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Genus: Mycetophylax   Emery, 1913 

Classification:

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Extant: 21 valid species

Mycetophylax Emery, 1913c PDF: 251 [as subgenus of Cyphomyrmex]. Type-species: Myrmicocrypta brittoni (junior synonym of Cyphomyrmex conformis), by original designation. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Mycetophylax in Myrmicinae, Attini: Emery, 1913c PDF: 251; Emery, 1924f PDF: 343; all subsequent authors.
[Mycetopurus Santschi, 1925b PDF: 17, incorrect subsequent spelling. (Perhaps a combination in error of Myceto(phylax) + (Mycoce)Mycetophylax purus: Bolton, 1995b: 36).].
Genus Mycetophylax references
Santschi, 1922c PDF: 357 (species key); Emery, 1924f PDF: 343 (diagnosis, catalogue); Kempf, 1972b PDF: 145 (catalogue); Brandão, 1991 PDF: 357 (catalogue); Bolton, 1994: 105 (synoptic classification); Bolton, 1995a PDF: 1050 (census); Bolton, 1995b: 268 (catalogue); Klingenberg & Brandão, 2009 PDF: 7 (diagnosis, key to species); Sosa-Calvo et al., 2017 e0176498 PDF (phylogeny, genus redefinition); Cantone, 2017 PDF: 214 (brief male diagnosis)

Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Costa Rica, French Guiana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Neotropical
  Native biogeographic regions (according to species list records):
    Neotropical

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Mycetophylax   Klingenberg, C. & Brandão, C. R. F., 2009, Revision of the fungus-growing ant genera Mycetophylax Emery and Paramycetophylax Kusnezov rev. stat., and description of Kalathomyrmex n. gen. (Formicidae: Myrmicinae: Attini)., Zootaxa 2052, pp. 1-31: 4-5, (download) 4-5 22676
Mycetophylax   Klingenberg, C. & Brandão, C. R. F., 2009, Revision of the fungus-growing ant genera Mycetophylax Emery and Paramycetophylax Kusnezov rev. stat., and description of Kalathomyrmex n. gen. (Formicidae: Myrmicinae: Attini)., Zootaxa 2052, pp. 1-31: 5-7, (download) 5-7 22676


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