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Genus: Stigmacros   Forel, 1905 


Current Valid Name:

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Extant: 39 valid species

Stigmacros Forel, 1905e PDF: 179 [as subgenus of Acantholepis Mayr, 1861]. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Replacement name for Acrostigma Forel, 1902; junior homonym of Acrostigma Emery, 1891 (Formicidae).
Stigmacros in Camponotinae, Plagiolepidini: Forel, 1917 PDF: 249.
Stigmacros in Formicinae, Prenolepidini: Hölldobler & Wilson, 1990: 18 (error).
Stigmacros as subgenus of Acantholepis Mayr, 1861: Forel, 1905e PDF: 179; Wheeler, 1910a PDF: 143; Forel, 1917 PDF: 249.
Stigmacros as genus: Wheeler, 1922: 696; Emery, 1925d PDF: 34; McAreavey, 1957 PDF: 7; subsequent authors.
Genus Stigmacros references
Emery, 1925d PDF: 34 (diagnosis, catalogue); McAreavey, 1957 PDF: 7 (diagnosis, all species revision, key); Taylor & Brown, 1985: 145 (Australia catalogue); Taylor, 1987a PDF: 74 (Australia checklist); Bolton, 1994: 51 (synoptic classification); Bolton, 1995a PDF: 1053 (census); Bolton, 1995b: 394 (catalogue); Shattuck, 1999: 114 (Australia synopsis); Heterick, 2009 PDF: 112 (south-western Australia species key); Cantone, 2017 PDF: 173 (brief male diagnosis)

Taxon Page Images:

Stigmacros, workers with eggs in the brood nest. Yandoit, Victoria, Australia.
Image © Alex Wild. // Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Oceania: Australia, Barrow Island
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
  Native biogeographic regions (according to species list records):

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Forel, A., 1905, Miscellanea myrmicologiques, II (1905)., Annales de la Societe Entomologique de Belgique 49, pp. 155-185


Je suis oblige de renommer le sous-genre australien d'Acantho- lepis que j'avais appele AcrostigmaHNS, n'ayant pas remarque que ce nom avait ete deja employe par M. Emery pour un sous-genre de l'ambre, du genre PodomyrmaHNS Sm. Je donne donc le nom de Stig- macros aux Acantholepis FroggattiHNS, clivispinaHNS, australisHNS et BosiiHNS qui constituent le' groupe aberrant australien du genre.

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