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Genus: Brachymyrmex   Mayr, 1868 

Classification:

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Extant: 44 valid species, 17 valid subspecies

Brachymyrmex Mayr, 1868b PDF: 163. Type-species: Brachymyrmex patagonicus, by monotypy. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Brachymyrmex in Camponotinae: Forel, 1878c PDF: 375 [Camponotidae]; Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 174.
Brachymyrmex in Formicinae, Dimorphomyrmecini: Emery, 1925d PDF: 40 [subtribe Brachymyrmecini]; Donisthorpe, 1943g: 628.
Genus Brachymyrmex references
Forel, 1878c PDF: 375 (diagnosis); André, 1882b: 214 (Europe & Algeria species); Cresson, 1887 PDF: 255 (U.S.A. catalogue); Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 174 (catalogue); Wheeler, 1922: 1036 (Malagasy catalogue); Santschi, 1923b PDF: 652 (diagnosis, all species key); Emery, 1925d PDF: 40 (diagnosis, catalogue); Emery, 1925d PDF: 43 (Brachymyrmex (Bryscha) diagnosis, catalogue); Creighton, 1950a PDF: 356 (North America species, review); Bernard, 1967a PDF: 279 (diagnosis); Kempf, 1972b PDF: 37 (Neotropical catalogue); Alayo, 1974 PDF: 26 (Cuba species key); Smith, 1979: 1424 (North America catalogue); Brandão, 1991 PDF: 331 (catalogue); Bolton, 1995a PDF: 1048 (census); Bolton, 1995b: 81 (catalogue); Quiran et al., 2004 PDF: 275 (diagnosis); Ortiz & Fernández, 2014 PDF: 13 (review of species with tumuliform metathoracic spiracles, key); Wilson et al., 2016 10.3897/JHR.50.8697 PDF: 81 (male genitalia); Cantone, 2017 PDF: 149 (brief male diagnosis)

Taxon Page Images:



Brachymyrmex patagonicus is a South American rover ant that is spreading rapidly across the southern and western United States. Here, workers of this tiny species are dwarfed by a small drop of honey. Tucson, Arizona, USA.
Image © Alex Wild.

Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Cabo Verde, Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mozambique, Reunion, Seychelles, Tanzania, Tromelin Island
    Americas: Argentina, Bahamas, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, United States, Uruguay
    Europe: Spain, Switzerland
    Oceania: Hawaii, New Caledonia, Samoa, Solomon Islands
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Afrotropical, Australasia, Malagasy, Nearctic, Neotropical, Oceania, Palearctic
  Native biogeographic regions (according to species list records):
    Nearctic, Neotropical

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Brachymyrmex   Wild, A. L., 2007, A catalogue of the ants of Paraguay (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 1622, pp. 1-55: 27, (download) 27 21367
Brachymyrmex   Wild, A. L., 2007, A catalogue of the ants of Paraguay (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 1622, pp. 1-55: 27, (download) 27 21367
Brachymyrmex   Ward, P. S., 2005, A synoptic review of the ants of California (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 936, pp. 1-68: 28, (download) 28 21008


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