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Genus: Sericomyrmex   Mayr, 1865 


Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Extant: 11 valid species

Sericomyrmex Mayr, 1865 PDF: 18. Type-species: Sericomyrmex opacus, by monotypy. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Sericomyrmex in Myrmicidae, Attidae: Emery, 1877b PDF: 81.
Genus Sericomyrmex references
Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 150 (catalogue); Forel, 1912f PDF: 191 (all species key); Wheeler, 1916c PDF: 10 (all species key); Emery, 1924f PDF: 338 (diagnosis, catalogue); Kempf, 1972b PDF: 229 (catalogue); Bolton, 1994: 105 (synoptic classification); Bolton, 1995a PDF: 1052 (census); Bolton, 1995b: 382 (catalogue); Ješovnik & Schultz, 2017a 10.3897/zookeys.670.11839 PDF: 1 (diagnosis, revision, all species key); Cantone, 2017 PDF: 234 (brief male diagnosis); Fernández & Serna, 2019 PDF: 873 (Colombia species key)

Taxon Page Images:

Sericomyrmex amabilis. An ant worker tends to brood in the fungus garden. Note how the eggs and larvae are embedded within the fluffy white hyphae of the fungus. Parque Soberania, Panama; Laboratory colony at the University of Texas.
Image © Alex Wild. // Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela
  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
Sericomyrmex   Wild, A. L., 2007, A catalogue of the ants of Paraguay (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 1622, pp. 1-55: 36, (download) 36 21367
Sericomyrmex   Mayr, G., 1866, Myrmecologische Beitraege., Sitzungsberichte der Koenigliche Akademie der Wissenschaften, Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Classe 53, pp. 484-517: 22, (download) 22 4365

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