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Genus: Acanthomyrmex   Emery, 1893 


Current Valid Name:

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Extant: 19 valid species

Acanthomyrmex Emery, 1893a: cclxxvi. Type-species: Acanthomyrmex luciolae, by subsequent designation of Bingham, 1903 PDF: 191. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

[Acanthomyrmex also described as new by Emery, 1893h PDF: 244. Acanthomyrmex misplaced in Formicinae, Lasiini (probably in error for Acanthomyops): Ashmead, 1905c PDF: 384.]
Acanthomyrmex in Myrmicinae, Myrmecinini: Emery, 1912b PDF: 105; Emery, 1914e PDF: 41; Forel, 1917 PDF: 244; Wheeler, 1922: 663; Emery, 1924f PDF: 234; all subsequent authors except the following.
Genus Acanthomyrmex references
Emery, 1924f PDF: 234 (diagnosis, catalogue); Chapman & Capco, 1951 PDF: 114 (Asia checklist); Moffett, 1986c PDF: 66 (diagnosis, all species revision, key); Bolton, 1994: 105 (synoptic classification); Bolton, 1995a PDF: 1047 (census); Bolton, 1995b: 53 (catalogue); Cantone, 2017 PDF: 182 (brief male diagnosis); Jaitrong & Asanok, 2019 10.3897/zookeys.842.33609 PDF: 133 (Thai species key)
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Asia: Borneo, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Australasia, Indomalaya
  Native biogeographic regions (according to species list records):
    Australasia, Indomalaya

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Acanthomyrmex   Eguchi, K., Viet, B. T. & Yamane, S., 2011, Generic synopsis of the Formicidae of Vietnam (Insecta: Hymenoptera), Part I - Myrmicinae and Pseudomyrmicinae., Zootaxa 2878, pp. 1-61: 11, (download) 11 23462
Acanthomyrmex n. gen  Emery, C., 1893, Voyage de M. E. Simon à l'île de Ceylan (janvier - février 1892). 3 e Mémoire. Formicides., Annales de la Société Entomologique de France 62, pp. 239-258: 6, (download) 6 3767

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