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Genus: Mycetosoritis   Wheeler, 1907 


Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Extant: 2 valid species

Mycetosoritis Wheeler, 1907d PDF: 714 [as subgenus of Atta]. Type-species: Atta hartmanni, by monotypy. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Mycetosoritis in Myrmicinae, Attini: Emery, 1913c PDF: 251; Wheeler, 1922: 669; Emery, 1924f PDF: 343; all subsequent authors.
Genus Mycetosoritis references
Kempf, 1972b PDF: 146 (catalogue); Smith, 1979: 1410 (North America catalogue); Bolton, 1994: 105 (synoptic classification); Bolton, 1995a PDF: 1050 (census); Bolton, 1995b: 269 (catalogue); Cantone, 2017 PDF: 214 (brief male diagnosis)

Taxon Page Images:

Mycetosoritis hartmanni in their subterranean fungus garden. The fungus- a white stringy material- grows between the bits of debris fed to it by the ants. The ants then feed from the fungus- a true agricultural system. Smithville, Texas, USA.
Image © Alex Wild.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Brazil, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, United States
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Nearctic, Neotropical
  Native biogeographic regions (according to species list records):
    Nearctic, Neotropical

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

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