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Genus: Nomamyrmex   Borgmeier, 1936 


Current Valid Name:

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Extant: 2 valid species

Nomamyrmex Borgmeier, 1936b PDF: 55 [as subgenus of Eciton]. Type-species: Eciton crassicornis, by original designation. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Nomamyrmex as genus: Borgmeier, 1953 PDF: 4; Borgmeier, 1955 PDF: 135; Smith, 1958c PDF: 108; all subsequent authors except the entry above.
Genus Nomamyrmex references
Borgmeier, 1955 PDF: 135 (diagnosis, all species revision, key); Kempf, 1972b PDF: 164 (catalogue); Watkins, 1976 PDF: 7 (all species key); Watkins, 1977a PDF: 207 (all species key); Smith, 1979: 1329 (North America catalogue); Watkins, 1982 PDF: 215 (Mexico species key); Brandão, 1991 PDF: 360 (catalogue); Bolton, 1995a PDF: 1051 (census); Bolton, 1995b: 292 (catalogue); Palacio, 1999: 161 (Colombia species key); Borowiec, 2016 10.3897/zookeys.608.9427 PDF: 185 (worker, male diagnosis); Cantone, 2017 PDF: 138 (brief male diagnosis); Palacio, 2019 PDF: 626 (Colombia species key)

Taxon Page Images:

Nomamyrmex esenbeckii is a master predator of other ants. Here, a worker carries off a Pheidole soldier she has paralyzed, transporting the prey in typical army ant style- slung under her body. Monte Verde, Minas Gerais, Brazil.
Image © Alex Wild. // Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, United States, Venezuela
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Nearctic, Neotropical
  Native biogeographic regions (according to species list records):
    Nearctic, Neotropical

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