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Genus: Calomyrmex   Emery, 1895 


Current Valid Name:

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Extant: 9 valid species, 5 valid subspecies

Calomyrmex Emery, 1895l PDF: 772. Type-species: Formica laevissima, by monotypy. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Calomyrmex in Formicinae, Camponotini: Wheeler, 1922: 700; Emery, 1925d PDF: 174; all subsequent authors except the following.
Genus Calomyrmex references
Emery, 1896j PDF: 378 (catalogue); Emery, 1898a PDF: 227 (additions to 1896a catalogue); Emery, 1925d PDF: 174 (diagnosis, catalogue); Chapman & Capco, 1951 PDF: 220 (Asia checklist); Taylor & Brown, 1985: 108 (Australia catalogue); Taylor, 1987a PDF: 10 (Australia checklist); Bolton, 1994: 50 (synoptic classification); Bolton, 1995a PDF: 1048 (census); Bolton, 1995b: 82 (catalogue); Shattuck, 1999: 89 (Australia synopsis); Bolton, 2003 PDF: 112 (synopsis); Heterick, 2009 PDF: 60 (south-western Australia species key); Cantone, 2017 PDF: 151 (brief male diagnosis); Ward & Boudinot, 2021 10.3897/asp.79.e66978 PDF: 50 (male identification)

Taxon Page Images:

A colorful Calomyrmex laevissimus worker forages along a leaf in an Australian rainforest. Mungkan Kandju National Park, Queensland, Australia.
Image © Alex Wild. // Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Asia: China, Indonesia
    Oceania: Australia, Papua New Guinea
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Australasia, Indomalaya
  Native biogeographic regions (according to species list records):
    Australasia, Indomalaya

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