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Genus: Leptothorax   Mayr, 1855 

Classification:

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Extant: 20 valid species

Leptothorax Mayr, 1855 PDF: 431. Type-species: Formica acervorum, by subsequent designation of Bingham, 1903 PDF: 214. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

[Type-species not Myrmica clypeata, unjustified subsequent designation by Emery, 1912d PDF: 271; repeated in Wheeler, 1913a PDF: 79 and Emery, 1924f PDF: 248.].
Leptothorax in Myrmicidae, Myrmicidae: Emery, 1877b PDF: 81.
Leptothorax in Myrmicinae: Mayr, 1855 PDF: 431 [Myrmicidae]; Mayr, 1861 PDF: 57 [Myrmicidae]; Mayr, 1865 PDF: 20 [Myrmicidae]; Emery & Forel, 1879: 458 [Myrmicidae]; Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 122.
Leptothorax in Myrmicinae, Leptothoracini: Emery, 1914e PDF: 42; Arnold, 1916 PDF: 257; Forel, 1917 PDF: 244; Wheeler, 1922: 664; Emery, 1924f PDF: 247; subsequent authors to the following.
Genus Leptothorax references
Mayr, 1855 PDF: 433 (Austria species key); Mayr, 1861 PDF: 58 (Europe species key); Roger, 1863b PDF: 26, 28, 30 (catalogue); Mayr, 1863a PDF: 426, 428, 456 (Leptothorax, Macromischa, Temnothorax catalogues); Mayr, 1865 PDF: 19, 20, 21 (Macromischa, Leptothorax, Temnothorax diagnoses); Mayr, 1868c PDF: 83 (*Baltic Amber species key); Forel, 1874 PDF: 84 (Switzerland species key); André, 1883a: 293 (Europe & Algeria species key); Mayr, 1886d PDF: 451 (U.S.A. species key); Cresson, 1887 PDF: 261 (U.S.A. catalogue); Nasonov, 1889: 70 (Russia species key); Emery, 1891c: 5 (North Africa species key); Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 120, 122 (Macromischa, Leptothorax catalogues); Emery, 1895d PDF: 317 (North America species key); Emery, 1896g PDF: 58 (Neotropical species key); Bingham, 1903 PDF: 215 (India, Sri Lanka & Burma species key); Wheeler, 1903d PDF: 223 (North America species key); Ruzsky, 1905b: 570 (Russian Empire species key); Wasmann, 1906 PDF: 16 (Luxemburg species key); Wheeler, 1908a PDF: 141 (Macromischa species key); Santschi, 1909c PDF: 460 (Leptothorax rottenbergi group key); Bondroit, 1910 PDF: 496 (Belgium species key); Stitz, 1914 PDF: 60 (Central Europe species key); Crawley, 1914a PDF: 91 (Britain species key); Donisthorpe, 1915f: 147 (Britain species key); Emery, 1916a PDF: 176 (Italy species key); Wheeler, 1916r: 581 (U.S.A., Connecticut species key); Arnold, 1916 PDF: 257 (diagnosis, South Africa species key); Bondroit, 1918 PDF: 117 (France & Belgium species key); Mann, 1920b PDF: 408 (Macromischa species key); Wheeler, 1922: 677 (Macromischa subgenera key); Wheeler, 1922: 679 (Leptothorax subgenera key); Wheeler, 1922: 890 (Afrotropical catalogue); Wheeler, 1922: 1029 (Malagasy catalogue); Emery, 1924f PDF: 245 (Macromischa catalogue); Emery, 1924f PDF: 247 (diagnosis, subgenera key, catalogue); Emery, 1924f PDF: 249 (Leptothorax (Goniothorax) diagnosis, catalogue); Emery, 1924f PDF: 251 (Leptothorax (Leptothorax) diagnosis, catalogue); Emery, 1924f PDF: 259 (Leptothorax (Temnothorax) diagnosis, catalogue); Emery, 1924f PDF: 260 (Leptothorax (Dichothorax) & Leptothorax (Mychothorax) diagnoses, catalogues); Emery, 1924f PDF: 264 (Symmyrmica review, catalogue); Karavaiev, 1927d: 266 (Ukraine species key); Donisthorpe, 1927c: 163 (Britain species key); Kuznetsov-Ugamsky, 1927d PDF: 38 (Turkestan species key); Wheeler, 1931b PDF: 31 (Macromischa, Croesomyrmex, Antillaemyrmex checklists); Arnol'di, 1933a: 598 (Russia species key); Menozzi, 1933b PDF: 68 (Israel species key); Karavaiev, 1934: 134 (Ukraine species key); Wheeler, 1937b PDF: 463 (Macromischa checklist); Menozzi, 1939a PDF: 307 (Himalaya & Tibet species key); Stitz, 1939: 158 (Germany species key); Smith, 1939e PDF: 503 (U.S.A. Macromischa species key); Kratochvíl, 1941b PDF: 89 (Central Europe species key); Novák & Sadil, 1941 PDF: 89 (Central Europe species key); Cole, 1942 PDF: 369 (U.S.A., Utah species key); Holgersen, 1943c PDF: 172 (Norway species key); Holgersen, 