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Genus: Technomyrmex   Mayr, 1872 


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, 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).

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.


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