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Genus: Proformica   Ruzsky, 1902 


Current Valid Name:

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Extant: 30 valid species, 2 valid subspecies

Proformica Ruzsky, 1902d PDF: 13 [as subgenus of Formica]. Type-species: Formica nasuta, by monotypy. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

[Proformica also described as new by Ruzsky, 1903b PDF: 303.]
Proformica in Camponotinae, Formicini: Forel, 1917 PDF: 250.
Proformica in Formicinae, Formicini: Bondroit, 1918 PDF: 40; Wheeler, 1922: 699; Emery, 1925d PDF: 242; all subsequent authors except the following.
Proformica as genus: Bondroit, 1918 PDF: 40; Kuznetsov-Ugamsky, 1927b PDF: 26; Kuznetsov-Ugamsky, 1928a PDF: 7; subsequent authors except the above.
Genus Proformica references
Emery, 1925d PDF: 242 (Formica (Proformica) diagnosis, catalogue); Kuznetsov-Ugamsky, 1927b PDF: 28 (Turkestan species key); Kuznetsov-Ugamsky, 1928a PDF: 7 (central Asia species key); Bernard, 1967a PDF: 282 (diagnosis, Western Europe species key); Dlussky, 1969a PDF: 231 (Russia and contiguous countries, key); Tarbinsky, 1976 PDF: 165 (Kyrghyzstan species key); Collingwood, 1978 PDF: 92 (Iberian Peninsula species key); Agosti & Collingwood, 1987b PDF: 287 (Balkans species key); Atanassov & Dlussky, 1992: 287 (Bulgaria species key); Agosti, 1994b PDF: 112 (diagnosis, review of genus); Radchenko, 1994b: 115 (South Siberia species key); Arakelian, 1994 PDF: 109 (Armenia species key); Bolton, 1994: 50 (synoptic classification); Bolton, 1995a PDF: 1052 (census); Bolton, 1995b: 368 (catalogue); Collingwood & Prince, 1998: 27 (Portugal species key); Wu & Wang, 1995a: 148 (China species key); Bolton, 2003 PDF: 130 (synopsis); Dubovikoff, 2005b PDF: 190 (Caucasian Isthmus species key); Cantone, 2017 PDF: 171 (brief male diagnosis); Zhu et al., 2022 10.1016/j.aspen.2022.101875 PDF: 13 (key to Shaanxi, China extant species (workers)); Borowiec & Salata, 2022 PDF: 257 (diagnosis, key to Greece species).
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Canary Islands
    Asia: Armenia, Azerbaijan, China, Georgia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, North Korea, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
    Europe: Bulgaria, France, Greece, Macedonia, Moldova, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Spain
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
  Native biogeographic regions (according to species list records):

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