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Genus: Ocymyrmex   Emery, 1886 


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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Extant: 34 valid species

Ocymyrmex Emery, 1886b PDF: 364. Type-species: Ocymyrmex barbiger, by monotypy. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Ocymyrmex in Myrmicinae, Ocymyrmecini: Emery, 1914e PDF: 41; Arnold, 1916 PDF: 194; Forel, 1917 PDF: 245; Wheeler, 1922: 664; Emery, 1924f PDF: 270; all subsequent authors to the following.
Genus Ocymyrmex references
Emery, 1892: 116 (all species key); Arnold, 1916 PDF: 194 (diagnosis, South Africa species key); Wheeler, 1922: 891 (catalogue); Emery, 1924f PDF: 270 (diagnosis, catalogue); Bolton, 1981b PDF: 260 (diagnosis, all species revision, key); Bolton & Marsh, 1989 PDF: 1267 (diagnosis, revised key); Bolton, 1995a PDF: 1051 (census); Bolton, 1995b: 294 (catalogue); Cantone, 2017 PDF: 222 (brief male diagnosis)
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Angola, Botswana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
    Americas: United States
  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
Ocymyrmex n. gen  Emery, C., 1886, Alcune formiche africane., Bollettino della Societa Entomologica Italiana 18, pp. 355-366: 364, (download) 364 3744
Ocymyrmex   Bolton, B., 1981, A revision of six minor genera of Myrmicinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in the Ethiopian zoogeographical region., Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) Entomology 43, pp. 245-307: 260-262, (download) 260-262 6438

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