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Genus: Typhlomyrmex   Mayr, 1862 


Classification:

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2017)

Taxon Page Images:



One of the rarest ants in the United States is this Typhlomyrmex. This individual was seen and photographed by Alex Wild in the mountains of southern Arizona in 2005, but has not been collected elsewhere. The species remains unnamed and is the only member of the genus to be found north of Mexico. [specimen record at AntWeb.] Portal, Arizona, USA.
Image © Alex Wild.

Distribution:

(based on species list records)   Genus is native to: Nearctic, Neotropical bioregions.

Nearctic Region: United States
Neotropical Region: Alajuela, Americas, Aragua, Argentina, Bahia, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Canindeyú, Caribbean, Cayo, Central, Central America, Chiapas, Chontales, Coclé, Colombia, Comayagua, Cordillera, Costa Caribe Norte, Costa Rica, Darién, Ecuador, Francisco Morazán, French Guiana, Gracias a Dios, Guadeloupe, Guanacaste, Guatemala, Guyana, Heredia, Honduras, Izabal, Jinotega, Lempira, Limón, Loreto, Madre de Dios, Matagalpa, Mato Grosso do Sul, Mexico, Minas Gerais, Nicaragua, Nueva Segovia, Oaxaca, Panama, Paraguay, Paraná, Peru, Petén, Pichincha, Puntarenas, San José, Santa Catarina, Santa Cruz, South America, Suchitepéquez, Suriname, Venezuela, Veracruz

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Typhlomyrmex   Brown, W. L., 1950, Morphological, taxonomic and other notes on ants., Wasmann Journal of Biology 8, pp. 241-250: 245, (download) 245 2360
Typhlomyrmex n. g.  Mayr, G., 1862, Myrmecologische Studien., Verhandlungen der Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien 12, pp. 649-776: 736, (download) 736 4445
Typhlomyrmex   Lacau, S., Villemant, C. & Delabie, J. H. C., 2004, Typhlomyrmex meire, a remarkable new species endemic to Southern Bahia, Brazil (Formicidae: Ectatomminae)., Zootaxa 678, pp. 1-23: 1-3, (download) 1-3 20353


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