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Genus: Technomyrmex   Mayr, 1872 

Classification:

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2016)

Extant: 93 species

Fossil: 4 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, 1878cForel, A. 1878c. Études myrmécologiques en 1878 (première partie) avec l'anatomie du gésier des fourmis. Bulletin de la Société Vaudoise des Sciences Naturelles 15:337-392. [1878-10] PDF 125003: 380 (diagnosis); Dalla Torre, 1893Dalla Torre, K. W. 1893. Catalogus Hymenopterorum hucusque descriptorum systematicus et synonymicus. Vol. 7. Formicidae (Heterogyna). Leipzig: W. Engelmann, 289 pp. [1893] PDF 124002}: 166 (catalogue); Bingham, 1903Bingham, C. T. 1903. The fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Hymenoptera, Vol. II. Ants and Cuckoo-wasps. London: Taylor and Francis, 506 pp. [1903] PDF 122766: 301 (India, Sri Lanka & Burma species key); Emery, 1913aEmery, C. 1913a ("1912"). Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Dolichoderinae. Genera Insectorum 137:1-50. [1913-03-08] PDF 124711: 38 (Engramma diagnosis, catalogue); Emery, 1913aEmery, C. 1913a ("1912"). Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Dolichoderinae. Genera Insectorum 137:1-50. [1913-03-08] PDF 124711: 42 (diagnosis, catalogue); Arnold, 1915Arnold, G. 1915. A monograph of the Formicidae of South Africa. Part I. Ponerinae, Dorylinae. Annals of the South African Museum 14:1-159. [1915-02-11] 122309: 147 (diagnosis, South Africa species key); Wheeler, 1922Wheeler, W. M. 1922. Ants of the American Museum Congo expedition. New York: Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, 1139. 133015: 201, 208, 209 (Engramma, Tapinoma, Technomyrmex diagnoses); Wheeler, 1922Wheeler, W. M. 1922. Ants of the American Museum Congo expedition. New York: Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, 1139. 133015: 202 (Engramma species key); Wheeler, 1922Wheeler, W. M. 1922. Ants of the American Museum Congo expedition. New York: Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, 1139. 133015: 922, 925 (Afrotropical Engramma, Technomyrmex catalogues); Wheeler, 1922Wheeler, W. M. 1922. Ants of the American Museum Congo expedition. New York: Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, 1139. 133015: 1034 (Malagasy catalogue); Taylor & Brown, 1985Taylor, R. W.; Brown, D. R. 1985. Formicoidea. Zoological Catalogue of Australia 2:1-149, 306-348. [1985] 129218: 106 (Australia catalogue); Taylor, 1987aTaylor, R. W. 1987a. A checklist of the ants of Australia, New Caledonia and New Zealand (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization) Division of Entomology Report 41:1-92. [1987-06] PDF 129202: 77 (Australia, New Caledonia & New Zealand checklist); Shattuck, 1992cShattuck, S. O. 1992c. Generic revision of the ant subfamily Dolichoderinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Sociobiology 21:1-181. [1992] PDF 128605: 153 (diagnosis, review of genus); Shattuck, 1994Shattuck, S. O. 1994. Taxonomic catalog of the ant subfamilies Aneuretinae and Dolichoderinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). University of California Publications in Entomology 112:i-xix, 1-241. [1994-01] PDF 128601: 156 (catalogue); Bolton, 1995aBolton, B. 1995a. A taxonomic and zoogeographical census of the extant ant taxa (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Journal of Natural History 29:1037-1056. [1995-08] PDF 122859: 1053 (census); Bolton, 1995bBolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. [1995-10] 122860: 402 (catalogue); Wu & Wang, 1995aWu, J.; Wang, C. 1995a. The ants of China. [In Chinese.]. Beijing: China Forestry Publishing House, x + 214 pp. [1995-06] 130487: 118 (China species key); Collingwood & Agosti, 1996Collingwood, C. A.; Agosti, D. 1996. Formicidae (Insecta: Hymenoptera) of Saudi Arabia (part 2). Fauna of Saudi Arabia 15:300-385. [1996-04-15] PDF 130931: 360 (Saudi Arabia species key); Shattuck, 1999Shattuck, S. O. 1999. Australian ants. Their biology and identification. Collingwood, Victoria: CSIRO Publishing, xi + 226 pp. [1999-01] 132308: 83 (Australia synopsis); Zhou, 2001AZhou, S. 2001A. Ants of Guangxi. [In Chinese.]. Guilin, China: Guangxi Normal University Press, 255 pp. [2001-09-01] PDF 132709: 158 (China, Guangxi species key); Bolton, 2007BBolton, B. 2007B. Taxonomy of the dolichoderine ant genus Technomyrmex Mayr (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) based on the worker caste. Contributions of the American Entomological Institute 35(1):1-150. [2007-11-05] PDF 130794: 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, 2008Fernández, F.; Guerrero, R. J. 2008. Technomyrmex (Formicidae: Dolichoderinae) in the New World: synopsis and description of a new species. Revista Colombiana de Entomología 34:110-115. PDF 131268: 110 (New World synopsis, key); Terayama, 2009Terayama, M. 2009. A synopsis of the family Formicidae of Taiwan (Insecta: Hymenoptera). Research Bulletin of Kanto Gakuen University. Liberal Arts 17:81-266. [2009] PDF 132431: 200 (Taiwan species key); Yoshimura & Fisher, 2011Yoshimura, M.; Fisher, B. L. 2011. A revision of male ants of the Malagasy region (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): key to genera of the subfamily Dolichoderinae. Zootaxa 2794:1-34. [2011-03-18] PDF 132806: 14 (Malagasy males); Sharaf, et al. 2011: 15 (Arabian Peninsula 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.

Distribution:


African Region: Angola, Botswana, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Macaronesia, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Zimbabwe
Australian Region: Australia, Lord Howe Island, New Caledonia, New Guinea, New Zealand, Norfolk Island, Queensland, Solomon Islands, Western Australia
Eurasian Region: Austria, Belgium, China, Denmark, Ethiopia, Gibraltar, Italy, Japan, Morocco, Netherlands, North Korea, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates
Malagasy Region: Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mayotte, Reunion, Seychelles
Nearctic Region: California, Florida, Georgia, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Washington
Neotropical Region: Antigua and Barbuda, Cayman Islands, Colombia, Costa Rica, French Guiana, Honduras, Jamaica, Panama, Puerto Rico, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Venezuela
Pacific Islands Region: Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam, Hawaii, Indonesia, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Niue, Palau, Pitcairn, Samoa, Singapore, Timor-Leste, Tokelau, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna Islands
South East Asia Region: Bangladesh, Borneo, Cambodia, Christmas Island, India, Krakatau Islands, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, Xishuangbanna

Taxon Page Author History

On 2013-08-26 07:08:20 Zach Lieberman modified Images
On 2013-08-26 07:07:51 Zach Lieberman modified Images

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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