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Genus: Tranopelta   Mayr, 1866 


Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

Extant: 2 valid species

Tranopelta Mayr, 1866a PDF: 512. Type-species: Tranopelta gilva, by monotypy. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Tranopelta in Myrmicidae, Pheidolidae: Emery, 1877b PDF: 81.
Tranopelta in Myrmicinae, Solenopsidini: Forel, 1893b PDF: 164; Emery, 1895l PDF: 770; Forel, 1899B: 79; Wheeler, 1910a PDF: 140; Emery, 1914e: 41; Forel, 1917 PDF: 243; Emery, 1922c PDF: 192; Wheeler, 1922: 663; all subsequent authors except the entries below; Kempf, 1972b PDF: 255; Jaffe, 1993: 10.
Tranopelta in Myrmicinae, Ochetomyrmecini: Bolton, 1994: 106.
Genus Tranopelta references
Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 74 (catalogue); Emery, 1922c PDF: 192 (diagnosis, catalogue); Ettershank, 1966 PDF: 107 (diagnosis, review of genus, checklist); Kempf, 1972b PDF: 255 (catalogue); Bolton, 1987 PDF: 266 (affinities); Bolton, 1995a PDF: 1053 (census); Bolton, 1995b: 421 (catalogue); Fernández, 2003H: 646 (all species revision, key); Cantone, 2017 PDF: 245 (brief male diagnosis)


   (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists)   Genus is native to: Neotropical bioregion (based on species list records).

Neotropical Region: Belize, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Venezuela

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Tranopelta nov. gen  Mayr, G., 1866, Myrmecologische Beitraege., Sitzungsberichte der Koenigliche Akademie der Wissenschaften, Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Classe 53, pp. 484-517: 29-31, (download) 29-31 4365
Solenopsidini new genus  Ward, P. S., 2005, A synoptic review of the ants of California (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 936, pp. 1-68: 36, (download) 36 21008

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