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Genus: Syscia   Roger, 1861 


Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Extant: 39 valid species

Syscia Roger, 1861a PDF: 19. Type-species: Syscia typhla, by monotypy. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Syscia in Ponerinae: Mayr, 1862 PDF: 714 (in key) [Poneridae]; Mayr, 1865 PDF: 15 [Poneridae]; Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 17.
Syscia as junior synonym of Cerapachys: Kempf, 1972b PDF: 76; Brown, 1975 PDF: 18; all subsequent authors.
Revived status as genus: Borowiec, 2016 10.3897/zookeys.608.9427 PDF: 219
Genus Syscia references:
Borowiec, 2016 10.3897/zookeys.608.9427 PDF: 219 (worker, male diagnosis); Cantone, 2017 PDF: 140 (brief male diagnosis); Palacio, 2019 PDF: 626 (Colombia species key); Longino & Branstetter, 2021 10.1093/isd/ixab001 PDF (New World species); Aswaj et al., 2021 10.3897/zookeys.1056.68722 PDF: 69 (India species key)
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Belize, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, United States, Venezuela
    Asia: China, India, Japan, Sri Lanka, Thailand
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Indomalaya, Nearctic, Neotropical, Palearctic
  Native biogeographic regions (according to species list records):
    Indomalaya, Nearctic, Neotropical, Palearctic

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