1944a PDF: 198 (Norway species key); Kratochvíl et al., 1944 PDF: 123 (Czechoslovakia males, key); Buren, 1944a PDF: 286 (U.S.A., Iowa species key); Boven, 1947b PDF: 178 (Belgium species key); Creighton, 1950a PDF: 251, 256 (North America Macromischa, Leptothorax species keys); Chapman & Capco, 1951 PDF: 110 (Asia checklist); Smith, 1952c PDF: 97 (U.S.A. Leptothorax tricarinatus complex, key); Bernard, 1956a PDF: 151 (Western Europe species groups); Kusnezov, 1958c PDF: 266 (subgenera key); Boven, 1959: 8 (Netherlands species key); Gregg, 1963: 380 (U.S.A., Colorado species key); Wheeler & Wheeler, 1963: 139 (U.S.A., North Dakota species key); Collingwood, 1964b PDF: 99 (Britain species key); Bernard, 1967a PDF: 185 (diagnosis, Western Europe species key); Bernard, 1967a PDF: 187 (diagnosis, Western Europe species key); Bernard, 1967a PDF: 224 (Doronomyrmex diagnosis); Boven, 1970b: 20 (Netherlands species key); Arnol'di, 1971 PDF: 1824 (Kazakhstan species key); Kempf, 1972b PDF: 132, 135 (Neotropical Leptothorax, Macromischa catalogues); Alayo, 1974 PDF: 15 (Cuba Macromischa species key); Bolton & Collingwood, 1975: 5 (Britain species key); Tarbinsky, 1976 PDF: 83 (Kyrghyzstan species key); Boven, 1977 PDF: 94 (Belgium species key); Kutter, 1977c: 103 (Switzerland species key); Arnol'di & Dlussky, 1978: 540 (former European U.S.S.R. species key); Collingwood, 1978 PDF: 83 (Iberian Peninsula species key); Collingwood, 1979 PDF: 68 (Fennoscandia & Denmark species key); Baroni Urbani, 1978b PDF: 533 (Leptothorax (Macromischa) all species revision, key); Smith, 1979: 1391 (North America catalogue); Buschinger, 1981 PDF: 211 (Doronomyrmex review); Allred, 1982: 440 (U.S.A., Utah species key); Bolton, 1982 PDF: 319 (diagnosis, review of genus, Afrotropical species key); Gösswald, 1985: 303 (Germany species key); Wheeler & Wheeler, 1986g PDF: 51 (U.S.A., Nevada species key); Nilsson & Douwes, 1987: 60 (Norway species key); Agosti & Collingwood, 1987b PDF: 273 (Balkans species key); Dlussky & Soyunov, 1988 PDF: 29 (former U.S.S.R. Temnothorax species); Hölldobler & Wilson, 1990: 13 (synoptic classification); Dlussky et al., 1990 PDF: 184, 188 (Turkmenistan species key); Kupyanskaya, 1990a: 136 (Far Eastern Russia species key); Brandão, 1991 PDF: 349 (Neotropical catalogue); [missing reference] Morisita, Kubota, et al. 1992: 26 (Japan species key); Atanassov & Dlussky, 1992: 129 (Bulgaria species key); Arakelian, 1994 PDF: 52 (Armenia species key); Radchenko, 1994b: 111 (South Siberia species key); Radchenko, 1994e PDF: 146 (Central & Eastern Palaearctic species key); Bolton, 1995a PDF: 1050 (census); Bolton, 1995b: 235 (catalogue); Douwes, 1995: 89 (Sweden species key); [missing reference] Kupyanskaya, 1995: 347 (Far Eastern Russia species key); Wu & Wang, 1995a: 108 (China species key); Collingwood & Agosti, 1996 PDF: 325 (Saudi Arabia species key); Seifert, 1996B: 13 (Central Europe Doronomyrmex species key); Seifert, 1996B: 119 (Central Europe species key); Skinner & Allen, 1996: 45 (Britain species key); Cagniant & Espadaler, 1997 PDF: 260 (Morocco species key); Collingwood & Prince, 1998: 16 (Portugal species key); Terayama & Onoyama, 1999 PDF: 73 (Japan species key); Mackay, 2000 PDF: 265, 288, 297 (New World Leptothorax (Myrafant) species revision key, Mexico & Guatemala species key, species complexes key); Fontenla, 2001 PDF: 15 (Cuba Macromischa species key); Chang & He, 2001C PDF: 1 (northwest China species key); Czechowski et al., 2002 PDF: 143 (Poland species key); Mackay & MacKay, 2002 PDF: 93 (U.S.A., New Mexico species key); Bolton, 2003 PDF: 270 (genus diagnosis); [missing reference] Lyu & Cho, 2003b: 269 (Korea species key); Radchenko, 2004 PDF: 131 (Eastern Palaearctic species, key); Deyrup & Cover, 2004A PDF: 56 (southeast U.S.A. species key); Radchenko, 2005B PDF: 192 (North Korea species key); Seifert, 2007: 118 (North and Central Europe species key) ; Czechowski et al., 2012: 366 (Poland species key); Cantone, 2017 PDF: 204 (brief male diagnosis)

