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Genus: Azteca   Forel, 1878 

Classification:

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2016)

Extant: 84 species, 28 subspecies

Fossil: 2 species

Azteca Forel, 1878c PDF: 384 . Type-species: Liometopum xanthochroum, by monotypy. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

[Type-species not Tapinoma instabilis, unjustified subsequent designation (based on inaccurate synonymy) by Wheeler, 1911g PDF: 159. Type-species not Azteca muelleri, unjustified subsequent designation by Emery, 1913a PDF: 31; repeated in Wheeler, 1913a PDF: 78.].
Azteca in Dolichoderidae: Ashmead, 1905c PDF: 384.
Azteca in Dolichoderinae, Leptomyrmecini: Ward, Brady, et al. 2010: 361.
[Aztecum Bertkau, 1879a PDF: 13, incorrect subsequent spelling.].
Genus Azteca references
Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF}: 163 (catalogue); Emery, 1893l: 127 (species key); Emery, 1913a PDF: 29 (diagnosis, catalogue); Kempf, 1972b PDF: 29 (catalogue); Longino, 1989b PDF: 1 (Azteca alfari group on Cecropia); Brandão, 1991 PDF: 329 (catalogue); Longino, 1991a PDF: 1571 (Cecropia-inhabiting species key); Shattuck, 1992c PDF: 49 (diagnosis, review of genus); Shattuck, 1994 PDF: 10 (catalogue); Bolton, 1995a PDF: 1048 (census); Bolton, 1995b: 78 (catalogue); Longino, 1996 PDF: 131 (Costa Rica stem-inhabiting species key); Longino, 2007 PDF: 10 (Costa Rica species keys); Guerrero, Delabie & Dejean, 2010 PDF: 53 (Azteca aurita group key).

Taxon Page Images:



The swollen stem of a Cordia nodosa plant houses a symbiotic colony of Azteca ants. The ants protect the plant from herbivores in exchange for lodging. The large ant at center is the queen. Jatun Sacha reserve, Napo, Ecuador.
Image © Alex Wild.

Distribution:


Neotropical Region: Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mato Grosso, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Lucia, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Azteca   Longino, J. T., 2007, A taxonomic review of the genus Azteca (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Costa Rica and a global revision of the aurita group., Zootaxa 1491, pp. 1-63: 8-10, (download) 8-10 21311
Azteca   Wild, A. L., 2007, A catalogue of the ants of Paraguay (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 1622, pp. 1-55: 24, (download) 24 21367
Azteca   Forel, A., 1899, Biologia Centrali-Americana; or, contributions to the knowledge of the fauna and flora of Mexico and Central America. Insecta. Hymenoptera. 3 (Formicidae)., London: Unknown Publisher: 104-107, (download) 104-107 8170
Azteca   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: 198-199, (download) 198-199 20597
Azteca   Longino, J. T., 2007, A taxonomic review of the genus Azteca (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Costa Rica and a global revision of the aurita group., Zootaxa 1491, pp. 1-63: 10-14, (download) 10-14 21311


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