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Genus: Tapinolepis   Emery, 1925 


Current Valid Name:

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Extant: 14 valid species, 4 valid subspecies

Tapinolepis Emery, 1925d PDF: 18 [as subgenus of Anoplolepis]. Type-species: Plagiolepis tumidula, by monotypy. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Tapinolepis as junior synonym of Anoplolepis: Brown, 1973b PDF: 185 [provisional].
Tapinolepis as genus: Bolton, 2003 PDF: 107, 267.
Genus Tapinolepis references
See under Anoplolepis for pre-2003 references; Bolton, 2003 PDF: 267 (genus diagnosis, checklist); Cantone, 2017 PDF: 174 (brief male diagnosis)
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Algeria, Angola, Botswana, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Madagascar, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Zimbabwe
    Asia: Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Afrotropical, Malagasy, Palearctic
  Native biogeographic regions (according to species list records):
    Afrotropical, Malagasy, Palearctic

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