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Genus: Leptomyrmex   Mayr, 1862 


Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2015)

Extant: 27 species

Fossil: 1 species

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

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, 1863b: 10 (catalogue); Mayr, 1863a PDF: 426 (catalogue); Mayr, 1865: 7 (diagnosis); Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF}: 162 (catalogue); Emery, 1913a PDF: 15 (diagnosis, catalogue); Wheeler, 1915e PDF: 264 (Australia species key); Wheeler, 1934c PDF: 80 (all species key); Chapman & Capco, 1951 PDF: 186 (Asia checklist); Taylor & Brown, 1985: 103 (Australia catalogue); Taylor, 1987a PDF: 35 (Australia, New Caledonia checklist); Brandão, 1991 PDF: 349 (catalogue); Shattuck, 1992c PDF: 106 (diagnosis, review of genus); Shattuck, 1994 PDF: 115 (catalogue); Bolton, 1995a PDF: 1050 (census); Bolton, 1995b: 234 (catalogue); Shattuck, 1999: 74 (Australia synopsis); Smith & Shattuck, 2009 PDF: 58 (micro-Leptomyrmex species key); Lucky & Ward, 2010 PDF: 1 (diagnosis, macro-Leptomyrmex species revision, keys).

Taxon Page Images:

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

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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