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Genus: Calyptomyrmex   Emery, 1887 


Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

37 species

Calyptomyrmex Emery, 1887h: 471. Type-species: Calyptomyrmex beccarii, by monotypy. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Genus Calyptomyrmex references
Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 136 (catalogue); Arnold, 1917 PDF: 360 (diagnosis); Wheeler, 1922: 886 (Afrotropical catalogue); Emery, 1924f: 224 (diagnosis, catalogue); Chapman & Capco, 1951 PDF: 111 (Asia checklist); Baroni Urbani, 1975a PDF: 410 (Oriental species revision, key); Bolton, 1981a PDF: 61 (diagnosis, Afrotropical species revision, key); Taylor & Brown, 1985: 55 (Australia catalogue); Bolton, 1995a PDF: 1048 (census); Bolton, 1995b: 83 (catalogue); Shattuck, 1999: 128 (Australia synopsis); Shattuck, 2011 PDF: 3 (S.E. Asia and Oceania species revision, key); Cantone, 2017 PDF: 192 (brief male diagnosis)

Taxon Page Images:

A Calyptomyrmex piripilis worker rescues a larva when her nest is disturbed by the photographer. The function of the ornate, spatulate hairs is unknown. Kibale forest, Uganda (PSW16850).
Image © Alex Wild.


   Genus is native to: Afrotropical, Australasia, Indomalaya, Malagasy, Oceania bioregions (based on species list records).

Afrotropical Region: Africa, Angola, Burundi, Cabo Delgado, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eastern, Eastern Africa, Eastern Cape, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gauteng, Ghana, Kabarole, Kakamega, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Liberia, Margibi, Middle Africa, Morogoro, Mozambique, Nandi, Nigeria, Nord-Kivu, Ogooué-Maritime, Rwanda, Sangha-Mbaéré, South, South Africa, South-West, Southern Africa, Sudan, Tanga, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Vihiga, Western, Western Africa, Woleu-Ntem, Zambézia, Zimbabwe
Australasia Region: Australia, Australia and New Zealand, East Sepik, Maluku, Morobe, New Caledonia, Northern, Oceania, Papua, Papua New Guinea, Queensland, Timor-Leste
Indomalaya Region: Asia, Bhutan, Borneo, Bukidnon, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Kerala, Malaysia, Philippines, Sabah, Sarawak, Singapore, South-Eastern Asia, Southern Asia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam
Malagasy Region: Comoros
Oceania Region: Airai, Melanesia, Micronesia, Micronesia, Palau
Palearctic Region: China, Eastern Asia, Northern Africa

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Calyptomyrmex   Dlussky, G. M. & Radchenko, A. G., 1990, [The ants (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) of Vietnam. Subfamily Pseudomyrmicinae. Subfamily Myrmicinae (tribes Calyptomyrmecini, Meranoplini, Cataulacini).], [News of faunistics and systematics.], Kiev: Naukova Dumka, pp. 119-125: 124, (download) 124 21374
Calyptomyrmex   Eguchi, K., Viet, B. T. & Yamane, S., 2011, Generic synopsis of the Formicidae of Vietnam (Insecta: Hymenoptera), Part I - Myrmicinae and Pseudomyrmicinae., Zootaxa 2878, pp. 1-61: 12-13, (download) 12-13 23462

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