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Genus: Lasiophanes   Emery, 1895 


Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

Extant: 6 valid species

Lasiophanes Emery, 1895k PDF: 16 [as subgenus of Melophorus]. Type-species: Formica nigriventris (junior primary homonym in Formica; Formica atriventris is first available replacement name), by subsequent designation of Wheeler, 1911g PDF: 165. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Lasiophanes in Camponotinae, Melophorini: Forel, 1917 PDF: 248.
Lasiophanes as genus: Wheeler, 1922: 695; Wheeler, 1935c PDF: 71; Kusnezov, 1952e PDF: 90; Kusnezov, 1956a PDF: 31; Kempf, 1972b PDF: 128; Snelling & Hunt, 1975 PDF: 104; all subsequent authors.
Genus Lasiophanes references
Emery, 1922g: 91 (species key); Emery, 1925d PDF: 12 (Melophorus (Lasiophanes) diagnosis, catalogue); Kusnezov, 1956a PDF: 31 (Argentina species key); Kempf, 1972b PDF: 128 (catalogue); Snelling & Hunt, 1975 PDF: 104 (all species key); Bolton, 1994: 50 (synoptic classification); Bolton, 1995a PDF: 1050 (census); Bolton, 1995b: 220 (catalogue); Cantone, 2017 PDF: 158 (brief male diagnosis)


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

Neotropical Region: Argentina, Chile

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