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Genus: Epopostruma   Forel, 1895 


Current Valid Name:

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Extant: 20 valid species

Epopostruma Forel, 1895g PDF: 422 [as subgenus of Strumigenys]. Type-species: Strumigenys quadrispinosa, by subsequent designation of Wheeler, 1911g PDF: 163. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Epopostruma in Myrmicinae, Dacetini, Epopostrumiti: Brown, 1952j PDF: 10 (footnote); Brown, 1954b PDF: 465; Brown & Wilson, 1959b PDF: 281.
Epopostruma as subgenus of Strumigenys: Forel, 1895g PDF: 422.
Epopostruma as genus: Emery, 1897c PDF: 573; subsequent authors.
Genus Epopostruma references
Emery, 1924f PDF: 329 (diagnosis); Bolton, 1994: 105 (synoptic classification); Bolton, 1995a PDF: 1049 (census); Shattuck, 1999: 134 (Australia synopsis); Bolton, 1999 PDF: 1678, 1681 (morphology, diagnosis, review of genus, phylogeny); Shattuck, 2000: 53 (diagnosis, all species revision, key); Heterick, 2009 PDF: 149 (south-western Australia species key); Heterick, 2021 10.18195/issn.0313-122x.86.2021.001-245 PDF: 168 (Western Australia species key); Pettit & Andersen, 2021 10.11646/zootaxa.5048.1.9 PDF: 143 (updated portion of species key).

Taxon Page Images:

Epopostruma frosti worker foraging on a Eucalyptus trunk. Peebinga Conservation Park, South Australia.
Image © Alex Wild. // Distribution


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

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