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Genus: Nylanderia   Emery, 1906 


Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

Extant: 110 species, 27 subspecies

Fossil: 2 species

Nylanderia Emery, 1906b PDF: 133 [as subgenus of Prenolepis]. Type-species: Formica vividula, by original designation. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Genus Nylanderia references
For references prior to 2010, see under Paratrechina.
LaPolla, Brady & Shattuck, 2010A PDF: 126 (diagnosis, status); LaPolla, Brady & Shattuck, 2011 PDF: 4 (diagnosis, phylogeny, notes); LaPolla, Hawkes & Fisher, 2011 PDF: 13 (Afrotropical species key); Kallal & LaPolla, 2012 PDF: 7 (Nearctic species key); Sarnat & Economo, 2012 PDF: 64 (Fiji species key); Wachkoo & Bharti, 2014 PDF: 10 (India species key); Wachkoo & Bharti, 2015 PDF : 105 (Indian species revision, key, diagnosis); Cantone, 2017 PDF: 165 (brief male diagnosis)

Taxon Page Images:

A nest of Nylanderia querna in the leaf litter, hidden away in a rotting acorn. The winged individuals are males. Dixon Springs, Illinois, USA.
Image © Alex Wild.


Nylanderia yerburyi in western ghats 


   Genus is native to: Afrotropical, Australasia, Indomalaya, Malagasy, Nearctic, Neotropical, Oceania, Palearctic bioregions (based on species list records).

Afrotropical Region: Benin, Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, Mozambique, Nigeria, Saint Helena, Zimbabwe
Australasia Region: Barrow Island, Lord Howe Island, Norfolk Island
Indomalaya Region: Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andhra Pradesh, Bangladesh, Borneo, Cambodia, Christmas Island, Krakatau Islands, Malaysia, Nepal, Nicobar Island, Orissa, Philippines
Malagasy Region: Europa Island
Nearctic Region: Canada, Mississippi, Missouri, South Carolina
Neotropical Region: Anguilla, Barbados, Bermuda, Bolivia, Galapagos Islands, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Honduras, La Guajira, Mato Grosso do Sul, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay
Oceania Region: Niue, Northern Mariana Islands, Pitcairn, Tokelau, Wallis and Futuna
Palearctic Region: Alicante, Balearic Islands, Croatia, Finland, Iran, Israel, Macaronesia, North Korea, South Korea, Turkey, United Kingdom

Distribution Notes:

Nylanderia sp ants in western ghats

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