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Genus: Zasphinctus   Wheeler, 1918 


Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Extant: 23 valid species

Zasphinctus Wheeler, 1918a PDF: 219 [as subgenus of Eusphinctus]. Type-species: Sphinctomyrmex turneri, by monotypy. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Zasphinctus as junior synonym of Sphinctomyrmex: Brown, 1973b PDF: 185 [provisional]; Brown, 1975 PDF: 31; all subsequent authors.
Revived status as genus: Borowiec, 2016 10.3897/zookeys.608.9427 PDF: 237
Genus Zasphinctus references:
Borowiec, 2016 10.3897/zookeys.608.9427 PDF: 237 (worker, male diagnosis); Hita Garcia et al., 2017 10.3897/zookeys.693.13012 PDF: 33 (Africa new species, key to workers); Cantone, 2017 PDF: 141 (brief male diagnosis)

Taxon Page Images:

Zasphinctus froggatti. Yandoit, Victoria, Australia.
Image © Alex Wild.

// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Benin, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria, Uganda
    Asia: Thailand
    Oceania: Australia, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Afrotropical, Australasia, Indomalaya
  Native biogeographic regions (according to species list records):
    Afrotropical, Australasia, Indomalaya

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