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Genus: Polyergus   Latreille, 1804 


Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2015)

14 species

Polyergus Latreille, 1804: 179 . Type-species: Formica rufescens, by monotypy. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Genus Polyergus references
Mayr, 1855 PDF: 383 (diagnosis); Roger, 1863b: 12 (catalogue); Mayr, 1863a PDF: 443 (catalogue); Mayr, 1865: 8 (diagnosis); Forel, 1878c PDF: 373 (diagnosis); André, 1882b: 162 (Europe & Algeria species); Cresson, 1887 PDF: 255 (U.S.A. catalogue); Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF}: 214 (catalogue); Emery, 1925d PDF: 267 (diagnosis, catalogue); Buren, 1944a PDF: 310 (U.S.A., Iowa species key); Smith, 1947g PDF: 152 (U.S.A. species key); Creighton, 1950a PDF: 556 (North America species key); Chapman & Capco, 1951 PDF: 203 (Asia checklist); Gregg, 1963: 632 (U.S.A., Colorado species key); Wheeler & Wheeler, 1963: 274 (U.S.A., North Dakota species key); Bernard, 1967a PDF: 329 (diagnosis); Wheeler, 1968 PDF: 156 (Nearctic species, male genitalia); Smith, 1979: 1466 (North America catalogue); Wheeler & Wheeler, 1986g PDF: 95 (U.S.A., Nevada species key); Kupyanskaya, 1990a: 207 (Far Eastern Russia species key); Agosti, 1994b PDF: 109 (diagnosis, review of genus); Bolton, 1994: 50 (synoptic classification); Bolton, 1995a PDF: 1052 (census); Bolton, 1995b: 342 (catalogue); Kupyanskaya, 1995: 361 (Far Eastern Russia species key); Mackay & MacKay, 2002 PDF: 359 (U.S.A., New Mexico species key); Bolton, 2003 PDF: 129 (synopsis); Trager, 2013 PDF (global revision, diagnosis, key to species, natural history)

Taxon Page Images:

A queen Polyergus mexicanus with a host Formica argentea worker. Sagehen Creek, California, USA.
Image © Alex Wild.

Taxon Page Author History

On 2013-11-13 12:00:03 brian fisher modified Images
On 2013-11-13 11:56:03 brian fisher modified Images
On 2013-08-23 09:00:41 Zach Lieberman modified Images

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Polyergus   Jerdon, T. C., 1851, A catalogue of the species of ants found in southern India., Madras Journal of Literature and Science 17, pp. 103-127: 103, (download) 103 4764
Polyergus   Collingwood, C. A., 1979, The Formicidae (Hymenoptera) of Fennoscandia and Denmark., Fauna Entomologica Scandinavica 8, pp. 1-174: 155, (download) 155 6175
Polyergus   Ward, P. S., 2005, A synoptic review of the ants of California (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 936, pp. 1-68: 30, (download) 30 21008

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