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Genus: Sphinctomyrmex   Mayr, 1866 


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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Extant: 3 valid species

Sphinctomyrmex Mayr, 1866b PDF: 895. Type-species: Sphinctomyrmex stali, by monotypy. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Sphinctomyrmex in Dorylidae: Mayr, 1866b PDF: 895; Forel, 1878c PDF: 365 (footnote).
Genus Sphinctomyrmex references
Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 16 (catalogue); Bingham, 1903 PDF: 25 (India, Sri Lanka & Burma species key); Emery, 1911e PDF: 6 (diagnosis, catalogue); Emery, 1911e PDF: 7 (Sphinctomyrmex (Eusphinctus) diagnosis, catalogue); Wheeler, 1918a PDF: 224 (Australia Eusphinctus species key); Wheeler, 1922: 639 (Eusphinctus subgenera key); Wheeler, 1922: 755 (Afrotropical catalogue); Chapman & Capco, 1951 PDF: 21 (Asia checklist); Kempf, 1972b PDF: 241 (Neotropical catalogue); Brown, 1975 PDF: 31 (diagnosis, key); Taylor & Brown, 1985: 49 (Australia catalogue); Taylor, 1987a PDF: 73 (Australia, New Caledonia checklist); Bolton, 1995a PDF: 1052 (census); Bolton, 1995b: 392 (catalogue); Shattuck, 1999: 62 (Australia synopsis); Heterick, 2009 PDF: 131 (south-western Australia species key); Feitosa et al., 2011 10.1155/2012/342623 PDF: 3 (Neotropical species key);. Jaitrong et al., 2016 PDF: 1 (Thai species key); Borowiec, 2016 10.3897/zookeys.608.9427 PDF: 214 (worker, male diagnosis); Cantone, 2017 PDF: 140 (brief male diagnosis)

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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Ivory Coast
    Americas: Brazil
    Oceania: Australia
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
  Native biogeographic regions (according to species list records):

Distribution Notes:

Agasthyamalais of Southern India

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Sphinctomyrmex   Brown, W. L., 1975, Contributions toward a reclassification of the Formicidae. V. Ponerinae, tribes Platythyreini, Cerapachyini, Cylindromyrmecini, Acanthostichini, and Aenictogitini., Search: Agriculture; Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station 15, pp. 1-115: 31-33, (download) 31-33 6751
Aethiopopone n. gen  Santschi, F., 1930, Description de formicides éthiopiens nouveaux ou peu connus. V., Bulletin et Annales de la Societe Entomologique de Belge 70, pp. 49-77: 49, (download) 49 3641
Sphinctomyrmex nov. gen  Mayr, G., 1866, Diagnosen neuer und wenig gekannter Formiciden., Verhandlungen der Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien 16, pp. 885-908: 895, (download) 895 4366

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