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Genus: Nylanderia   Emery, 1906 


Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Extant: 125 valid species, 25 valid subspecies

Fossil: 2 valid species

Nylanderia Emery, 1906b PDF: 133 [as subgenus of Prenolepis]. Type-species: Formica vividula, by original designation. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Nylanderia in Camponotinae, Formicini: Wheeler, 1910a PDF: 143.
Nylanderia in Camponotinae, Prenolepidini: Forel, 1917 PDF: 249.
Nylanderia as junior synonym of Paratrechina: Brown, 1973b PDF: 183 [provisional]; Trager, 1984b PDF: 51.
Nylanderia revived from synonymy: LaPolla et al., 2010a PDF: 126.
Genus Nylanderia references
For references prior to 2010, see under Paratrechina.
LaPolla et al., 2010a PDF: 126 (diagnosis, status); LaPolla et al., 2011 PDF: 4 (diagnosis, phylogeny, notes); LaPolla et al., 2011 PDF: 13 (Afrotropical species key); Kallal & LaPolla, 2012 PDF: 7 (Nearctic species key); Sarnat & Economo, 2012 PDF: 64 (Fiji species key); Wachkoo & Bharti, 2014a 10.3897/BDJ.2.e1163 PDF: 10 (India species key); Wachkoo & Bharti, 2015b 10.1016/j.japb.2015.04.007 PDF: 105 (Indian species revision, key, diagnosis); Cantone, 2017 PDF: 165 (brief male diagnosis); LaPolla & Kallal, 2019 10.11646/zootaxa.4658.3.1 PDF: 407 (West Indies key); Fernández & Ortiz-Sepúlveda, 2019 PDF: 737 (Colombia species); Messer et al., 2020 10.3897/zookeys.921.46921 PDF: 27 (key to Nearctic queens, males)

Taxon Page Images:

A nest of Nylanderia querna in the leaf litter, hidden away in a rotting acorn. The winged individuals are males. Dixon Springs, Illinois, USA.
Image © Alex Wild.


Nylanderia yerburyi in western ghats 

// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Comoros, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Europa Island, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Ile du Lys, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Macaronesia, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mayotte, Morocco, Mozambique, Reunion, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda
    Americas: Argentina, Bahamas, Belize, Bermuda, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, French Guiana, Galapagos Islands, Grenada, Guatemala, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, United States, United States Virgin Islands, Venezuela
    Asia: Afghanistan, Cambodia, China, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Japan, Myanmar, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, Vietnam
    Europe: Finland, Greece, Malta, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom
    Oceania: Australia, Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam, Hawaii, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Palau, Palmyra Atoll, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Vanuatu
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Afrotropical, Australasia, Indomalaya, Malagasy, Nearctic, Neotropical, Oceania, Palearctic
  Native biogeographic regions (according to species list records):
    Afrotropical, Australasia, Indomalaya, Malagasy, Nearctic, Neotropical, Oceania, Palearctic

Distribution Notes:

Nylanderia sp ants in western ghats

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