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Genus: Wasmannia   Forel, 1893 

Classification:

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

Extant: 11 valid species

Wasmannia Forel, 1893j PDF: 383. Type-species: Tetramorium auropunctatum, by subsequent designation of Wheeler, 1911g PDF: 174. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Wasmannia in Myrmicinae, Ochetomyrmecini: Emery, 1914e: 42; Forel, 1917 PDF: 245; Wheeler, 1922: 664, 912; Emery, 1924f PDF: 293; all subsequent authors to the following.
Wasmannia incertae sedis in Myrmicinae: Kempf, 1975c PDF: 358; Jaffe, 1993: 12.
Wasmannia as junior synonym of Ochetomyrmex: Brown, 1973b PDF: 185 [provisional].
Wasmannia as genus: Kempf, 1975c PDF: 357; Snelling, 1981: 398; Bolton, 1994: 100, 102.
Genus Wasmannia references
Wheeler, 1922: 912 (Afrotropical catalogue); Emery, 1924f PDF: 293 (diagnosis, catalogue); Kusnezov, 1952h PDF: 181 (Argentina species key); Kempf, 1972b PDF: 257 (catalogue); Taylor, 1987a PDF: 81 (New Caledonia checklist); Brandão, 1991 PDF: 383 (catalogue); Bolton, 1995a PDF: 1053 (census); Bolton, 1995b: 423 (catalogue); Longino & Fernández, 2007: 273 (all species revision, keys); Cuezzo et al., 2015 PDF: 248 (Argentinian checklist, species key, revision); Cantone, 2017 PDF: 249 (brief male diagnosis)

Taxon Page Images:



Wasmannia auropunctata, the little fire ant, with eggs & young larvae in the nest. This photograph was taken in the native range of this common pest ant. Maquipucuna reserve, Pichincha, Ecuador.
Image © Alex Wild.

Distribution:

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

Afrotropical Region: Gabon, Sao Tome and Principe
Australasia Region: Australia, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands
Nearctic Region: United States
Neotropical Region: Argentina, Bahamas, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Venezuela
Oceania Region: Hawaii
Palearctic Region: Spain

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Wasmannia   Wild, A. L., 2007, A catalogue of the ants of Paraguay (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 1622, pp. 1-55: 38, (download) 38 21367
Wasmannia   Wild, A. L., 2007, A catalogue of the ants of Paraguay (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 1622, pp. 1-55: 38, (download) 38 21367
Wasmannia   Ward, P. S., 2005, A synoptic review of the ants of California (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 936, pp. 1-68: 38, (download) 38 21008
Wasmannia n. gen  Forel, A., 1893, Formicides de l'Antille St. Vincent. Récoltées par Mons. H. H. Smith., Transactions of the Entomological Society of London 1893, pp. 333-418: 383, (download) 383 3948
Wasmannia auropunctata   Longino, J. T. & Fernández, F., 2007, Taxonomic review of the genus Wasmannia., Advances in ant systematics (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): Homage to E. O. Wilson - 50 years of contributions. (Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute 80), pp. 271-289: 276-278, (download) 276-278 21284
Wasmannia sigmoidea   Longino, J. T. & Fernández, F., 2007, Taxonomic review of the genus Wasmannia., Advances in ant systematics (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): Homage to E. O. Wilson - 50 years of contributions. (Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute 80), pp. 271-289: 281, (download) 281 21284


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