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Genus: Tapinolepis   Emery, 1925 


Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

Extant: 14 valid species, 4 valid subspecies

Tapinolepis Emery, 1925d PDF: 18 [as subgenus of Anoplolepis]. Type-species: Plagiolepis tumidula, by monotypy. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Tapinolepis as junior synonym of Anoplolepis: Brown, 1973b PDF: 185 [provisional].
Tapinolepis as genus: Bolton, 2003 PDF: 107, 267.
Genus Tapinolepis references
See under Anoplolepis for pre-2003 references; Bolton, 2003 PDF: 267 (genus diagnosis, checklist); Cantone, 2017 PDF: 174 (brief male diagnosis)


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

Afrotropical Region: Angola, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, Senegal, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Zimbabwe
Palearctic Region: Algeria, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Yemen

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