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Genus: Gnamptogenys   Roger, 1863 


Current Valid Name:

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Extant: 32 valid species

Fossil: 5 valid species

Gnamptogenys Roger, 1863a PDF: 174. Type-species: Ponera tornata, by subsequent designation of Emery, 1911e PDF: 44. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

[Type-species not Ectatomma concinna, unjustified subsequent designation by Wheeler, 1911g PDF: 164; see Emery, 1912d PDF: 271 and Wheeler, 1913a PDF: 79.]
Gnamptogenys in Ponerinae: Mayr, 1865 PDF: 15 [Poneridae].
Gnamptogenys in Ponerinae, Ectatommini: Emery, 1895l PDF: 767; Emery, 1911e PDF: 44; Forel, 1917 PDF: 236; Wheeler, 1922: 643; all subsequent authors to the following.
Gnamptogenys as genus: Roger, 1863a PDF: 174; Forel, 1917 PDF: 236; Brown, 1958g PDF: 211; all subsequent authors.
Genus Gnamptogenys references
Roger, 1863b PDF: 19 (catalogue); Mayr, 1863a PDF: 422 (catalogue); Mayr, 1865 PDF: 15 (diagnosis); Mayr, 1870b PDF: 963 (all species key); Mayr, 1887 PDF: 540 (diagnosis); Emery, 1889: 494 (Ectatomma (Stictoponera) species key); Emery, 1896g PDF: 43, 44 Gnamptogenys (Holcoponera), Gnamptogenys (Gnamptogenys) species keys; Forel, 1900f PDF: 316 (India & Sri Lanka species key); Bingham, 1903 PDF: 82 (India, Sri Lanka & Burma species key); Emery, 1911e PDF: 34 (Rhopalopone diagnosis, catalogue); Emery, 1911e PDF: 40 (Holcoponera diagnosis, catalogue); Emery, 1911e PDF: 43 (Ectatomma (Poneracantha) diagnosis, catalogue); Emery, 1911e PDF: 44 (Ectatomma (Parectatomma) & Gnamptogenys (Gnamptogenys) diagnoses, catalogues); Emery, 1911e PDF: 46 (Emeryella diagnosis, catalogue); Emery, 1911e PDF: 46 (Alfaria diagnosis, catalogue); Emery, 1911e PDF: 47 (Stictoponera diagnosis, catalogue); Gallardo, 1918c PDF: 22, 42 (Argentina species key); Mann, 1919 PDF: 286 (Wheeleripone species key); Wheeler, 1924c PDF: 240 (Rhopalopone species key); Santschi, 1929h PDF: 471 (Holcoponera species key); Chapman & Capco, 1951 PDF: 26, 29 (Asia Rhopalopone, Stictoponera checklists); Brown, 1954h PDF: 1 (Gnamptogenys coxalis group species); Brown, 1956d PDF: 489 (Holcoponera species notes); Brown, 1958g PDF: 211 (revision of genus, all species keys); Brown, 1958g PDF: 230 (New World species revision, key); Brown, 1958g PDF: 237 (Old World species revision, key); Kempf, 1972b PDF: 111 (Neotropical catalogue); Smith, 1979: 1337 (North America catalogue); Taylor & Brown, 1985: 30 (Australia catalogue); Taylor, 1987a PDF: 28 (Australia checklist); Brandão & Lattke, 1990 PDF: 489 (Alfaria group, status); Lattke, 1990b PDF: 22 (Venezuela species key); Hölldobler & Wilson, 1990: 10 (synoptic classification); Brandão, 1991 PDF: 344 (Neotropical catalogue); Lattke, 1992a PDF: 123 (Gnamptogenys minuta group, key); Bolton, 1995a PDF: 1049 (census); Bolton, 1995b: 208 (catalogue); Lattke, 1995 PDF: 149 (New World species revision, key); Wu & Wang, 1995a: 36 (China species key); Xu & Zhang, 1996 PDF: 56 (China species key); Shattuck, 1999: 185 (Australia synopsis); Zhou, 2001a PDF: 31 (China, Guangxi species key); Lattke, 2004 PDF: 51 (Old World species revision, key); Lattke et al., 2007 PDF: 257 (New World species key); Lattke et al., 2008 PDF: 68 (Colombia species key); Lattke & Delsinne, 2016 PDF: 141 (minuta group species); Chen et al., 2017 10.3897/jhr.54.10816 PDF: 93 (China species key); Cantone, 2017 PDF: 143 (brief male diagnosis); Feitosa & Prada-Achiardi, 2019 PDF: 666 (Colombia species key); Camacho et al., 2020 PDF: 452 (Neotropical species key); Camacho et al., 2022 10.1093/isd/ixab026 PDF: 10 (female diagnosis).

Taxon Page Images:

Gnamptogenys mordax adults, pupae, and larvae. Ants darken as they age, so the different colors of the adults in this photo indicates time since eclosion. Venezuela.
Image © Alex Wild.

Gnamptogenys binghami, Kerala. Dr Kalesh Sadasivan 2016

// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Argentina, Barbados, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Martinique, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Saint Lucia, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, United States, Venezuela
    Asia: Brunei, Cambodia, China, Laos, Malaysia, Nicobar Island, Singapore, Vietnam
    Oceania: Fiji
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Australasia, Indomalaya, Nearctic, Neotropical, Oceania
  Native biogeographic regions (according to species list records):
    Nearctic, Neotropical

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Gnamptogenys nov. gen  Roger, J., 1863, Die neu aufgeführten Gattungen und Arten meines Formiciden-Verzeichnisses, nebst Ergänzung einiger früher gegeben Beschreibungen., Berliner Entomologische Zeitschrift 7, pp. 131-214: 174, (download) 174 4101
Gnamptogenys   Mayr, G., 1866, Diagnosen neuer und wenig gekannter Formiciden., Verhandlungen der Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien 16, pp. 885-908: 892-893, (download) 892-893 4366

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