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Genus: Myopias   Roger, 1861 


Current Valid Name:

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Extant: 46 valid species, 2 valid subspecies

Myopias Roger, 1861a PDF: 39. Type-species: Myopias amblyops, by monotypy. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Myopias in Ponerinae: Mayr, 1862 PDF: 713 [Poneridae]; Mayr, 1865 PDF: 12 [Poneridae]; Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 16.
Myopias in Ponerinae, Ponerini: Ashmead, 1905c PDF: 382; Wheeler, 1910a PDF: 135; Emery, 1911e PDF: 94 [subtribe Plectroctenini]; Forel, 1917 PDF: 238; Wheeler, 1922: 650; all subsequent authors.
Myopias as junior synonym of Pachycondyla: Brown, 1973b PDF: 182 [provisional]; Snelling, 1981: 389.
Myopias as genus: Willey & Brown, 1983 PDF: 249; all subsequent authors.
Genus Myopias references
Roger, 1863b PDF: 19 (Myopias, Trapeziopelta catalogues); Mayr, 1863a PDF: 429, 457 (catalogue); Mayr, 1865 PDF: 11, 12 (Trapeziopelta, Myopias diagnoses); Mayr, 1867a PDF: 81 (Trapeziopelta diagnosis); Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 16, 43 (Myopias, Trapeziopelta catalogues); Emery, 1900b PDF: 313 (New Guinea Trapeziopelta species key); Bingham, 1903 PDF: 103 (diagnosis); Emery, 1911e PDF: 93 (Trapeziopelta diagnosis, catalogue); Emery, 1911e PDF: 94 (diagnosis, catalogue); Chapman & Capco, 1951 PDF: 67, 75 (Asia Myopias, Trapeziopelta checklists); Willey & Brown, 1983 PDF: 274 (Australia species key); Taylor & Brown, 1985: 35 (Australia catalogue); Taylor, 1987a PDF: 41 (Australia checklist); Bolton, 1994: 164 (synoptic classification); Bolton, 1995a PDF: 1050 (census); Bolton, 1995b: 269 (catalogue); Shattuck, 1999: 190 (Australia synopsis); Xu & Liu, 2012 PDF: 821 (China species key); Schmidt & Shattuck, 2014 10.11646/zootaxa.3817.1.1 PDF: 111 (diagnosis, synoptic description, distribution, ecology and behavior, phylogenetic and taxonomic considerations); Xu et al., 2014b PDF: 165 (Oriental species key); Probst et al., 2015 10.13102/sociobiology.v62i2.192-212 PDF: 195 (global species key, male generic diagnosis); Cantone, 2017 PDF: 264 (brief male diagnosis); Jaitrong et al., 2018 10.11646/zootaxa.4526.2.3 PDF: 154 (Thailand species key); Jaitrong et al., 2020 10.26107/RBZ-2020-0076 PDF: 617 (Borneo species key)

Taxon Page Images:

Myopias tenuis worker foraging in a rotting log. Iron Range National Park, Queensland, Australia.
Image © Alex Wild. // Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Asia: Borneo, China, India, Indonesia, Krakatau Islands, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand
    Oceania: Australia, Papua New Guinea
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Australasia, Indomalaya
  Native biogeographic regions (according to species list records):
    Australasia, Indomalaya

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

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