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Genus: Mycetosoritis   Wheeler, 1907 


Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

3 species

Mycetosoritis Wheeler, 1907d PDF: 714 [as subgenus of Atta]. Type-species: Atta hartmanni, by monotypy. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Genus Mycetosoritis references
Kempf, 1972b PDF: 146 (catalogue); Smith, 1979: 1410 (North America catalogue); Bolton, 1994: 105 (synoptic classification); Bolton, 1995a PDF: 1050 (census); Bolton, 1995b: 269 (catalogue); Cantone, 2017 PDF: 214 (brief male diagnosis)

Taxon Page Images:

Mycetosoritis hartmanni in their subterranean fungus garden. The fungus- a white stringy material- grows between the bits of debris fed to it by the ants. The ants then feed from the fungus- a true agricultural system. Smithville, Texas, USA.
Image © Alex Wild.


   (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists)   Genus is native to: Nearctic, Neotropical bioregions (based on species list records).

Nearctic Region: United States
Neotropical Region: Bolivia, Brazil, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

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