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Genus: Temnothorax   Mayr, 1861 


Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2014)

Extant: 358 species, 47 subspecies

Fossil: 7 species

Temnothorax Mayr, 1861 PDF: 68. Type-species: Myrmica recedens, by monotypy. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Temnothorax in Myrmicidae, Myrmicidae: Emery, 1877b PDF: 81.
Temnothorax in Myrmicinae: Mayr, 1861 PDF: 68 [Myrmicidae]; Mayr, 1865: 21 [Myrmicidae]; Emery & Forel, 1879a: 459 [Myrmicidae]; Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF}: 122.
Temnothorax as junior synonym of Leptothorax: Forel, 1890b PDF: lxxii; Baroni Urbani, 1971c PDF: 96; Brown, 1973b PDF}: 185 [provisional]; Bolton, 1982 PDF}: 319; Bolton, 1994: 105.
Temnothorax as genus: Bernard, 1967a PDF: 185; Arnol'di & Dlussky, 1978: 543; Dlussky & Fedoseeva, 1988: 79; Atanasov & Dlussky, 1992: 125; Bolton, 2003 PDF: 270.
Genus Temnothorax references
See under Leptothorax for pre-2003 references. Bolton, 2003 PDF: 270 (genus diagnosis). Radchenko, 2004 PDF: 131 (Eastern Palaearctic species key); Radchenko, 2005B PDF: 193 (North Korea species key); Seifert, 2007: 120 (North and Central Europe species key); Terayama, 2009 PDF: 181 (Taiwan species key); Zhou, et al. 2010: 9 (China species key) ; Czechowski, Radchenko, et al. 2012: 366 (Poland species key); Bharti, Gul & Schulz, 2012: 334 (India species key); Snelling, Borowiec & Prebus, 2014 PDF: 80 (California species key).

Taxon Page Images:

Cracking open an acorn reveals a colony of Temnothorax curvispinosus acorn ants. This species will also nest in walnut shells, twigs, plant galls, and other small pre-formed cavities. Urbana, Illinois, USA.
Image © Alex Wild.

Taxon Page Author History

On 2013-08-26 07:11:26 Zach Lieberman modified Images
On 2013-08-26 07:11:04 Zach Lieberman modified Images

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