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Genus: Calyptomyrmex   Emery, 1887 


Current Valid Name:

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Extant: 38 valid species

Calyptomyrmex Emery, 1887h PDF: 471. Type-species: Calyptomyrmex beccarii, by monotypy. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Calyptomyrmex as genus: all authors.
Genus Calyptomyrmex catalogues
Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 136; Wheeler, 1922: 886 (Afrotropical); Emery, 1924f PDF: 224; Chapman & Capco, 1951 PDF: 111 (Asia); Taylor & Brown, 1985: 55 (Australia); Bolton, 1995b: 83; Fisher & Bolton, 2016: 221 (Afrotropical checklist).
Genus Calyptomyrmex references
Arnold, 1917 PDF: 360 (diagnosis); Emery, 1924f PDF: 224 (diagnosis); Baroni Urbani, 1975a PDF: 410 (Oriental species revision, key); Bolton, 1981a PDF: 61 (diagnosis, Afrotropical species revision, key); Bolton, 1995a PDF: 1048 (census); Shattuck, 1999: 128 (Australia synopsis); Eguchi et al., 2011 PDF: 12 (diagnosis, Vietnam synopsis); Shattuck, 2011a PDF: 3 (S.E. Asia and Oceania species revision, key); Akbar & Bharti, 2015 10.3897/BDJ.3.e5420 PDF: 6 (Indomalayan species key); Fisher & Bolton, 2016: 222 (diagnosis); Cantone, 2017 PDF: 192 (brief male diagnosis); Jaitrong & Yamane, 2018 PDF: 138 (continental southeast Asia species key).

Taxon Page Images:

A Calyptomyrmex piripilis worker rescues a larva when her nest is disturbed by the photographer. The function of the ornate, spatulate hairs is unknown. Kibale forest, Uganda (PSW16850).
Image © Alex Wild. // Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zimbabwe
    Asia: Bhutan, Borneo, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Vietnam
    Oceania: Australia, Micronesia, New Caledonia, Palau, Papua New Guinea
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Afrotropical, Australasia, Indomalaya, Malagasy, Oceania, Palearctic
  Native biogeographic regions (according to species list records):
    Afrotropical, Australasia, Indomalaya, Malagasy, Oceania

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Calyptomyrmex   Dlussky, G. M. & Radchenko, A. G., 1990, [The ants (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) of Vietnam. Subfamily Pseudomyrmicinae. Subfamily Myrmicinae (tribes Calyptomyrmecini, Meranoplini, Cataulacini).], [News of faunistics and systematics.], Kiev: Naukova Dumka, pp. 119-125: 124, (download) 124 21374
Calyptomyrmex   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: 12-13, (download) 12-13 23462

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