Acamatus

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Acamatus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Acamatus
Emery, 1894
Type species
Eciton schmitti (junior synonym of Neivamyrmex nigrescens)

Neivamyrmex nigrescens casent0005332 profile 1.jpg

Neivamyrmex nigrescens casent0005332 dorsal 1.jpg

Specimen Label

This taxon is a junior homonym and has been replaced by Neivamyrmex.

Nomenclature

The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • ACAMATUS [junior homonym, see Neivamyrmex]
    • Acamatus Emery, 1894c: 181 [as subgenus of Eciton]. Type-species: Eciton (Acamatus) schmitti (junior synonym of Labidus nigrescens), by subsequent designation of Ashmead, 1906: 24; Wheeler, W.M. 1911f: 157. [Junior homonym of Acamatus Schoenherr, 1833: 20 (Coleoptera).]
    • Neivamyrmex Borgmeier, 1940: 606, replacement name for Acamatus Emery.

References

  • Ashmead, W. H. 1905c. A skeleton of a new arrangement of the families, subfamilies, tribes and genera of the ants, or the superfamily Formicoidea. Can. Entomol. 37: 381-384 (page 381, Acamatus in Ecitoninae, Ecitonini; as genus)
  • Ashmead, W. H. 1906. Classification of the foraging and driver ants, or Family Dorylidae, with a description of the genus Ctenopyga Ashm. Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash. 8: 21-31 (page 24, Acamatus in Ecitoninae, Ecitonini; as genus)
  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 145, Acamatus as homonym of Neivamyrmex)
  • Borgmeier, T. 1923. Catalogo systematico e synonymico das formigas do Brasil. 1 parte. Subfam. Dorylinae, Cerapachyinae, Ponerinae, Dolichoderinae. Arch. Mus. Nac. (Rio J.) 24: 33-103 (page 44, Acamatus as subgenus of Eciton)
  • Borgmeier, T. 1940. Duas notas myrmecologicas. Rev. Entomol. (Rio J.) 11: 606 (page 606, homonym replaced by Neivamyrmex)
  • Donisthorpe, H. 1943g. A list of the type-species of the genera and subgenera of the Formicidae. [part]. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 11(10): 617-688 (page 618, Acamatus as subgenus of Eciton (anachronism))
  • Emery, C. 1894d. Studi sulle formiche della fauna neotropica. VI-XVI. Bull. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 26: 137-241 (page 181, Acamatus as subgenus of Eciton [Junior homonym of Acamatus Schoenherr, 1833: 20 (Coleoptera).])
  • Emery, C. 1895l. Die Gattung Dorylus Fab. und die systematische Eintheilung der Formiciden. Zool. Jahrb. Abt. Syst. Geogr. Biol. Tiere 8: 685-778 (page 765, Acamatus as subgenus of Eciton)
  • Emery, C. 1910b. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Dorylinae. Genera Insectorum 102: 1-34 (page 23, Acamatus in Dorylinae, Ecitonini [Ecitini])
  • Emery, C. 1910b. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Dorylinae. Genera Insectorum 102: 1-34 (page 23, Acamatus as subgenus of Eciton)
  • Forel, A. 1917. Cadre synoptique actuel de la faune universelle des fourmis. Bull. Soc. Vaudoise Sci. Nat. 51: 229-253 (page 240, Acamatus as subgenus of Eciton)
  • Gallardo, A. 1920. Las hormigas de la República Argentina. Subfamilia Dorilinas. An. Mus. Nac. Hist. Nat. B. Aires 30: 281-410 (page 345, Acamatus as subgenus of Eciton)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1910b. Ants: their structure, development and behavior. New York: Columbia University Press, xxv + 663 pp. (page 138, Acamatus as subgenus of Eciton)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1911g. A list of the type species of the genera and subgenera of Formicidae. Ann. N. Y. Acad. Sci. 21: 157-175 (page 157, Type-species: Eciton (Acamatus) schmitti (junior synonym of Neivamyrmex nigrescens); by subsequent designation)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1922i. Ants of the American Museum Congo expedition. A contribution to the myrmecology of Africa. VII. Keys to the genera and subgenera of ants. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 45: 631-710 (page 635, Acamatus as subgenus of Eciton)