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Genus: Paratrechina   Motschoulsky, 1863 

Classification:

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

Extant: 6 valid species

Paratrechina Motschoulsky, 1863: 13. Type-species: Paratrechina currens (junior synonym of Formica longicornis), by subsequent designation of Wheeler, 1911g PDF: 170. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Paratrechina as junior synonym of Prenolepis: Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 177; Wheeler, 1922: 940.
Paratrechina as genus: Emery, 1925d PDF: 216; all subsequent authors.
Genus Paratrechina references
References prior to 2010 also include Nylanderia and Paraparatrechina.
André, 1882b: 203 (Europe & Algeria species key); Forel, 1894c PDF: 406 (India & Sri Lanka species key); Wheeler, 1922: 941, 1037 (Afrotropical, Malagasy Paratrechina (Nylanderia) catalogues); Emery, 1925d PDF: 216 (diagnosis, catalogue); Emery, 1925d PDF: 217 (Paratrechina (Nylanderia) diagnosis, catalogue); Emery, 1925d PDF: 224 (Andragnathus diagnosis, catalogue); Finzi, 1936 PDF: 191 (Egypt species key); Buren, 1944a PDF: 295 (U.S.A., Iowa species key); Creighton, 1950a PDF: 404 (North America species key); Chapman & Capco, 1951 PDF: 197, 214, 218 (Asia Andragnathus, Nylanderia, Paratrechina checklists); Kusnezov, 1956a PDF: 32 (Argentina species key); Bernard, 1967a PDF: 347 (diagnosis, Western Europe species key); Kempf, 1972b PDF: 166, 182 (Neotropical Nylanderia, Paratrechina catalogues); Alayo, 1974 PDF: 26 (Cuba species key); Arnol'di & Dlussky, 1978: 556 (former European U.S.S.R. species key); Smith, 1979: 1442 (North America, catalogue); Trager, 1984b PDF: 65 (Nearctic species revision, key); Wheeler & Wheeler, 1986g PDF: 64 (U.S.A., Nevada species key); Collingwood, 1985 PDF: 298 (Saudi Arabia species key); Taylor & Brown, 1985: 129 (Australia catalogue); Taylor, 1987a PDF: 52 (Australia, New Caledonia & New Zealand checklist); Brandão, 1991 PDF: 365 (Neotropical catalogue); Morisita, Kubota, et al., 1991: 20 (Japan species key); Bolton, 1995a PDF: 1051 (census); Bolton, 1995b: 312 (catalogue); Wu & Wang, 1995a: 150 (China species key); Collingwood & Agosti, 1996 PDF: 369 (Saudi Arabia species key); Terayama, 1999C PDF: 50 (Japan species key); Shattuck, 1999: 104 (Australia synopsis); Zhou, 2001A PDF: 177 (China, Guangxi species key); Mackay & MacKay, 2002 PDF: 354 (U.S.A., New Mexico species key); Terayama, 2009 PDF: 210 (Taiwan species key); Heterick, 2009 PDF: 104 (south-western Australia species key); LaPolla et al., 2010A PDF: 127 (diagnosis); LaPolla et al., 2013 PDF: 71 (review, diagnosis, key to species); LaPolla & Fisher, 2014 PDF: 38 (diagnosis, world species key); Cantone, 2017 PDF: 167 (brief male diagnosis)

Taxon Page Images:



Paratrechina longicornis - black crazy ant. Along a sun-soaked beach on a Panamanian island, ants drink from nectaries on the underside of a leaf. Many plants attract ants with nectaries, and the ants in return help remove the plant's herbivorous pests. Isla Contadora, Panama.
Image © Alex Wild.

Distribution:

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

Afrotropical Region: Angola, Cameroon, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Australasia Region: Australia, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu
Indomalaya Region: India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nepal, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam
Malagasy Region: Comoros, Europa Island, Grande Glorieuse, Ile du Lys, Juan de Nova Island, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mayotte, Reunion, Seychelles
Nearctic Region: United States
Neotropical Region: Barbados, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Chile, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Montserrat, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Puerto Rico, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela
Oceania Region: Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam, Hawaii, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Samoa, Tonga
Palearctic Region: Belgium, China, France, Iran, Japan, Macaronesia, Malta, Morocco, Oman, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, United Arab Emirates, Yemen

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Paratrechina   Wild, A. L., 2007, A catalogue of the ants of Paraguay (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 1622, pp. 1-55: 29, (download) 29 21367
Paratrechina   Ward, P. S., 2005, A synoptic review of the ants of California (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 936, pp. 1-68: 30, (download) 30 21008
Paratrechina   Wild, A. L., 2007, A catalogue of the ants of Paraguay (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 1622, pp. 1-55: 29, (download) 29 21367
Paratrechina   Wild, A. L., 2007, A catalogue of the ants of Paraguay (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 1622, pp. 1-55: 29, (download) 29 21367
Paratrechina   Ward, P. S., 2005, A synoptic review of the ants of California (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 936, pp. 1-68: -1, (download) -1 21008
Paratrechina   Mohamed, S., Zalat, S. & Fadl, H., 2001, Taxonomy of ant species (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) collected by pitfall traps from Sinai and Delta region, Egypt., Egyptian Journal of Natural History 3, pp. 40-61: 46, (download) 46 21622
Paratrechina   Collingwood, C. A., 1979, The Formicidae (Hymenoptera) of Fennoscandia and Denmark., Fauna Entomologica Scandinavica 8, pp. 1-174: 108-110, (download) 108-110 6175
Paratrechina   Wild, A. L., 2007, A catalogue of the ants of Paraguay (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 1622, pp. 1-55: 29, (download) 29 21367


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