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Genus: Dorymyrmex   Mayr, 1866 


Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Extant: 61 valid species, 26 valid subspecies

Dorymyrmex Mayr, 1866a PDF: 494. Type-species: Dorymyrmex flavescens, by monotypy. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Dorymyrmex in Dolichoderinae: Forel, 1878c PDF: 383 [Dolichoderidae]; Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 167; Emery, 1895l PDF: 771; Forel, 1899f PDF: 103; Wheeler, 1910a PDF: 142; all subsequent authors.
Dorymyrmex in Dolichoderidae: Ashmead, 1905c PDF: 384.
Genus Dorymyrmex references
Mayr, 1868b PDF: 165 (diagnosis); Forel, 1878c PDF: 383 (diagnosis); Cresson, 1887 PDF: 257 (U.S.A. catalogue); Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 167 (catalogue); André, 1903b PDF: 364 (species key); Emery, 1913a PDF: 36 (diagnosis, catalogue); Gallardo, 1916b PDF: 21 (Argentina species key); Wheeler, 1922: 689 (subgenera key); Cole, 1942 PDF: 371 (U.S.A., Utah species key); Creighton, 1950a PDF: 348 (North America species key); Kusnezov, 1952j PDF: 428 (subgenera key); Kempf, 1972b PDF: 25, 78, 99 (Neotropical Araucomyrmex, Conomyrma, Dorymyrmex catalogues); Snelling, 1973b PDF: 1 (U.S.A. Conomyrma species, revision); Snelling & Hunt, 1975 PDF: 96 (Chile Araucomyrmex species key); Smith, 1979: 1419 (North America catalogue); Allred, 1982: 444 (U.S.A., Utah Conomyrma species key); Wheeler & Wheeler, 1986g PDF: 57 (U.S.A., Nevada Conomyrma species key); Trager, 1988a PDF: 14 (Southeastern U.S.A. Conomyrma species revision, key); Johnson, 1989b PDF: 191 (U.S.A. Conomyrma species revision, key); Brandão, 1991 PDF: 327, 338, 340 (catalogue); Shattuck, 1992c PDF: 77 (diagnosis, review of genus); Shattuck, 1994 PDF: 73 (catalogue); Snelling, 1995a PDF: 9 (U.S.A. species revision, key); Bolton, 1995a PDF: 1049 (census); Bolton, 1995b: 181 (catalogue); Mackay & Mackay, 2002 PDF: 222 (U.S.A., New Mexico species key); Cuezzo & Guerrero, 2012 10.1155/2012/516058 PDF: 4 (Colombia species key); Cantone, 2017 PDF: 116 (brief male diagnosis); Guerrero, 2019 PDF: 708 (Colombia species key).

Taxon Page Images:

Dorymyrmex bureni at the nest entrance. Archbold Biological Station, Florida, USA.
Image © Alex Wild. // Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Argentina, Aruba, Bahamas, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Galapagos Islands, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Nearctic, Neotropical
  Native biogeographic regions (according to species list records):
    Nearctic, Neotropical

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Dorymyrmex   Wild, A. L., 2007, A catalogue of the ants of Paraguay (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 1622, pp. 1-55: 24, (download) 24 21367
Dorymyrmex   Ward, P. S., 2005, A synoptic review of the ants of California (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 936, pp. 1-68: 26, (download) 26 21008
Dorymyrmex   Ward, P. S., 2005, A synoptic review of the ants of California (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 936, pp. 1-68: -1, (download) -1 21008
Dorymyrmex nov. gen  Mayr, G., 1866, Myrmecologische Beitraege., Sitzungsberichte der Koenigliche Akademie der Wissenschaften, Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Classe 53, pp. 484-517: 11-12, (download) 11-12 4365

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