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Genus: Ectomomyrmex   Mayr, 1867 


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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Extant: 27 valid species, 4 valid subspecies

Ectomomyrmex Mayr, 1867a PDF: 83. Type-species: Ectomomyrmex javanus, by subsequent designation of Bingham, 1903 PDF: 85. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Ectomomyrmex in Ponerinae, Ponerini: Emery, 1895l PDF: 767; Forel, 1900f PDF: 321; Emery, 1911e PDF: 78 [subtribe Pachycondylini]; Wheeler, 1922: 648; all subsequent authors.
Ectomomyrmex as junior synonym of Pachycondyla: Brown, 1973b PDF: 180 [provisional]; Snelling, 1981: 389; Hölldobler & Wilson, 1990: 11; Brown, 1994: 164; Bolton, 2003 PDF: 166.
[Ectomyrmex Donisthorpe, 1943g: 641, incorrect subsequent spelling.]
Genus Ectomomyrmex references
Schmidt & Shattuck, 2014 10.11646/zootaxa.3817.1.1 PDF: 191 (diagnosis, synoptic description, distribution, ecology and behavior, phylogenetic and taxonomic considerations); Cantone, 2017 PDF: 258 (brief male diagnosis)

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// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Asia: Bangladesh, Borneo, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, North Korea, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam
    Oceania: Australia, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Australasia, Indomalaya, Oceania, Palearctic
  Native biogeographic regions (according to species list records):
    Australasia, Indomalaya, Oceania, Palearctic

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