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Genus: Acromyrmex   Mayr, 1865 

Classification:

Current Valid Name:



Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Extant: 34 valid species, 21 valid subspecies

Acromyrmex Mayr, 1865 PDF: 83 [as subgenus of Atta]. Type-species: Formica hystrix, by monotypy. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Genus Acromyrmex catalogues
Emery, 1924f PDF: 347, 350 (Acromyrmex, Acromyrmex (Moellerius)); Smith, 1951c PDF: 831 (North America); Kempf, 1972b PDF: 10 (Neotropical); Alayo, 1974 PDF: 42 (Cuba); Smith, 1979: 1412 (North America); Brandão, 1991 PDF: 322 (Neotropical); Bolton, 1995a PDF: 1047 (census); Bolton, 1995b: 54.
Genus Acromyrmex references
Forel, 1885a PDF: 361 (all species key); Emery, 1905f: 40 (all species key); Gallardo, 1916e PDF: 325 (Argentina species key); Emery, 1924f PDF: 347, 350 (Acromyrmex, Acromyrmex (Moellerius) diagnoses); Santschi, 1925a PDF: 388 (all species revision, key); Creighton, 1950a PDF: 326 (Nearctic species key); Kusnezov, 1956a PDF: 33 (Argentina species key); Gonçalves, 1961 PDF: 118 (Brazil species revision, key); Zolessi & Abenante, 1977: 73 (Uruguay species, male genitalia); Fowler, 1988b PDF: 284 (Acromyrmex (Moellerius) species key); Cherrett & Cherrett, 1989 PDF: 1 (bibliography); Bolton, 1994: 105 (synoptic classification); Fernández et al., 2015 PDF: 40 (Colombia species key); Baccaro et al., 2015 10.5281/zenodo.32912 PDF: 206 (genus in Brazil); Cantone, 2017 PDF: 183 (brief male diagnosis); Fernández & Serna, 2019 PDF: 833 (Colombia species key); Adams et al., 2021 10.25849/myrmecol.news_031:201 PDF: 201 (larval development, caste and sex identification); Forti et al., 2022 10.1007/s42690-022-00815-5 PDF: 8 (key to major Acromyrmex workers in São Paulo State, Brazil).

Taxon Page Images:



Acromyrmex coronatus, cutting through a leaf. Panamá.
Image © Alex Wild. // Distribution

Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curaçao, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Galapagos Islands, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Nearctic, Neotropical
  Native biogeographic regions (according to species list records):
    Nearctic, Neotropical

Notes:

These leaf-cutting ants are represented in California by a single species, Acromyrmex versicolor
(Pergande), confined to the southern deserts. The harvested leaves are used to culture
a basidiomycete fungus, which is the principal food of the ants. References: Gamboa
(1975, 1976), Johnson and Rissing (1993), Julian and Fewell (2004), Mueller et al. (2001),
Reichardt and Wheeler (1996), Rissing et al. (1986, 1989), Snelling and George (1979),
Weber (1972).
(From Ward, 2005).

References:

Ward, P.S. (2005). A synoptic review of the ants of California (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Zootaxa, 936: 1-68.

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Acromyrmex   Wild, A. L., 2007, A catalogue of the ants of Paraguay (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 1622, pp. 1-55: 30, (download) 30 21367
Acromyrmex   Wild, A. L., 2007, A catalogue of the ants of Paraguay (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 1622, pp. 1-55: 30, (download) 30 21367
Acromyrmex   Wild, A. L., 2007, A catalogue of the ants of Paraguay (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 1622, pp. 1-55: 30, (download) 30 21367
Acromyrmex   Wild, A. L., 2007, A catalogue of the ants of Paraguay (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 1622, pp. 1-55: 30, (download) 30 21367
Acromyrmex   Neal A. Weber, University of North Dakota, 1936, The biology of the fungus-growing ants. Part. I. New forms. 1, Revista de Entomologia 7, pp. 378-409: 407-408, (download) 407-408 3011
Acromyrmex   Ward, P. S., 2005, A synoptic review of the ants of California (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 936, pp. 1-68: 31, (download) 31 21008


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