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Genus: Mycetophylax   Emery, 1913 

Classification:

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

Extant: 21 valid species

Mycetophylax Emery, 1913c PDF: 251 [as subgenus of Cyphomyrmex]. Type-species: Myrmicocrypta brittoni (junior synonym of Cyphomyrmex conformis), by original designation. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Mycetophylax in Myrmicinae, Attini: Emery, 1913c PDF: 251; Emery, 1924f PDF: 343; all subsequent authors.
[Mycetopurus Santschi, 1925b PDF: 17, incorrect subsequent spelling. (Perhaps a combination in error of Myceto(phylax) + (Mycoce)Mycetophylax purus: Bolton, 1995b: 36).].
Genus Mycetophylax references
Santschi, 1922c PDF: 357 (species key); Emery, 1924f PDF: 343 (diagnosis, catalogue); Kempf, 1972b PDF: 145 (catalogue); Brandão, 1991 PDF: 357 (catalogue); Bolton, 1994: 105 (synoptic classification); Bolton, 1995a PDF: 1050 (census); Bolton, 1995b: 268 (catalogue); Klingenberg & Brandão, 2009 PDF: 7 (diagnosis, key to species); Sosa-Calvo et al., 2017 e0176498 PDF (phylogeny, genus redefinition); Cantone, 2017 PDF: 214 (brief male diagnosis)

Distribution:

   (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists)   Genus is native to: Neotropical bioregion (based on species list records).

Neotropical Region: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Costa Rica, French Guiana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Mycetophylax   Klingenberg, C. & Brandão, C. R. F., 2009, Revision of the fungus-growing ant genera Mycetophylax Emery and Paramycetophylax Kusnezov rev. stat., and description of Kalathomyrmex n. gen. (Formicidae: Myrmicinae: Attini)., Zootaxa 2052, pp. 1-31: 4-5, (download) 4-5 22676
Mycetophylax   Klingenberg, C. & Brandão, C. R. F., 2009, Revision of the fungus-growing ant genera Mycetophylax Emery and Paramycetophylax Kusnezov rev. stat., and description of Kalathomyrmex n. gen. (Formicidae: Myrmicinae: Attini)., Zootaxa 2052, pp. 1-31: 5-7, (download) 5-7 22676


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