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Genus: Allomerus   Mayr, 1878 


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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Extant: 8 valid species

Allomerus Mayr, 1878 PDF: 873. Type-species: Allomerus decemarticulatus, by subsequent designation of Wheeler, 1911g PDF: 158. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Allomerus in Myrmicinae, Megalomyrmex genus group: Ettershank, 1966 PDF: 81; in Solenopsis genus group: Bolton, 1987 PDF: 271.
Genus Allomerus references
Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 78 (catalogue); Emery, 1922c PDF: 188 (diagnosis, catalogue); Ettershank, 1966 PDF: 111 (diagnosis, review of genus, checklist); Kempf, 1972b PDF: 18 (catalogue); Bolton, 1987 PDF: 282 (review of genus); Brandão, 1991 PDF: 324 (catalogue); Bolton, 1995a PDF: 1047 (census); Bolton, 1995b: 61 (catalogue); Fernández, 2007a PDF: 163 (all species revision, key); Cantone, 2017 PDF: 185 (brief male diagnosis); Fernández & Serna, 2019 PDF: 834 (Colombia species)

Taxon Page Images:

The stem-hugging galleries of Allomerus octoarticulatus ants are made of fungal hyphae growing through a matrix of detritus. Jatun Sacha reserve, Napo, Ecuador.
Image © Alex Wild. // Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Venezuela
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
  Native biogeographic regions (according to species list records):

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