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Genus: Mycocepurus   Forel, 1893 


Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2015)

6 species

Mycocepurus Forel, 1893h PDF: 602 [as subgenus of Atta]. Type-species: Atta smithii, by subsequent designation of Wheeler, 1911g PDF: 167. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

[Mycocepurus Forel, 1893b PDF: 164, nomen nudum. Mycocepurus also described as new by Forel, 1893j PDF: 369.].
Mycocepurus in Myrmicinae, Attini: Emery, 1895l PDF: 770; Wheeler, 1910a: 141; Emery, 1913c PDF: 251; Emery, 1914e: 42; Forel, 1917 PDF: 247; Wheeler, 1922: 669; Emery, 1924f: 334; all subsequent authors.
Mycocepurus as genus: Wheeler, 1911g PDF: 167; Emery, 1913c PDF: 251; Forel, 1917 PDF: 247; Wheeler, 1922: 669; Emery, 1924f: 334; all subsequent authors.
[Mycetopurus Santschi, 1925b PDF: 17, incorrect subsequent spelling. (Perhaps a combination in error of Myceto(phylax) + (Mycoce)Mycocepurus purus: Bolton, 1995b: 36).].
Genus Mycocepurus references
Emery, 1924f: 334 (diagnosis, catalogue); Kempf, 1963b PDF: 417 (diagnosis, all species revision); Kempf, 1972b PDF: 146 (catalogue); Brandão, 1991 PDF: 358 (catalogue); Bolton, 1994: 105 (synoptic classification); Bolton, 1995a PDF: 1050 (census); Bolton, 1995b: 269 (catalogue); Mayhé-Nunes & Meneguete, 2000: 6 (all species key); Mackay, Maes, et al. 2004: 2 (North and Central America species key).

Taxon Page Images:

Inside the fungus garden of the asexual ant Mycocepurus smithii. Panama
Image © Alex Wild.


Neotropical Region: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Martinique, Mato Grosso do Sul, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela

Taxon Page Author History

On 2013-08-23 06:04:33 Zach Lieberman modified Images
On 2013-08-23 06:03:58 Zach Lieberman modified Images

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Mycocepurus   Kempf, W. W., 1963, A review of the ant genus Mycocepurus Forel, 1893 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Studia Entomologica (N. S.) 6, pp. 417-432: 418-419, (download) 418-419 4571
Mycocepurus   Forel, A., 1893, Formicides de l'Antille St. Vincent. Récoltées par Mons. H. H. Smith., Transactions of the Entomological Society of London 1893, pp. 333-418: 369, (download) 369 3948

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