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Genus: Daceton   Perty, 1833 


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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Extant: 2 valid species

Daceton Perty, 1833: 136. Type-species: Formica armigera, by monotypy. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Daceton in Poneridae, Myrmicidae: Smith, 1858a PDF: 160.
Daceton as genus: all authors.
[Dacetum: unjustified emendation by Agassiz, 1846 PDF: 115; Schulz, 1906 PDF: 155.]
[Note: Dacetum was treated as a junior synonym of Daceton by Brown, 1973b PDF: 179; Bolton, 1995b: 26; Bolton, 2003 PDF: 187, but is best regarded as an unjustified emendation.]
Genus Daceton references
Mayr, 1865 PDF: 26 (diagnosis); Emery, 1924f PDF: 316 (diagnosis); Bolton, 1994: 105 (synoptic classification); Bolton, 1995a PDF: 1049 (census); Gronenberg, 1996: 2021 (mandible morphology); Bolton, 1999 PDF: 1653 (diagnosis, review of genus, phylogeny); Bolton, 2000: 17 (diagnosis, species synopsis); Azorsa & Sosa-Calvo, 2008 PDF: 27 (all species key); Baccaro et al., 2015 10.5281/zenodo.32912 PDF: 224 (genus in Brazil); Cantone, 2017 PDF: 199 (brief male diagnosis); Fernández & Serna, 2019 PDF: 851 (Colombia species key).
// Distribution


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

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Daceton   Azorsa, F. & Sosa-Calvo, J., 2008, Description of a remarkable new species of ant in the genus Daceton Perty (Formicidae: Dacetini) from South America., Zootaxa 1749, pp. 27-38: 29, (download) 29 21510
Daceton   Smith, F., 1858, Catalogue of the hymenopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part VI. Formicidae., London: British Museum, pp. -1--1: 160, (download) 160 8127

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