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Genus: Tapinoma   Foerster, 1850 

Classification:

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2016)

Extant: 69 species, 26 subspecies

Fossil: 5 species

Tapinoma Foerster, 1850a: 43 . Type-species: Tapinoma collina (junior synonym of Formica erratica), by monotypy. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Tapinoma in Dolichoderinae: Forel, 1878c PDF: 385 [Dolichoderidae]; Emery & Forel, 1879a: 454 [Dolichoderidae]; Forel, 1895b PDF: 109 [Dolichoderidae]; Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF}: 164; Emery, 1895l PDF: 771; Forel, 1899B: 101; Wheeler, 1910a: 142.
Tapinoma in Dolichoderidae: Ashmead, 1905c PDF: 384.
Tapinoma in Dolichoderinae, Tapinomini: Emery, 1913a PDF: 38; Arnold, 1915: 152; Forel, 1917 PDF: 248; Bondroit, 1918 PDF: 89; Wheeler, 1922: 690; subsequent authors except those below; then Jaffe, 1993: 9; Dubovikoff, 2005 PDF: 91 (implied); Ward, Brady, et al. 2010: 361.
Genus Tapinoma references
Mayr, 1855 PDF: 372 (diagnosis); Smith, 1858a PDF: 55 (diagnosis); Roger, 1863b: 13, 14 (Tapinoma, Micromyrma catalogues); Mayr, 1863a PDF: 455 (catalogue); Mayr, 1865 PDF: 10 (diagnosis); Mayr, 1867a PDF: 78 (diagnosis); André, 1882b: 222 (Europe & Algeria species key); Cresson, 1887 PDF: 258 (U.S.A. catalogue); Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 164 (catalogue); Bingham, 1903 PDF: 304 (India, Sri Lanka & Burma species key); Emery, 1913a PDF: 38 (diagnosis, catalogue); Emery, 1913a PDF: 44 (Semonius diagnosis, catalogue); Arnold, 1915: 152, 157 (diagnosis, South Africa species key, Semonius diagnosis); Wheeler, 1922: 695 (Pseudaphomomyrmex diagnosis, in key); Wheeler, 1922: 923, 927 (Afrotropical Tapinoma, Semonius catalogues); Wheeler, 1922: 1034 (Malagasy catalogue); Emery, 1925b PDF: 63 (Palaearctic species key); Kuznetsov-Ugamsky, 1927d PDF: 33 (Turkestan species key); Smith, 1928a PDF: 311 (North America species key); Kratochvíl, Novák & Snoflák, 1944 PDF: 79 (Czechoslovakia species key); Creighton, 1950a PDF: 352 (North America species key); Chapman & Capco, 1951 PDF: 192, 196 (Asia Semonius, Tapinoma, Zatapinoma checklists); Bernard, 1967a PDF: 254 (diagnosis, Western Europe species key); Boven, 1970b: 24 (Netherlands species key); Kempf, 1972b PDF: 246 (Neotropical catalogue); Tarbinsky, 1976 PDF: 118 (Kyrghyzstan species key); Kutter, 1977c: 178 (Switzerland species key); Arnol'di & Dlussky, 1978: 547 (former European U.S.S.R. species key); Collingwood, 1978 PDF: 87 (Iberian Peninsula species key); Smith, 1979: 1421 (North America catalogue); Schembri & Collingwood, 1981 PDF: 421 (Malta species key); Gösswald, 1985: 317 (Germany species key); Taylor & Brown, 1985: 106 (Australia catalogue); Agosti & Collingwood, 1987b PDF: 279 (Balkans species key); Taylor, 1987a PDF: 77 (Australia, New Caledonia & New Zealand checklist); Dlussky, Soyunov & Zabelin, 1990 PDF: 168 (Turkmenistan species key); Brandão, 1991 PDF: 380 (Neotropical catalogue); Shattuck, 1992c PDF: 146 (diagnosis, review of genus); Arakelian, 1994 PDF: 72 (Armenia species key); Shattuck, 1994 PDF: 140 (catalogue); Bolton, 1995a PDF: 1053 (census); Bolton, 1995b: 399 (catalogue); Wu & Wang, 1995a: 116 (China species key); Collingwood & Agosti, 1996 PDF: 360 (Saudi Arabia species key); Seifert, 1996B: 165 (Central Europe species key); Skinner & Allen, 1996: 40 (Britain species key); Collingwood & Prince, 1998: 20 (Portugal species key); Shattuck, 1999: 81 (Australia synopsis); Zhou, 2001A PDF: 151 (China, Guangxi species key); Czechowski, Radchenko & Czechowska, 2002 PDF: 135 (Poland species key); Seifert, 2007: 149 (North and Central Europe species key); Heterick, 2009 PDF: 58 (south-western Australia species key); Yoshimura & Fisher, 2011 PDF: 13 (Malagasy males); Seifert, 2012 PDF: 146 (Central Europe species key); Sharaf, Aldawood & El Hawagry, 2012: 40 (Saudi Arabia species key); Czechowski, Radchenko, et al. 2012: 357 (Poland species key); Sarnat & Economo, 2012 PDF: 37 (Fiji species key). Bharti, Kumar & Dubovikoff, 2013 PDF: 304 (Tapinoma lugubre species-group key).

