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Genus: Trachymyrmex   Forel, 1893 

Classification:

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

Extant: 48 valid species, 1 valid subspecies

Fossil: 1 valid species

Trachymyrmex Forel, 1893h PDF: 600 [as subgenus of Atta]. Type-species: Atta septentrionalis, by subsequent designation of Wheeler, 1911g PDF: 174. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Trachymyrmex in Myrmicinae, Attini: Emery, 1895l PDF: 770; Emery, 1913c PDF: 251; Forel, 1917 PDF: 247; Wheeler, 1922: 669; Emery, 1924f PDF: 344; all subsequent authors.
Trachymyrmex as subgenus of Acromyrmex: Forel, 1917 PDF: 247.
Genus Trachymyrmex references
Wheeler, 1911i PDF: 248 (all species key); Emery, 1924f PDF: 344 (diagnosis, catalogue); Creighton, 1950a PDF: 320 (North America species key); Kempf, 1972b PDF: 252 (Neotropical catalogue); Smith, 1979: 1411 (North America catalogue); Brandão, 1991 PDF: 382 (catalogue); Bolton, 1994: 105 (synoptic classification); Bolton, 1995a PDF: 1053 (census); Bolton, 1995b: 420 (catalogue); Mackay & MacKay, 2002 PDF: 38 (U.S.A., New Mexico species key); Mayhé-Nunes & Brandão, 2002: 672 (diagnosis, Trachymyrmex opulentus group key); Mayhé-Nunes & Brandão, 2005 PDF: 274 (Trachymyrmex iheringi group, key); Brandão & Mayhé-Nunes, 2007: 72 (species group phylogeny); Mayhé-Nunes & Brandão, 2007 PDF: 4 (Trachymyrmex jamaicensis group, key); Rabeling et al., 2007 PDF: 4 (North America species, key); Sanchez-Pena et al., 2017 10.3897/zookeys.706.12539 PDF:87 (modifications to North America species key); Cantone, 2017 PDF: 244 (brief male diagnosis)

Taxon Page Images:



A Trachymyrmex turrifex worker removes soil from an excavation deep in the nest. Austin, Texas, USA.
Image © Alex Wild.

Distribution:

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

Nearctic Region: United States
Neotropical Region: Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Bahamas, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Trachymyrmex   Wild, A. L., 2007, A catalogue of the ants of Paraguay (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 1622, pp. 1-55: 38, (download) 38 21367
Trachymyrmex   Mayhé-Nunes, A. J. & Brandão, C. R. F., 2007, Revisionary studies on the attine ant genus Trachymyrmex Forel. Part 3: The Jamaicensis group (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 1444, pp. 1-21: 3, (download) 3 21824
Trachymyrmex   Wild, A. L., 2007, A catalogue of the ants of Paraguay (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 1622, pp. 1-55: 38, (download) 38 21367
Trachymyrmex   Rabeling, Ch., Cover, S. P., Johnson, R. A. & Mueller, U. G., 2007, A review of the North American species of the fungus-gardening ant genus Trachymyrmex (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 1664, pp. 1-53: 4-6, (download) 4-6 21361
Trachymyrmex   Wild, A. L., 2007, A catalogue of the ants of Paraguay (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 1622, pp. 1-55: 38, (download) 38 21367
Trachymyrmex   Wild, A. L., 2007, A catalogue of the ants of Paraguay (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 1622, pp. 1-55: 38, (download) 38 21367
Trachymyrmex   Wild, A. L., 2007, A catalogue of the ants of Paraguay (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 1622, pp. 1-55: 38, (download) 38 21367
Trachymyrmex   Rabeling, Ch., Cover, S. P., Johnson, R. A. & Mueller, U. G., 2007, A review of the North American species of the fungus-gardening ant genus Trachymyrmex (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 1664, pp. 1-53: 2, (download) 2 21361
Trachymyrmex   Rabeling, Ch., Cover, S. P., Johnson, R. A. & Mueller, U. G., 2007, A review of the North American species of the fungus-gardening ant genus Trachymyrmex (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 1664, pp. 1-53: 25-27, (download) 25-27 21361
Trachymyrmex   Wild, A. L., 2007, A catalogue of the ants of Paraguay (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 1622, pp. 1-55: 38, (download) 38 21367
Trachymyrmex   Wild, A. L., 2007, A catalogue of the ants of Paraguay (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 1622, pp. 1-55: 38, (download) 38 21367


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