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Genus: Anonychomyrma   Donisthorpe, 1947 


Current Valid Name:

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Extant: 27 valid species, 5 valid subspecies

Anonychomyrma Donisthorpe, 1947c PDF: 588. Type-species: Anonychomyrma myrmex, by monotypy. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Anonychomyrma as junior synonym of Iridomyrmex: Brown, 1973b PDF: 178 [provisional]; Smith, 1979: 1417; Hölldobler & Wilson, 1990: 17; Tang et al., 1995: 89.
Anonychomyrma as genus: all authors except Smith, 1979: 1417; Hölldobler & Wilson, 1990: 17; Tang et al., 1995: 89.
[Anonichomyrma: incorrect subsequent spelling by Dlussky, 1997a PDF: 55, 57.]
Genus Anonychomyrma references
Shattuck, 1992a PDF: 13 (diagnosis); Shattuck, 1992c PDF: 37 (diagnosis, review of genus); Dlussky, 1997a PDF: 55 (in Baltic amber genera key); Shattuck, 1999: 64 (Australia synopsis); Heterick, 2009 PDF: 43 (south-western Australia species key); Cantone, 2017 PDF: 110 (brief male diagnosis); Heterick, 2021 10.18195/issn.0313-122x.86.2021.001-245 PDF: 37 (Western Australia species key).

Taxon Page Images:

An Anonychomyrma worker drops a bit of wood pulp removed from an excavation deep within the nest tree. Wilson's Promontory National Park, Victoria, Australia.
Image © Alex Wild. // Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Asia: Indonesia, Malaysia
    Oceania: Australia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Australasia, Indomalaya
  Native biogeographic regions (according to species list records):
    Australasia, Indomalaya

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