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Genus: Pristomyrmex   Mayr, 1866 


Current Valid Name:

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Extant: 62 valid species

Fossil: 3 valid species

Pristomyrmex Mayr, 1866b PDF: 903. Type-species: Pristomyrmex pungens. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Pristomyrmex in Myrmicidae: Mayr, 1866b PDF: 903.
Pristomyrmex in Myrmicidae, Myrmicidae: Emery, 1877b PDF: 81.
Pristomyrmex in Myrmicinae, Myrmecinini: Emery, 1912b PDF: 105; Emery, 1914e PDF: 41; Forel, 1917 PDF: 244; Wheeler, 1922: 663; Emery, 1924f PDF: 233; all subsequent authors except the entries below; Bolton, 1994: 105; Bolton, 2003 PDF: 71.
Genus Pristomyrmex references
Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 62 (catalogue); Forel, 1903a PDF: 696 (India & Sri Lanka species key); Bingham, 1903 PDF: 193 (diagnosis); Emery, 1924f PDF: 233 (diagnosis, catalogue); Chapman & Capco, 1951 PDF: 121, 161 (Asia Pristomyrmex, Dodous checklists); Taylor, 1965b PDF: 37 (Australia species revision, key); Taylor, 1968d PDF: 63 (supplement to previous); Bolton, 1981b PDF: 282 (diagnosis, Afrotropical species revision, key); Taylor & Brown, 1985: 85 (Australia catalogue); Taylor, 1987a PDF: 64 (Australia checklist); Morisita et al., 1992: 57 (Japan species key); Bolton, 1994: 105 (synoptic classification); Bolton, 1995a PDF: 1052 (census); Bolton, 1995b: 365 (catalogue); Lin & Wu, 1998 PDF: 94 (Taiwan species key); Shattuck, 1999: 159 (Australia synopsis); Xu & Zhang, 2002 PDF: 69 (China species key); Wang, 2003a PDF: 393 (all species revision, all caste diagnosis, worker key); Zettel, 2006 PDF: 65 (Philippines species, key); Terayama, 2009 PDF: 190 (Taiwan species key); Sarnat & Economo, 2013 PDF: 46 (Fiji species revision); Zettel & Laciny, 2015b PDF: 2, (Philippines species); Cantone, 2017 PDF: 229 (brief male diagnosis); Yamane & Sryani Dias, 2016 PDF: 189 (profundus group key)
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Mauritius, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda
    Asia: Borneo, Brunei, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Krakatau Islands, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Nicobar Island, North Korea, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam
    Oceania: Australia, Fiji, Micronesia, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna
  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, Palearctic

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Pristomyrmex nov. gen  Mayr, G., 1866, Diagnosen neuer und wenig gekannter Formiciden., Verhandlungen der Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien 16, pp. 885-908: 903, (download) 903 4366
Pristomyrmex   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: 25, (download) 25 23462
Pristomyrmex   Bolton, B., 1981, A revision of six minor genera of Myrmicinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in the Ethiopian zoogeographical region., Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) Entomology 43, pp. 245-307: 282-283, (download) 282-283 6438
Pristomyrmex   Zettel, H., 2006, On the ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of the Philippine Islands: I. The genus Pristomyrmex Mayr, 1866., Myrmecologische Nachrichten 8, pp. 59-68: 61, (download) 61 21123
Pristomyrmex   Zettel, H., 2006, On the ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of the Philippine Islands: I. The genus Pristomyrmex Mayr, 1866., Myrmecologische Nachrichten 8, pp. 59-68: 62, (download) 62 21123

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