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Genus: Brachymyrmex   Mayr, 1868 


Classification:

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

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); Wilson, Smith-Herron & Cook, 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, Vanuatu
Malagasy Region: Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mayotte, Reunion, Seychelles
Nearctic Region: Canada, United States
Neotropical Region: Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, French Guiana, Galapagos Islands, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Martinique, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela
Oceania Region: French Polynesia, Guam, Hawaii, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Northern Mariana Islands, Samoa
Palearctic Region: Spain, Switzerland, Ukraine

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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