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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):
    Africa: Seychelles
    Americas: Aruba, Peru
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
  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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