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Subfamily: Leptanillinae   Emery, 1910 


Current Valid Name:

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Extant: 2 valid tribes, 7 valid genera, 70 valid species

Leptanillini Emery, 1910b PDF: 32. Type-genus: Leptanilla. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Leptanillinae as family: Bernard, 1951c: 1053 [Leptanillidae].
Leptanillinae as leptanillomorph subfamily of Formicidae: Bolton, 2003 PDF: 39, 151.
Leptanillinae as subfamily incertae sedis in Formicidae: Ward, 2007c PDF: 555.
Tribes of Leptanillinae: Anomalomyrmini, Leptanillini
Subfamily and tribes references
Emery, 1904a PDF: 107 (anatomy, affinities); Wheeler, 1910a PDF: 138 (diagnosis); Wheeler, 1928 PDF: 85 (larva); Wheeler & Wheeler, 1930 PDF: 199 (diagnosis); Morley, 1939 PDF: 114 (phylogeny); Kutter, 1948 PDF: 293 (diagnosis); Brown, 1954e PDF: 28 (phylogeny); Bernard, 1967a PDF: 90 (diagnosis); Petersen, 1968 PDF: 577 (tribe, males); Gotwald, 1969b PDF: 97 (mouthparts morphology); Wheeler & Wheeler, 1972a PDF: 37 (diagnosis); Brown, 1973b PDF: 166 (genera, distribution); Wheeler & Wheeler, 1976b PDF: 46 (larvae, review & synthesis); Baroni Urbani, 1977c PDF: 430 (diagnosis, revision); Snelling, 1981: 392 (synoptic classification); Wheeler & Wheeler, 1985b PDF: 257 (synoptic classification); Dlussky & Fedoseeva, 1988: 79 (synoptic classification); Hölldobler & Wilson, 1990: 9 onward (synoptic classification, genera keys); Bolton, 1990b PDF: 269 (diagnosis, revision of tribes, synoptic classification, key); Kugler, 1992 PDF: 103 (sting structure); Baroni Urbani et al., 1992 PDF: 316, 317 (phylogeny); Bolton, 1994: 69 (diagnosis, synoptic classification, genera key); Bolton, 1995a PDF: 1040 (census); Bolton, 1995b: 9, 12 (catalogue); Ogata et al., 1995 PDF: 32 (genera, classification); Shattuck, 1999: 117 (Australia, synopsis); Bolton, 2003 PDF: 39, 151 (diagnosis, synopsis); Ouellette et al., 2006 PDF: 359 (phylogeny) ; Terayama, 2009 PDF: 125 (Taiwan genera key); Borowiec et al., 2011 PDF: 13 (genera key); Keller, 2011 PDF: 1 (morphology, phylogeny); General & Alpert, 2012 PDF: 73 (Philippines genera key); Xu, 2012c PDF: 479 (genera key); Boudinot, 2015 PDF: 29 (male diagnosis, classification); Fisher & Bolton, 2016: 49 (worker diagnosis); Griebenow, 2020 10.25849/myrmecol.news_030:229 PDF: 235 (phylogeny, diagnosis, tribal revision, key to known males)
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Algeria, Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda
    Asia: Borneo, China, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen
    Europe: France, Italy, Malta, Portugal, Spain
    Oceania: Australia, Palau, Papua New Guinea
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Afrotropical, Australasia, Indomalaya, Oceania, Palearctic

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