Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)
Extant: 2 valid species
Sosa-Calvo et al., 2017 10.1371/journal.pone.0176498 PDF
: 8: set gender to masculine: "Because there is thus no indication of gender in the original description of Mycetosoritis, Section 188.8.131.52 of the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature applies, requiring the use of the masculine gender for genus-group names with endings of ambiguous gender for which the author did not indicate the gender either explicitly or via a clear adjectival species-group name."
Taxon Page Images:
in their subterranean fungus garden. The fungus- a white stringy material- grows between the bits of debris fed to it by the ants. The ants then feed from the fungus- a true agricultural system. Smithville, Texas, USA.
Image © Alex Wild
Distribution: Geographic regions
(According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists): Americas: Brazil
, Costa Rica
, United States Biogeographic regions
(According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists): Nearctic
, Neotropical Native biogeographic regions
(according to species list records): Nearctic
Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)
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