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Genus: Ocymyrmex   Emery, 1886 


Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

Extant: 34 valid species

Ocymyrmex Emery, 1886b PDF: 364. Type-species: Ocymyrmex barbiger, by monotypy. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Ocymyrmex in Myrmicinae, Ocymyrmecini: Emery, 1914e: 41; Arnold, 1916 PDF: 194; Forel, 1917 PDF: 245; Wheeler, 1922: 664; Emery, 1924f PDF: 270; all subsequent authors to the following.
Genus Ocymyrmex references
Emery, 1892: 116 (all species key); Arnold, 1916 PDF: 194 (diagnosis, South Africa species key); Wheeler, 1922: 891 (catalogue); Emery, 1924f PDF: 270 (diagnosis, catalogue); Bolton, 1981b PDF: 260 (diagnosis, all species revision, key); Bolton & Marsh, 1989 PDF: 1267 (diagnosis, revised key); Bolton, 1995a PDF: 1051 (census); Bolton, 1995b: 294 (catalogue); Cantone, 2017 PDF: 222 (brief male diagnosis)


   (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists)   Genus is native to: Afrotropical bioregion (based on species list records).

Afrotropical Region: Angola, Botswana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Namibia, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Nearctic Region: United States

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Ocymyrmex n. gen  Emery, C., 1886, Alcune formiche africane., Bollettino della Societa Entomologica Italiana 18, pp. 355-366: 364, (download) 364 3744
Ocymyrmex   Bolton, B., 1981, A revision of six minor genera of Myrmicinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in the Ethiopian zoogeographical region., Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) Entomology 43, pp. 245-307: 260-262, (download) 260-262 6438

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