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Tapinoma melanocephalum, the ghost ant, is a house pest in warmer climates around the world. Maquipucuna reserve, Pichincha, Ecuador.
Image © Alex Wild.

Distribution:


Region: Benin, Botswana, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Guinea, Kenya, Namibia, Saint Helena, Senegal, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Zimbabwe
Region: Australia, Barrow Island, New Caledonia, New Guinea, Norfolk Island, Queensland, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Western Australia
Region: Afghanistan, Åland Islands, Albania, Algeria, Alicante, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Balearic Islands, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Channel Islands, China, Crete, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Iran, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macaronesia, Macedonia, Malta, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, North Korea, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan, Yemen
Region: Comoros, Europa Island, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mayotte, Reunion, Seychelles
Region: Alabama, Alberta, Arizona, Arkansas, Baja California, British Columbia, California, Canada, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, United States, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
Region: Anguilla, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Brazil, Cayman Islands, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, French Guiana, Galapagos Islands, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Martinique, Mato Grosso do Sul, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Puerto Rico, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay
Region: Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam, Hawaii, Micronesia, Niue, Samoa, Tokelau, Tonga, Wallis and Futuna Islands
Region: California Bay Area, Florida Keys, Port of Entry, Tree of Life
Region: Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Bangladesh, Borneo, Cambodia, Christmas Island, India, Indonesia, Krakatau Islands, Malaysia, Nepal, Nicobar Island, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, Xishuangbanna

Taxon Page Author History

On 2013-08-26 07:07:00 Zach Lieberman modified Images
On 2013-08-26 07:06:33 Zach Lieberman modified Images

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Tapinoma   Wild, A. L., 2007, A catalogue of the ants of Paraguay (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 1622, pp. 1-55: 25, (download) 25 21367
Tapinoma   Mohamed, S., Zalat, S. & Fadl, H., 2001, Taxonomy of ant species (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) collected by pitfall traps from Sinai and Delta region, Egypt., Egyptian Journal of Natural History 3, pp. 40-61: 42, (download) 42 21622
Tapinoma   Forel, A., 1891, Histoire naturelle des Hymenopteres. Deuxieme partie: Les Formicides., Histoire Physique, Naturelle et Politique de Madagascar., Paris: L'Imprimerie Nationale, pp. 1-231: 101, (download) 101 6734
Tapinoma   Fisher, B. L. & Bolton, B., 2007, The ant genus Pseudaphomomyrmex Wheeler, 1920 a junior synonym of Tapinoma Foerster, 1850., Zootaxa 1427, pp. 65-68: 65-66, (download) 65-66 21200
Tapinoma   Ward, P. S., 2005, A synoptic review of the ants of California (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 936, pp. 1-68: 27, (download) 27 21008
Tapinoma   Collingwood, C. A., 1979, The Formicidae (Hymenoptera) of Fennoscandia and Denmark., Fauna Entomologica Scandinavica 8, pp. 1-174: 34-35, (download) 34-35 6175
Tapinoma   Förster, A., 1850, Hymenopterologische Studien. 1. Formicariae., Aachen: Unknown Publisher, pp. -1--1: 43, (download) 43 8138
Tapinoma   Wheeler, W. M., 1922, The ants collected by the American Museum Congo Expedition., Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 45, pp. 39-269: 207-208, (download) 207-208 20597

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