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Genus: Tapinoma   Foerster, 1850 

Classification:

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2014)

Extant: 68 species, 26 subspecies

Fossil: 4 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: 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.

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