ants of California (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 936, pp. 1-68: 28, (download) 28 21008


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