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Genus: Pseudomyrma   Guérin-Méneville, 1844 


Note: Not a Valid Taxon Name

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Pseudomyrma Guérin-Méneville, 1844a PDF: 427 [as subgenus of Formica]. Type-species: Pseudomyrma bicolor, by monotypy. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Pseudomyrma in Poneridae, Myrmicidae: Smith, 1858a PDF: 153.
Pseudomyrma in Myrmicidae: Smith, 1871b PDF: 328; Smith, 1877b PDF: 58; Cresson, 1887 PDF: 262.
Pseudomyrma in Myrmicidae, Myrmeciidae: Emery, 1877b PDF: 81.
Pseudomyrma in Myrmicidae, Pseudomyrminae: Ashmead, 1905c PDF: 383.
Pseudomyrma as junior synonym of Pseudomyrmex: Smith, 1952a PDF: 98; Kempf, 1972b PDF: 214; Ward, 1990 PDF: 469; Bolton, 1994: 184.
// Distribution


  Geographic regions: Not found on any curated Geolocale/Taxon lists.

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Smith, F., 1858, Catalogue of the hymenopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part VI. Formicidae., London: British Museum, pp. -1--1


PseudomyrmaHNS, Oner. Icon. Reg. Anim. 427 (1835-8).

MyrmexHNS, Guer. Icon. Rig. Anim. 427 (1835-8)

LeptaleaHNS, Spin. Mem. Accad. Torino, xiii. 68. 30.

TetraponeraHNS, Smith,Ann.& Mag. Nat. Hist. 2nd ser. ix. 44 (1842).

Antennae subclavate, 13-jointed in the females, 12-jointed in the workers, not quite so long as the head and thorax, inserted anteriorly on the face, approximating at their base; mandibles triangular, toothed on their inner margin; eyes largely developed, elongate-ovate, occupying a large portion of the head; ocelli present in all the sexes. Thorax elongate; anterior wings with one marginal and three complete submarginal cells; the second large, and extending to the apex of the wing. Abdomen ovate, pedunculate, the peduncle with two nodes, the first smaller than the second and pedunculate, the second node globose.

Having obtained females of PseudomyrmaHNS, and finding this sex in every particular agreeing with the generic characters laid down by Guerin, we have no hesitation in coming to the conclusion that the PseudomyrmexHNS is the female of PseudomyrmaHNS.

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