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Genus: Cyphomyrmex   Mayr, 1862 

Classification:

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Extant: 23 valid species

Fossil: 2 valid species

Cyphomyrmex Mayr, 1862 PDF: 651 (diagnosis in key), 690. Type-species: Cyphomyrmex minutus, by monotypy. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

[Type-species not Cryptocerus rimosus, unjustified subsequent designation by Wheeler, 1911g PDF: 161. Type-species not Meranoplus difformis, unjustified subsequent designation by Emery, 1924f PDF: 340.].
Cyphomyrmex as junior synonym of Cataulacus: Roger, 1863b PDF: 39.
Cyphomyrmex as subgenus of Atta: Forel, 1912f PDF: 188.
Cyphomyrmex as genus: Mayr, 1862 PDF: 690; Mayr, 1863a PDF: 406; Emery, 1913c PDF: 251; Bruch, 1914 PDF: 217; Emery, 1914e PDF: 42; Wheeler, 1922: 669; Emery, 1924f PDF: 339; all subsequent authors.
Genus Cyphomyrmex references
Mayr, 1863a PDF: 406 (catalogue); Mayr, 1865 PDF: 25 (diagnosis); Mayr, 1887 PDF: 556 (all species key); Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 149 (catalogue); Emery, 1924f PDF: 340 (diagnosis, subgenera key, catalogue); Kusnezov, 1949d PDF: 436 (Argentina species key); Weber, 1940b PDF: 408 (all species key); Creighton, 1950a PDF: 316 (North America species key); Kusnezov, 1957e PDF: 9 (Neotropical species, partial key); Kempf, 1962b PDF: 30 (species groups); Kempf, 1964d PDF: 5 (Cyphomyrmex strigatus group revision, key); Kempf, 1966 PDF: 161 (Cyphomyrmex rimosus group revision, key); Kempf, 1972b PDF: 92 (Neotropical catalogue); Smith, 1979: 1410 (North America catalogue); Brandão, 1991 PDF: 339 (catalogue); Snelling & Longino, 1992 PDF: 480 (Cyphomyrmex rimosus group revision, key); Bolton, 1994: 105 (synoptic classification); Bolton, 1995a PDF: 1049 (census); Bolton, 1995b: 167 (catalogue); Mackay & Mackay, 2002 PDF: 38 (U.S.A., New Mexico species key); Cantone, 2017 PDF: 197 (brief male diagnosis)

Taxon Page Images:



Some Cyphomyrmex species cultivate their fungus as a yeast, visible here as little white globules. Mindo, Ecuador
Image © Alex Wild. // Distribution

Distribution:

  Geographic regions: Not found on any curated Geolocale/Taxon lists.
  Native biogeographic regions (according to species list records):
    Nearctic, Neotropical

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Cyphomyrmex   Wild, A. L., 2007, A catalogue of the ants of Paraguay (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 1622, pp. 1-55: 33, (download) 33 21367
Cyphomyrmex   Wild, A. L., 2007, A catalogue of the ants of Paraguay (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 1622, pp. 1-55: 33, (download) 33 21367
Cyphomyrmex   Snelling, R. R. & Longino, J. T., 1992, Revisionary notes on the fungus-growing ants of the genus Cyphomyrmex, rimosus-group (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Attini)., Insects of Panama and Mesoamerica: selected studies., Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 479-494: 479-484, (download) 479-484 13137
Cyphomyrmex   Kempf, W. W., 1964, A revision of the Neotropical fungus-growing ants of the genus Cyphomyrmex Mayr. Part I. Group of strigatus Mayr (Hym., Formicidae)., Studia Entomologica (N. S.) 7, pp. 1-44: 3-7, (download) 3-7 4576
Cyphomyrmex   Wild, A. L., 2007, A catalogue of the ants of Paraguay (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 1622, pp. 1-55: 33, (download) 33 21367
Cyphomyrmex   Wild, A. L., 2007, A catalogue of the ants of Paraguay (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 1622, pp. 1-55: 33, (download) 33 21367
Cyphomyrmex n. g.  Mayr, G., 1862, Myrmecologische Studien., Verhandlungen der Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien 12, pp. 649-776: 690, (download) 690 4445
Cyphomyrmex   Wild, A. L., 2007, A catalogue of the ants of Paraguay (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 1622, pp. 1-55: 33, (download) 33 21367
Cyphomyrmex   Ward, P. S., 2005, A synoptic review of the ants of California (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 936, pp. 1-68: 32, (download) 32 21008
Cyphomyrmex   Wild, A. L., 2007, A catalogue of the ants of Paraguay (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 1622, pp. 1-55: 33, (download) 33 21367
Cyphomyrmex   Wild, A. L., 2007, A catalogue of the ants of Paraguay (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 1622, pp. 1-55: 33, (download) 33 21367


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