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Genus: Dilobocondyla   Santschi, 1910 


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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Extant: 21 valid species, 1 valid subspecies

Dilobocondyla Santschi, 1910h PDF: 283. Type-species: Atopomyrmex selebensis, by subsequent designation of Wheeler, 1911g PDF: 162. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Dilobocondyla as genus: all authors.
Dilobocondyla as senior synonym of Mesomyrma: Emery, 1912b PDF: 102; Viehmeyer, 1912b PDF: 19 (in list); Forel, 1918a PDF: 724; Wheeler, 1922: 677; Emery, 1924f PDF: 240; subsequent authors; Hölldobler & Wilson, 1990: 13; Bolton, 1995b: 27; Bolton, 2003 PDF: 246.
Genus Dilobocondyla catalogues
Genus Dilobocondyla references
Emery, 1924f PDF: 240 (diagnosis); Wheeler, 1924c PDF: 248 (all species key); Bolton, 1995a PDF: 1049 (census); Shattuck, 1999: 133 (Australia synopsis); Eguchi et al., 2011 PDF: 15 (diagnosis, Vietnam synopsis); Bharti & Kumar, 2013a PDF: 42 (all species key); Zettel & Bruckner, 2013 PDF: 137 (diagnosis, Philippines species key); Cantone, 2017 PDF: 199 (brief male diagnosis); Chen et al., 2019 10.11865/zs.201908 PDF: 137 (all species key).

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// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Asia: Borneo, Brunei, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam
    Oceania: Australia, Papua New Guinea
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Australasia, Indomalaya
  Native biogeographic regions (according to species list records):
    Australasia, Indomalaya, Palearctic

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Eguchi, K., Viet, B. T. & Yamane, S., 2011, Generic synopsis of the Formicidae of Vietnam (Insecta: Hymenoptera), Part I - Myrmicinae and Pseudomyrmicinae., Zootaxa 2878, pp. 1-61

Dilobocondyla SantschiHNS, 1910

Taxonomy. The genus DilobocondylaHNS is assigned to the tribe FormicoxeniniHNS (Bolton 1994, 2003). A key to the described species was given by Wheeler (1924). Workers of Vietnamese species have the following features.

Worker monomorphic; head in full-face view subrectangular; preoccipital carina distinct laterally; posterolateral corner of head with a small acute angle or denticle exterior to preoccipital carina; frontal carina distinct; antennal scrobe shallow but distinct; median portion of clypeus broadly inserted between frontal lobes; anterior clypeal margin weakly convex and with a weak emargination at midpoint; median clypeal seta, if present, indistinct; mandible triangular, with 6 teeth on masticatory margin; antenna 12-segmented, with conspicuous 3-segmented club; eye relatively large; promesonotum in lateral view hardly or weakly raised; promesonotal suture absent dorsally; metanotal groove weakly impressed dorsally; propodeum in lateral view weakly swollen posterodorsad, unarmed; propodeal lobe well developed; femora strongly and abruptly incrassate in distal two thirds; petiole elongate, cylindrical, slightly arcuate in lateral view; subpetiolar process distinct, tooth-like, located anteroventrally near articulation with mesosoma; postpetiole in lateral view with acute anteroventral angle; gaster short, oval in dorsal view.

The worker of DilobocondylaHNS is easily distinguished from that of other myrmicine genera known from Vietnam by posterolateral corner of head with a small acute angle or denticle exterior to preoccipital carina, propodeum unarmed, femora strongly and abruptly incrassate, and petiole elongate and sylindrical.

Vietnamese species. One species has been described from Vietnam: fouqueti SantschiHNS (type locality: Ha Noi). Two additional species have been recognized by us from Vietnam: sp. eg-1 (Da Lat); sp. eg-2 (Tay Ye n Tu).

Bionomics. We have rarely encountered foraging workers of DilobocondylaHNS on leaves in undergrowth of natural and man-made forests.

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