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Genus: Typhlomyrmex   Mayr, 1862 


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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

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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


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, United States, Venezuela
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Nearctic, Neotropical

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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