Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)
Extant: 2 valid species
Taxon Page Images:
in their subterranean fungus garden. The fungus- a white stringy material- grows between the bits of debris fed to it by the ants. The ants then feed from the fungus- a true agricultural system. Smithville, Texas, USA.
Image © Alex Wild
Distribution: Geographic regions
(According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists): Americas: Brazil
, Costa Rica
, United States Biogeographic regions
(According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists): Nearctic
, Neotropical Native biogeographic regions
(according to species list records): Nearctic
Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)
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