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Genus: Tranopelta   Mayr, 1866 


Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Extant: 2 valid species

Tranopelta Mayr, 1866a PDF: 512. Type-species: Tranopelta gilva, by monotypy. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Tranopelta in Myrmicidae, Pheidolidae: Emery, 1877b PDF: 81.
Tranopelta in Myrmicinae, Solenopsidini: Forel, 1893b PDF: 164; Emery, 1895l PDF: 770; Forel, 1899e PDF: 79; Wheeler, 1910a PDF: 140; Emery, 1914e PDF: 41; Forel, 1917 PDF: 243; Emery, 1922c PDF: 192; Wheeler, 1922: 663; all subsequent authors except the entries below; Kempf, 1972b PDF: 255; Jaffe, 1993: 10.
Tranopelta in Myrmicinae, Ochetomyrmecini: Bolton, 1994: 106.
Genus Tranopelta references
Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 74 (catalogue); Emery, 1922c PDF: 192 (diagnosis, catalogue); Ettershank, 1966 PDF: 107 (diagnosis, review of genus, checklist); Kempf, 1972b PDF: 255 (catalogue); Bolton, 1987 PDF: 266 (affinities); Bolton, 1995a PDF: 1053 (census); Bolton, 1995b: 421 (catalogue); Fernández, 2003h: 646 (all species revision, key); Cantone, 2017 PDF: 245 (brief male diagnosis); Fernández & Serna, 2019 PDF: 879 (Colombia species key)
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, 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
Tranopelta nov. gen  Mayr, G., 1866, Myrmecologische Beitraege., Sitzungsberichte der Koenigliche Akademie der Wissenschaften, Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Classe 53, pp. 484-517: 29-31, (download) 29-31 4365
Solenopsidini new genus  Ward, P. S., 2005, A synoptic review of the ants of California (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 936, pp. 1-68: 36, (download) 36 21008

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