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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.

Taxon Page Author History

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