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Genus: Eciton   Latreille, 1804 


Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2017)

12 species, 17 subspecies

Eciton Latreille, 1804: 179. Type-species: Formica hamata, by subsequent designation of Shuckard, in Swainson & Shuckard, 1840: 173. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Genus Eciton references
Smith, 1858a PDF: 148 (diagnosis); Roger, 1863b: 36 (catalogue); Mayr, 1863a PDF: 408 (catalogue); Mayr, 1865 PDF: 17, 77 (diagnosis, all species key); Mayr, 1886a PDF: 115 (all species key); Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 1 (catalogue); Emery, 1900e: 176 (all species, males key); Emery, 1910b PDF: 17 (diagnosis, subgenera key, catalogue); Gallardo, 1920 PDF: 312 (Argentina species key); Borgmeier, 1955 PDF: 162, 175 (diagnosis, all species revision, key); Kempf, 1972b PDF: 101 (Neotropical catalogue); Watkins, 1976 PDF: 9 (all species key); Watkins, 1982 PDF: 209 (Mexico species key); Billen, 1986b: 170 (Dufour's gland); Brandão, 1991 PDF: 341 (catalogue); Bolton, 1995a PDF: 1049 (census); Bolton, 1995b: 184 (catalogue); Palacio, 1999: 151 (Colombia species key); Borowiec, 2016 10.3897/zookeys.608.9427 PDF: 129 (worker, male diagnosis)


Neotropical Region: Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Galapagos Islands, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Eciton   Smith, F., 1858, Catalogue of the hymenopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part VI. Formicidae., London: British Museum, pp. -1--1: 148, (download) 148 8127
Eciton   Forel, A., 1893, Formicides de l'Antille St. Vincent. Récoltées par Mons. H. H. Smith., Transactions of the Entomological Society of London 1893, pp. 333-418: 369, (download) 369 3948
Eciton   Jerdon, T. C., 1851, A catalogue of the species of ants found in southern India., Madras Journal of Literature and Science 17, pp. 103-127: 111, (download) 111 4764

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