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Genus: Forelius   Emery, 1888 


Classification:

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2017)

18 species

Forelius Emery, 1888d PDF: 389. Type-species: Iridomyrmex mccooki, by monotypy. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Genus Forelius references
Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 168 (catalogue); Emery, 1913a PDF: 35 (diagnosis, catalogue); Gallardo, 1916b PDF: 74 (Argentina species key); Creighton, 1950a PDF: 343 (North America species, review); Kusnezov, 1957e PDF: 16 (Neotropical species key); Kempf, 1972b PDF: 108, 160 (Neotropical Forelius, Neoforelius catalogues); Smith, 1979: 1419 (North America catalogue); Wheeler & Wheeler, 1986g PDF: 56 (U.S.A., Nevada species key); Brandão, 1991 PDF: 344 (catalogue); Shattuck, 1992c PDF: 87 (diagnosis, review of genus); Shattuck, 1994 PDF: 91 (catalogue); Bolton, 1995a PDF: 1049 (census); Bolton, 1995b: 190 (catalogue); Cuezzo, 2000 PDF: 197 (diagnosis, all species revision, key); Mackay & MacKay, 2002 PDF: 227 (U.S.A., New Mexico species key); Guerrero & Fernández, 2008 PDF: 58 (addition to key).

Taxon Page Images:



Forelius pruinosus brood nest with eggs and young larvae. Mojave National Preserve, California, USA.
Image © Alex Wild.

Distribution:

   Genus is native to: Nearctic, Neotropical bioregions (based on species list records).

Nearctic Region: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Baja California, California, Chihuahua, Colorado, Durango, Florida, Georgia, Hidalgo, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North America, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Sonora, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, United States, Utah, Washington
Neotropical Region: Americas, Argentina, Bahamas, Bolivia, Boquerón, Brazil, Buenos Aires, Canindeyú, Caribbean, Catamarca, Central America, Chiapas, Colombia, Cordillera, Costa Caribe Sur, Costa Rica, Cuba, Córdoba, El Salvador, Entre Ríos, Exuma, Formosa, Francisco Morazán, Granada, Guanacaste, Guatemala, Guerrero, Heredia, Honduras, Jalisco, Jujuy, La Guajira, La Rioja, Magdalena, Managua, Mato Grosso, Mendoza, Mexico, Minas Gerais, Morelos, Nicaragua, Oaxaca, Paraguay, Petén, Puntarenas, Rio Grande do Sul, Río Negro, San Luis, San Salvador, Santa Cruz, Santiago del Estero, Sinaloa, Sonsonate, South America, Tamaulipas, Tucumán, Uruguay, Veracruz, Villa Clara, Zacapa

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Forelius   Wild, A. L., 2007, A catalogue of the ants of Paraguay (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 1622, pp. 1-55: 24, (download) 24 21367
Forelius   Ward, P. S., 2005, A synoptic review of the ants of California (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 936, pp. 1-68: 26, (download) 26 21008
Forelius   Wild, A. L., 2007, A catalogue of the ants of Paraguay (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 1622, pp. 1-55: 24, (download) 24 21367
Forelius   Wild, A. L., 2007, A catalogue of the ants of Paraguay (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 1622, pp. 1-55: 24, (download) 24 21367
Forelius   Ward, P. S., 2005, A synoptic review of the ants of California (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 936, pp. 1-68: 9, (download) 9 21008


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