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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

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
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