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Genus: Acanthomyrmex   Emery, 1893 

Classification:

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

Extant: 17 valid species

Acanthomyrmex Emery, 1893a: cclxxvi. Type-species: Acanthomyrmex luciolae, by subsequent designation of Bingham, 1903 PDF: 191. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

[Acanthomyrmex also described as new by Emery, 1893h PDF: 244. Acanthomyrmex misplaced in Formicinae, Lasiini (probably in error for Acanthomyops): Ashmead, 1905c PDF: 384.].
Acanthomyrmex in Myrmicinae, Myrmecinini: Emery, 1912b PDF: 105; Emery, 1914e: 41; Forel, 1917 PDF: 244; Wheeler, 1922: 663; Emery, 1924f PDF: 234; all subsequent authors except the following.
Genus Acanthomyrmex references
Emery, 1924f PDF: 234 (diagnosis, catalogue); Chapman & Capco, 1951 PDF: 114 (Asia checklist); Moffett, 1986c PDF: 66 (diagnosis, all species revision, key); Bolton, 1994: 105 (synoptic classification); Bolton, 1995a PDF: 1047 (census); Bolton, 1995b: 53 (catalogue); Cantone, 2017 PDF: 182 (brief male diagnosis)

Distribution:

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

Indomalaya Region: Borneo, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam
Palearctic Region: China

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Acanthomyrmex   Eguchi, K., Viet, B. T. & Yamane, S., 2011, Generic synopsis of the Formicidae of Vietnam (Insecta: Hymenoptera), Part I - Myrmicinae and Pseudomyrmicinae., Zootaxa 2878, pp. 1-61: 11, (download) 11 23462
Acanthomyrmex n. gen  Emery, C., 1893, Voyage de M. E. Simon à l'île de Ceylan (janvier - février 1892). 3 e Mémoire. Formicides., Annales de la Société Entomologique de France 62, pp. 239-258: 6, (download) 6 3767


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