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Genus: Technomyrmex   Mayr, 1872 


Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

Extant: 94 valid species

Fossil: 4 valid species

Technomyrmex Mayr, 1872 PDF: 147. Type-species: Technomyrmex strenuus, by monotypy. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Technomyrmex in Dolichoderinae, Tapinomini: Emery, 1913a PDF: 42; Arnold, 1915: 147; Forel, 1917 PDF: 248; Wheeler, 1922: 690; subsequent authors except those below; then Jaffe, 1993: 9; Ward, Brady, et al. 2010: 361.
Genus Technomyrmex references
Forel, 1878c PDF: 380 (diagnosis); Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 166 (catalogue); Bingham, 1903 PDF: 301 (India, Sri Lanka & Burma species key); Emery, 1913a PDF: 38 (Engramma diagnosis, catalogue); Emery, 1913a PDF: 42 (diagnosis, catalogue); Arnold, 1915: 147 (diagnosis, South Africa species key); Wheeler, 1922: 201, 208, 209 (Engramma, Tapinoma, Technomyrmex diagnoses); Wheeler, 1922: 202 (Engramma species key); Wheeler, 1922: 922, 925 (Afrotropical Engramma, Technomyrmex catalogues); Wheeler, 1922: 1034 (Malagasy catalogue); Taylor & Brown, 1985: 106 (Australia catalogue); Taylor, 1987a PDF: 77 (Australia, New Caledonia & New Zealand checklist); Shattuck, 1992c PDF: 153 (diagnosis, review of genus); Shattuck, 1994 PDF: 156 (catalogue); Bolton, 1995a PDF: 1053 (census); Bolton, 1995b: 402 (catalogue); Wu & Wang, 1995a: 118 (China species key); Collingwood & Agosti, 1996 PDF: 360 (Saudi Arabia species key); Shattuck, 1999: 83 (Australia synopsis); Zhou, 2001A PDF: 158 (China, Guangxi species key); Bolton, 2007B PDF: 1 (all species revision; Afrotropical & West Palaearctic species key: 13; Malagasy species key: 43; East Palaearctic, Oriental, Malesian & Polynesian species key: 59; Austral species key: 108; New World species key: 119); Fernández & Guerrero, 2008 PDF: 110 (New World synopsis, key); Terayama, 2009 PDF: 200 (Taiwan species key); Yoshimura & Fisher, 2011 PDF: 14 (Malagasy males); Sharaf, et al. 2011: 15 (Arabian Peninsula species key); Cantone, 2017 PDF: 124 (brief male diagnosis); Yamane et al., 2018 10.11646/zootaxa.4410.1.2 PDF: 36 (Taiwan species key, male genitalia); Sharaf et al., 2018 10.3897/zookeys.780.26272 PDF: 39 (Arabian checklist, species key)

Taxon Page Images:

Litter-dwelling ants nest in a variety of pre-existing natural cavities. This African Technomyrmex has moved part of their colony into an old nutshell. Kibale forest, Uganda.
Image © Alex Wild.


   (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists)   Genus is native to: Afrotropical, Australasia, Indomalaya, Malagasy, Neotropical, Oceania, Palearctic bioregions (based on species list records).

Afrotropical Region: Angola, Botswana, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe
Australasia Region: Australia, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu
Indomalaya Region: Borneo, Brunei, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nepal, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand
Malagasy Region: Comoros, Grande Glorieuse, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mayotte, Reunion, Seychelles
Nearctic Region: United States
Neotropical Region: Colombia, Costa Rica, French Guiana, Honduras, Panama
Oceania Region: Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam, Hawaii, Micronesia, Palau, Samoa, Tonga
Palearctic Region: Belgium, China, Denmark, Japan, Morocco, Netherlands, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Switzerland

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Technomyrmex   Ward, P. S., 2005, A synoptic review of the ants of California (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 936, pp. 1-68: 28, (download) 28 21008
Technomyrmex   Forel, A., 1891, Histoire naturelle des Hymenopteres. Deuxieme partie: Les Formicides., Histoire Physique, Naturelle et Politique de Madagascar., Paris: L'Imprimerie Nationale, pp. 1-231: 97, (download) 97 6734
Technomyrmex   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: 208, (download) 208 20597

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