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Genus: Paratrechina   Motschoulsky, 1863 


Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2015)

5 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

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: 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, Brady & Shattuck, 2010A PDF: 127 (diagnosis); LaPolla, Hawkes & Fisher, 2013 PDF: 71 (review, diagnosis, key to species); LaPolla & Fisher, 2014 PDF: 38 (diagnosis, world species key).

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.

Taxon Page Author History

On 2013-08-23 08:06:42 Zach Lieberman modified Images
On 2013-08-23 08:06:16 Zach Lieberman modified Images

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