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Genus: Proformica   Ruzsky, 1902 


Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2016)

25 species, 3 subspecies

Proformica Ruzsky, 1902d: 13 [as subgenus of Formica]. Type-species: Formica nasuta, by monotypy. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

[Proformica also described as new by Ruzsky, 1903b PDF: 303.].
Proformica in Camponotinae, Formicini: Forel, 1917 PDF: 250.
Proformica in Formicinae, Formicini: Bondroit, 1918 PDF: 40; Wheeler, 1922: 699; Emery, 1925d PDF: 242; all subsequent authors except the following.
Proformica as genus: Bondroit, 1918 PDF: 40; Kuznetsov-Ugamsky, 1927b PDF: 26; Kuznetsov-Ugamsky, 1928a PDF: 7; subsequent authors except the above.
Genus Proformica references
Emery, 1925dEmery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183:1-302. [1925-12-31] PDF 124775: 242 (Formica (Proformica) diagnosis, catalogue); Kuznetsov-Ugamsky, 1927bKuznetsov-Ugamsky, N. N. 1927b. Zur Kenntnis der Gattung Proformica Ruzsky. Societas Entomologica. Stuttgart 42:26-28. [1927-06-01] PDF 126755: 28 (Turkestan species key); Kuznetsov-Ugamsky, 1928aKuznetsov-Ugamsky, N. N. 1928a. Beiträge zur Ameisenfauna Mittelasiens. I. Die Gattung Proformica, Ruzsky 1903. Zoologischer Anzeiger 75:7-23. [1928-01-02] PDF 126760: 7 (central Asia species key); Bernard, 1967aBernard, F. 1967a ("1968"). Faune de l'Europe et du Bassin Méditerranéen. 3. Les fourmis (Hymenoptera Formicidae) d'Europe occidentale et septentrionale. Paris: Masson, 411 pp. [1967-11] PDF 122660: 282 (diagnosis, Western Europe species key); Dlussky, 1969aDlussky, G. M. 1969a. Ants of the genus Proformica Ruzs. of the USSR and contiguous countries (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). [In Russian.]. Zoologicheskii Zhurnal 48:218-232. [1969-02] PDF 124139: 231 (Russia and contiguous countries, key); Tarbinsky, 1976Tarbinsky, Y. S. 1976. The ants of Kirghizia. [In Russian.]. Frunze: Ilim, 217 pp. [1976-06-04>] PDF 129149: 165 (Kyrghyzstan species key); Collingwood, 1978Collingwood, C. A. 1978. A provisional list of Iberian Formicidae with a key to the worker caste (Hym. Aculeata). EOS. Revista Española de Entomología 52:65-95. [1978-05-10] PDF 123763: 92 (Iberian Peninsula species key); Agosti & Collingwood, 1987bAgosti, D.; Collingwood, C. A. 1987b. A provisional list of the Balkan ants (Hym. Formicidae) with a key to the worker caste. II. Key to the worker caste, including the European species without the Iberian. Mitteilungen der Schweizerischen Entomologischen Gesellschaft 60:261-293. [1987-12-15] PDF 122149: 287 (Balkans species key); Atanasov & Dlussky, 1992: 287 (Bulgaria species key); Agosti, 1994bAgosti, D. 1994b. The phylogeny of the ant tribe Formicini (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) with the description of a new genus. Systematic Entomology 19:93-117. [1994-08-01] PDF 122144: 112 (diagnosis, review of genus); Radchenko, 1994bRadchenko, A. G. 1994b. Identification table for the ants (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) of southern Siberia. [In Russian.]. Pp. 95-118 in: Kotenko, A. G. (ed.) 1994. Hymenopterous insects of Siberia and the Far East. [In Russian.]. Trudy Zapovednika "Daurskii" 3:1-147. [1994-06-10>] 127961: 115 (South Siberia species key); Arakelian, 1994Arakelian, G. R. 1994. Fauna of the Republic of Armenia. Hymenopterous insects. Ants (Formicidae). [In Russian.]. Erevan: Gitutium, 153 pp. [1994-06-20>] PDF 122300: 109 (Armenia species key); Bolton, 1994Bolton, B. 1994. Identification guide to the ant genera of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 222 pp. [1994-07-25] 122834: 50 (synoptic classification); Bolton, 1995aBolton, B. 1995a. A taxonomic and zoogeographical census of the extant ant taxa (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Journal of Natural History 29:1037-1056. [1995-08] PDF 122859: 1052 (census); Bolton, 1995bBolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. [1995-10] 122860: 368 (catalogue); Collingwood & Prince, 1998Collingwood, C.; Prince, A. 1998. A guide to ants of continental Portugal (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Boletim da Sociedade Portuguesa de Entomologia. Suplemento 5:1-49. [1998-07] 130938: 27 (Portugal species key); Wu & Wang, 1995aWu, J.; Wang, C. 1995a. The ants of China. [In Chinese.]. Beijing: China Forestry Publishing House, x + 214 pp. [1995-06] 130487: 148 (China species key); Bolton, 2003Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and classification of Formicidae. Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute 71:1-370. [2003-11-10] PDF 130789: 130 (synopsis); Dubovikoff, 2005Dubovikoff, D. A. 2005. ? new species of the genus Proformica Ruzsky, 1902 (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) from North Ossetia and key to identification of Proformica species of the Caucasian Isthmus. [in Russian]. Kavkazskii Entomologicheskii Byulleten 1:189-191. PDF 132968: 190 (Caucasian Isthmus species key).


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