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Genus: Calomyrmex   Mayr, 1861 

Classification:

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

Extant: 9 valid species, 5 valid subspecies

Colobopsis Mayr, 1861 PDF: 38. Type-species: Formica laevissima, by monotypy. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Calomyrmex in Formicinae, Camponotini: Wheeler, 1922: 700; Emery, 1925d PDF: 174; all subsequent authors except the following.
Genus Calomyrmex references
Emery, 1896j: 378 (catalogue); Emery, 1898a PDF: 227 (additions to 1896a catalogue); Emery, 1925d PDF: 174 (diagnosis, catalogue); Chapman & Capco, 1951 PDF: 220 (Asia checklist); Taylor & Brown, 1985: 108 (Australia catalogue); Taylor, 1987a PDF: 10 (Australia checklist); Bolton, 1994: 50 (synoptic classification); Bolton, 1995a PDF: 1048 (census); Bolton, 1995b: 82 (catalogue); Shattuck, 1999: 89 (Australia synopsis); Bolton, 2003 PDF: 112 (synopsis); Heterick, 2009 PDF: 60 (south-western Australia species key); Cantone, 2017 PDF: 151 (brief male diagnosis)

Taxon Page Images:



A colorful Calomyrmex laevissimus worker forages along a leaf in an Australian rainforest. Mungkan Kandju National Park, Queensland, Australia.
Image © Alex Wild.

Distribution:

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

Australasia Region: Australia, Papua New Guinea
Indomalaya Region: Indonesia


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