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Genus: Brachymyrmex   Mayr, 1868 


Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2015)

44 species, 17 subspecies

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

Taxonomic history

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: 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, Martínez & Bachmann, 2004 PDF: 275 (diagnosis); Ortiz & Fernández, 2014 PDF: 13 (review of species with tumuliform metathoracic spiracles, key).

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.


African Region: Macaronesia, Tanzania
Australian Region: New Caledonia, Solomon Islands
Eurasian Region: Switzerland, Ukraine
Malagasy Region: Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mayotte, Reunion, Seychelles
Nearctic Region: Alabama, Alberta, Arizona, Arkansas, Baja California, British Columbia, California, Canada, Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia
Neotropical Region: Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, French Guiana, Galapagos Islands, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Martinique, Mato Grosso do Sul, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela
Pacific Islands Region: French Polynesia, Guam, Hawaii, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Northern Mariana Islands, Samoa, Vanuatu

Taxon Page Author History

On 2013-08-22 03:34:43 Zach Lieberman modified Images
On 2013-08-22 03:34:07 Zach Lieberman modified Images

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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