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Genus: Leptomyrmex   Mayr, 1862 


Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2016)

Extant: 27 species

Fossil: 1 species

Leptomyrmex Mayr, 1862 PDF: 652 (diagnosis in key), 695 . Type-species: Formica erythrocephala, by monotypy. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Leptomyrmex in Dolichoderidae: Ashmead, 1905c PDF: 384.
Leptomyrmex in Dolichoderinae, Leptomyrmecini: Emery, 1913a PDF: 15 [Leptomyrmicini]; Wheeler, 1915e PDF: 262 [Leptomyrmicii]; Forel, 1917 PDF: 247; Wheeler, 1922: 688; all subsequent authors except the above; then Ward, Brady, et al. 2010: 362.
Genus Leptomyrmex references
Roger, 1863bRoger, J. 1863b. Verzeichniss der Formiciden-Gattungen und Arten. Berliner Entomologische Zeitschrift 7(Beilage):1-65. [1863-06] 128094: 10 (catalogue); Mayr, 1863aMayr, G. 1863a. Formicidarum index synonymicus. Verhandlungen der Kaiserlich-Königlichen Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien 13:385-460. [1863] PDF 127213: 426 (catalogue); Mayr, 1865Mayr, G. 1865. Formicidae. In: Novara Expedition 1865. Reise der Österreichischen Fregatte "Novara" um die Erde in den Jahren 1857, 1858, 1859. Zoologischer Theil. Bd. II. Abt. 1. Wien: K. Gerold's Sohn, 119 pp. [1865-12-14] PDF 127193: 7 (diagnosis); Dalla Torre, 1893Dalla Torre, K. W. 1893. Catalogus Hymenopterorum hucusque descriptorum systematicus et synonymicus. Vol. 7. Formicidae (Heterogyna). Leipzig: W. Engelmann, 289 pp. [1893] PDF 124002}: 162 (catalogue); Emery, 1913aEmery, C. 1913a ("1912"). Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Dolichoderinae. Genera Insectorum 137:1-50. [1913-03-08] PDF 124711: 15 (diagnosis, catalogue); Wheeler, 1915eWheeler, W. M. 1915e. The Australian honey-ants of the genus Leptomyrmex Mayr. Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences 51:255-286. [1915-11] PDF 130092: 264 (Australia species key); Wheeler, 1934cWheeler, W. M. 1934c. A second revision of the ants of the genus Leptomyrmex Mayr. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 77:69-118. [1934-06] PDF 130252: 80 (all species key); Chapman & Capco, 1951Chapman, J. W.; Capco, S. R. 1951. Check list of the ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Asia. Monographs of the Institute of Science and Technology. Manila 1:1-327. [1951] PDF 123583: 186 (Asia checklist); Taylor & Brown, 1985Taylor, R. W.; Brown, D. R. 1985. Formicoidea. Zoological Catalogue of Australia 2:1-149, 306-348. [1985] 129218: 103 (Australia catalogue); Taylor, 1987aTaylor, R. W. 1987a. A checklist of the ants of Australia, New Caledonia and New Zealand (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization) Division of Entomology Report 41:1-92. [1987-06] PDF 129202: 35 (Australia, New Caledonia checklist); Brandão, 1991Brandão, C. R. F. 1991. Adendos ao catálogo abreviado das formigas da região Neotropical (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Revista Brasileira de Entomologia 35:319-412. [1991-08-31] PDF 122994: 349 (catalogue); Shattuck, 1992cShattuck, S. O. 1992c. Generic revision of the ant subfamily Dolichoderinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Sociobiology 21:1-181. [1992] PDF 128605: 106 (diagnosis, review of genus); Shattuck, 1994Shattuck, S. O. 1994. Taxonomic catalog of the ant subfamilies Aneuretinae and Dolichoderinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). University of California Publications in Entomology 112:i-xix, 1-241. [1994-01] PDF 128601: 115 (catalogue); Bolton, 1995aBolton, B. 1995a. A taxonomic and zoogeographical census of the extant ant taxa (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Journal of Natural History 29:1037-1056. [1995-08] PDF 122859: 1050 (census); Bolton, 1995bBolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. [1995-10] 122860: 234 (catalogue); Shattuck, 1999Shattuck, S. O. 1999. Australian ants. Their biology and identification. Collingwood, Victoria: CSIRO Publishing, xi + 226 pp. [1999-01] 132308: 74 (Australia synopsis); Smith & Shattuck, 2009Smith, D. J.; Shattuck, S. 2009. Six new, unusually small ants of the genus Leptomyrmex (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Zootaxa 2142:57-68. [2009-06-26] PDF 132353: 58 (micro-Leptomyrmex species key); Lucky & Ward, 2010Lucky, A.; Ward, P. S. 2010. Taxonomic revision of the ant genus Leptomyrmex Mayr (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Zootaxa 2688:1-67. [2010-11-25] PDF 132728: 1 (diagnosis, macro-Leptomyrmex species revision, keys).

Taxon Page Images:

Leptomyrmex ruficeps spider ant. Cape Tribulation, Queensland, Australia.
Image © Alex Wild.


Australian Region: Australia, New Caledonia, New Guinea, Queensland
Pacific Islands Region: Indonesia
South East Asia Region: Philippines

Taxon Page Author History

On 2013-08-22 07:39:09 Zach Lieberman modified Images
On 2013-08-22 07:38:50 Zach Lieberman modified Images

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Leptomyrmex   Andre, E., 1887, Description de quelques fourmis nouvelles ou imparfaitement connues., Revista de Entomologia 6, pp. 280-298: 289, (download) 289 6877
Leptomyrmex   André, E, 1887, Description de quelques fourmis nouvelles ou imparfaitement connues., Revue d'Entomologie (Caen) 6, pp. 280-298: 289, (download) 289 6877
Leptomyrmex n. g.  Mayr, G., 1862, Myrmecologische Studien., Verhandlungen der Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien 12, pp. 649-776: 695, (download) 695 4445

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