Current View: All Antweb
Change View
Cite this page

Citing AntWeb


To cite this page, please use the following:

· For print:      Citation: AntWeb. Version 8.87. California Academy of Science, online at Accessed .

· For web:

Genus: Neivamyrmex   Borgmeier, 1940 


Current Valid Name:

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Extant: 125 valid species, 1 valid subspecies

Fossil: 1 valid species

Neivamyrmex Borgmeier, 1940 PDF: 606 [as subgenus of Eciton]. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Replacement name for Acamatus Emery, 1894; junior homonym of Acamatus (Coleoptera) Schoenherr, 1833: 20.
Neivamyrmex as genus: Borgmeier, 1950c: 624; Borgmeier, 1955 PDF: 277; Smith, 1958c PDF: 108; all subsequent authors except the above entry.
Genus Neivamyrmex references
Emery, 1894d PDF: 183 (species key); Emery, 1910b PDF: 23 (diagnosis, catalogue); Gallardo, 1920 PDF: 348 (Argentina species key); Smith, 1942c PDF: 542 (U.S.A. species key); Buren, 1944a PDF: 280 (U.S.A., Iowa species key); Creighton, 1950a PDF: 66 (North America species key); Borgmeier, 1955 PDF: 277, 290 (diagnosis, all species revision, key); Watkins, 1971 PDF: 93 (U.S.A. species key); Kempf, 1972b PDF: 152 (Neotropical catalogue); Watkins, 1972 PDF: 348 (U.S.A. species key); Watkins, 1976 PDF: 11 (all species key); Smith, 1979: 1329 (North America catalogue); Watkins, 1982 PDF: 210 (Mexico species key); Watkins, 1985 PDF: 481 (U.S.A. species key); Wheeler & Wheeler, 1986g PDF: 19 (U.S.A., Nevada species key); Brandão, 1991 PDF: 359 (Neotropical catalogue); Bolton, 1995a PDF: 1051 (census); Bolton, 1995b: 287 (catalogue); Ward, 1999a PDF: 90 (modification of Watkins, 1985 key); Palacio, 1999: 154 (Colombia species key); Mackay & Mackay, 2002 PDF: 40 (U.S.A., New Mexico species key); Coovert, 2005 PDF: 30 (U.S.A., Ohio species key); Snelling & Snelling, 2007 PDF: 462 (U.S.A. species, keys); Borowiec, 2016 10.3897/zookeys.608.9427 PDF: 170 (worker, male diagnosis); Cantone, 2017 PDF: 135 (brief male diagnosis); Palacio, 2019 PDF: 613 (Colombia species key)

Taxon Page Images:

Army ants on the march. This species, Neivamyrmex californicus, is endemic to California and Baja California. Jasper Ridge, California, USA.
Image © Alex Wild. // Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, 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
Neivamyrmex   Wild, A. L., 2007, A catalogue of the ants of Paraguay (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 1622, pp. 1-55: 26, (download) 26 21367
Neivamyrmex   Ward, P. S., 2005, A synoptic review of the ants of California (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 936, pp. 1-68: -1, (download) -1 21008
Neivamyrmex   Ward, P. S., 2005, A synoptic review of the ants of California (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 936, pp. 1-68: 28, (download) 28 21008

See something amiss? Send us an email.
Log In to see maps.