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Subfamily: Ectatomminae   Emery, 1895 


Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2016)

Extant: 2 tribes, 4 genera, 264 species, 2 subspecies

Fossil: 3 genera, 12 species

Ectatommii Emery, 1895l PDF: 767 . Type-genus: Ectatomma. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Ectatomminae as poneromorph subfamily of Formicidae: Bolton, 2003 PDF: 45, 172.
Ectatomminae as formicoid subfamily of Formicidae: Ouelette, Fisher, et al. 2006: 365; Moreau, Bell, et al. 2006: 102; Brady, Schultz, et al. 2006: 18173.
Ectatomminae as formicoid ectaheteromorph subfamily of Formicidae: Ward, 2007C PDF: 556.
Tribes of Ectatomminae: Ectatommini, Typhlomyrmecini.
Subfamily Ectatomminae references
Bolton, 2003Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and classification of Formicidae. Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute 71:1-370. [2003-11-10] PDF 130789: 45, 172 (diagnosis, synopsis); Ouelette, Fisher, et al. 2006: 365 (phylogeny); Moreau, Bell, et al. 2006: 102 (phylogeny); Brady, Schultz, et al. 2006: 18173 (phylogeny); Ward, 2007CWard, P. S. 2007C. Phylogeny, classification, and species-level taxonomy of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Zootaxa 1668:549-563. [2007-12-21] PDF 132572: 556 (classification); Keller, 2011Keller, R. A. 2011. A phylogenetic analysis of ant morphology (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) with special reference to the poneromorph subfamilies. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 355:1-90. [2011-08-10] PDF 132879: 1 (morphology, phylogeny); Boudinot, 2015Boudinot, B. E. 2015. Contributions to the knowledge of Formicidae (Hymenoptera, Aculeata): a new diagnosis of the family, the first global male-based key to subfamilies, and a treatment of early branching lineages. European Journal of Taxonomy 120:1-62. PDF 142740: 51 (male diagnosis)


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