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Genus: Mycetarotes   Emery, 1913 


Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Extant: 4 valid species

Mycetarotes Emery, 1913c PDF: 251 [as subgenus of Cyphomyrmex]. Type-species: Cyphomyrmex parallelus, by original designation. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Mycetarotes in Myrmicinae, Attini: Emery, 1913c PDF: 251; Emery, 1924f PDF: 342; all subsequent authors.
Mycetarotes as genus: Borgmeier, 1950b PDF: 384; all subsequent authors.
Genus Mycetarotes references
Emery, 1924f PDF: 342 (diagnosis, catalogue); Kempf, 1960d PDF: 279 (review of genus, key); Kempf, 1972b PDF: 144 (catalogue); Bolton, 1994: 105 (synoptic classification); Bolton, 1995a PDF: 1050 (census); Bolton, 1995b: 268 (catalogue); Mayhé-Nunes, 1995: 197 (review of genus); Mayhé-Nunes & Brandão, 2006 PDF: 464 (all species revision, key); Cantone, 2017 PDF: 213 (brief male diagnosis); Fernández & Serna, 2019 PDF: 859 (Colombia species)

Taxon Page Images:

Mycetarotes fungus garden in a lab nest. Male ants, seen here as the winged, dark-colored individuals, perform no labor in the colony, serving instead to disperse the colonies' genes during periodic mating flights outside the nest. Parque Nacional Iguazu, Argentina; Laboratory colony at the University of Texas.
Image © Alex Wild. // Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Paraguay
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
  Native biogeographic regions (according to species list records):

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Mycetarotes   Wild, A. L., 2007, A catalogue of the ants of Paraguay (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 1622, pp. 1-55: 33, (download) 33 21367
Mycetarotes   Kempf, W. W., 1960, A review of the ant genus Mycetarotes Emery (Hymenoptera, Formicidae)., Revista Brasileira de Biologia 20, pp. 277-283: 277-279, (download) 277-279 4561

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