Taxon Page Images:



A Leptothorax calderoni worker ant forages in a meadow in California's Sierra Nevada. Sagehen Creek Field Station, California, USA.
Image © Alex Wild.

Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Canada, United States
    Asia: China, Oman
    Europe: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Nearctic, Palearctic
  Native biogeographic regions (according to species list records):
    Nearctic, Palearctic

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Leptothorax   Ward, P. S., 2005, A synoptic review of the ants of California (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 936, pp. 1-68: 33, (download) 33 21008
Leptothorax   Collingwood, C. A., 1979, The Formicidae (Hymenoptera) of Fennoscandia and Denmark., Fauna Entomologica Scandinavica 8, pp. 1-174: 68-70, (download) 68-70 6175
Leptothorax   Forel, A., 1892, Hymenopteres 2 (supplement au 28 fascicule). Les Formicides., Histoire physique, naturelle et politique de Madagascar. 20., Paris: Unknown Publisher, pp. 232-280: 264-265, (download) 264-265 8239
Leptothorax   Forel, A., 1890, Fourmis de Tunisie et de l'Algérie orientale., Annales de la Societe Entomologique de Belgique, Comptes-rendus des Seances 34, pp. 61-76: 72, (download) 72 3926
Leptothorax   Ward, P. S., 2005, A synoptic review of the ants of California (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 936, pp. 1-68: -1, (download) -1 21008
Leptothorax   Ward, P. S., 2005, A synoptic review of the ants of California (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 936, pp. 1-68: 13, (download) 13 21008


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