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Genus: Xenomyrmex   Forel, 1885 


Current Valid Name:

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Extant: 4 valid species, 1 valid subspecies

Xenomyrmex Forel, 1885a PDF: 369. Type-species: Xenomyrmex stollii, by monotypy. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Xenomyrmex in Myrmicinae, Solenopsidini: Emery, 1914e PDF: 41 [subtribe Monomoriini]; Forel, 1917 PDF: 243; Emery, 1922c PDF: 188; Wheeler, 1922: 663; Wheeler, 1931a PDF: 131; all subsequent authors to the following.
Xenomyrmex incertae sedis in Myrmicinae: Ettershank, 1966 PDF: 81.
Genus Xenomyrmex references
Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 64 (catalogue); Emery, 1922c PDF: 188 (diagnosis, catalogue); Wheeler, 1931a PDF: 129 (diagnosis, all species key); Creighton, 1957c PDF: 6 (all species key); Ettershank, 1966 PDF: 150 (diagnosis, review of genus, checklist); Smith, 1979: 1384 (North America catalogue); Bolton, 1995a PDF: 1053 (census); Bolton, 1995b: 424 (catalogue); Cantone, 2017 PDF: 250 (brief male diagnosis); Baccaro et al., 2015 10.5281/zenodo.32912 PDF: 280 (genus in Brazil); ; Fernández & Serna, 2019 PDF: 828 (Colombia species)

Taxon Page Images:

Xenomyrmex floridanus, Archbold Biological Station, Florida, USA.
Image © Alex Wild. // Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Bahamas, Brazil, Costa Rica, Cuba, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, United States
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Nearctic, Neotropical
  Native biogeographic regions (according to species list records):
    Nearctic, Neotropical

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

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