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Genus: Technomyrmex   Mayr, 1872 


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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Extant: 94 valid species

Fossil: 6 valid species

Technomyrmex Mayr, 1872 PDF: 147. Type-species: Technomyrmex strenuus, by monotypy. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Technomyrmex in Dolichoderinae, Tapinomini: Emery, 1913a PDF: 42; Arnold, 1915: 147; Forel, 1917 PDF: 248; Wheeler, 1922: 690; subsequent authors except those below; then Jaffe, 1993: 9; Ward et al., 2010 PDF: 361.
Genus Technomyrmex references
Forel, 1878c PDF: 380 (diagnosis); Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 166 (catalogue); Bingham, 1903 PDF: 301 (India, Sri Lanka & Burma species key); Emery, 1913a PDF: 38 (Engramma diagnosis, catalogue); Emery, 1913a PDF: 42 (diagnosis, catalogue); Arnold, 1915: 147 (diagnosis, South Africa species key); Wheeler, 1922: 201, 208, 209 (Engramma, Tapinoma, Technomyrmex diagnoses); Wheeler, 1922: 202 (Engramma species key); Wheeler, 1922: 922, 925 (Afrotropical Engramma, Technomyrmex catalogues); Wheeler, 1922: 1034 (Malagasy catalogue); Taylor & Brown, 1985: 106 (Australia catalogue); Taylor, 1987a PDF: 77 (Australia, New Caledonia & New Zealand checklist); Shattuck, 1992c PDF: 153 (diagnosis, review of genus); Shattuck, 1994 PDF: 156 (catalogue); Bolton, 1995a PDF: 1053 (census); Bolton, 1995b: 402 (catalogue); Wu & Wang, 1995a: 118 (China species key); Collingwood & Agosti, 1996 PDF: 360 (Saudi Arabia species key); Shattuck, 1999: 83 (Australia synopsis); Zhou, 2001a PDF: 158 (China, Guangxi species key); Bolton, 2007b PDF: 1 (all species revision; Afrotropical & West Palaearctic species key: 13; Malagasy species key: 43; East Palaearctic, Oriental, Malesian & Polynesian species key: 59; Austral species key: 108; New World species key: 119); Fernández & Guerrero, 2008 PDF: 110 (New World synopsis, key); Terayama, 2009 PDF: 200 (Taiwan species key); Yoshimura & Fisher, 2011 PDF: 14 (Malagasy males); Sharaf et al., 2011 PDF: 15 (Arabian Peninsula species key); Cantone, 2017 PDF: 124 (brief male diagnosis); Yamane et al., 2018 10.11646/zootaxa.4410.1.2 PDF: 36 (Taiwan species key, male genitalia); Sharaf et al., 2018 10.3897/zookeys.780.26272 PDF: 39 (Arabian checklist, species key); Guerrero, 2019 PDF: 718 (Colombia species key); Perfilieva, 2022 10.1134/S0031030122040086 PDF: 417 (wing diagnosis).

Taxon Page Images:

Litter-dwelling ants nest in a variety of pre-existing natural cavities. This African Technomyrmex has moved part of their colony into an old nutshell. Kibale forest, Uganda.
Image © Alex Wild. // Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Angola, Botswana, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Comoros, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Grande Glorieuse, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mayotte, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Reunion, Rwanda, Seychelles, South Africa, South Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
    Americas: Antigua and Barbuda, Brazil, Cayman Islands, Colombia, Costa Rica, French Guiana, Honduras, Jamaica, Panama, Puerto Rico, Saint Kitts and Nevis, United States
    Asia: Bangladesh, Borneo, Brunei, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Krakatau Islands, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, North Korea, Oman, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, United Arab Emirates, Vietnam, Yemen
    Europe: Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Gibraltar, Italy, Netherlands, Switzerland
    Oceania: Australia, Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam, Hawaii, Lord Howe Island, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Norfolk Island, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Pitcairn, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Wallis and Futuna
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Afrotropical, Australasia, Indomalaya, Malagasy, Nearctic, Neotropical, Oceania, Palearctic
  Native biogeographic regions (according to species list records):
    Afrotropical, Australasia, Indomalaya, Malagasy, Neotropical, Oceania, Palearctic

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Technomyrmex   Ward, P. S., 2005, A synoptic review of the ants of California (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 936, pp. 1-68: 28, (download) 28 21008
Technomyrmex   Forel, A., 1891, Histoire naturelle des Hymenopteres. Deuxieme partie: Les Formicides., Histoire Physique, Naturelle et Politique de Madagascar., Paris: L'Imprimerie Nationale, pp. 1-231: 97, (download) 97 6734
Technomyrmex   Wheeler, W. M., 1922, The ants collected by the American Museum Congo Expedition., Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 45, pp. 39-269: 208, (download) 208 20597

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