Checklist of Atta species

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Atta
Myrmicinae
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Atta cephalotes
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Distribution
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Species Richness
Statistics
Valid Species 19
Invalid Species 28
Fossils 1
Countries Occupied 26
Year Described 1804
First Species Described 1758
Last Species Described 1995

The following species and subspecies belong to the genus Atta. Synonyms are listed under their senior names. For valid names only see Atta species and for distribution information see Atta species by Country.

B

bisphaerica Forel, 1908 (Brazil)

C

capiguara Gonçalves, 1944 (Brazil, Paraguay)
cephalotes (Linnaeus, 1758) (Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Lesser Antilles, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela)
   • Atta cephalotes integrior Forel, 1904
   • Atta cephalotes isthmicola Weber, 1941
   • Atta cephalotes oaxaquensis Gonçalves, 1942
   • Atta cephalotes opaca Forel, 1904
   • Atta cephalotes polita Emery, 1905
   • Atta lutea Forel, 1893
   • Formica fervens Drury Drury, 1782
   • Formica grossa Fabricius, 1787
   • Formica migratoria De Geer, 1773
   • Formica visitatrix Christ, 1791

colombica Guérin-Méneville, 1844 (Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru)
   • Atta cephalotes erecta Santschi, 1929
   • Atta columbica tonsipes Santschi, 1929
   • Atta lebasii Guérin-Méneville, 1844

cubana Fontenla Rizo, 1995 (Cuba)

D

dissimilis Jerdon, 1851
domicola Jerdon, 1851

G

goiana Gonçalves, 1942 (Brazil)

I

insularis Guérin-Méneville, 1844 (Cuba, Greater Antilles)

L

laevigata (Smith, F., 1858) (Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Suriname, Venezuela)
   • Atta laevigata venezuelensis Gonçalves, 1942
   • Atta sexdens bolchevista Gonçalves, 1942
   • Atta silvai Gonçalves, 1983

M

mexicana (Smith, F., 1858) (El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, United States)

O

opaciceps Borgmeier, 1939 (Brazil)

P

pilosa (Buckley, 1867)

R

robusta Borgmeier, 1939 (Brazil)

S

saltensis Forel, 1913 (Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay)
   • Atta polita lizeri Santschi, 1920
   • Atta vollenweideri obscurata Gallardo, 1916

sexdens (Linnaeus, 1758) (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela)
   • Atta coptophylla Guérin-Méneville, 1844
   • Atta sexdens autuorii Borgmeier, 1950
   • Atta sexdens fuscata Santschi, 1922
   • Atta sexdens rubropilosa Forel, 1908
   • Atta vollenweideri lugens Borgmeier, 1939
   • Atta vollenweideri piriventris Santschi, 1919
   • Formica flavicornis Fabricius, 1789
   • Formica sexdentata Latreille, 1802
   • Oecodoma abdominalis Smith, F., 1858

T

tardigrada (Buckley, 1867)
texana (Buckley, 1860) (Mexico, United States)

V

vollenweideri Forel, 1893 (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay)
   • Atta vollenweideri tristis Santschi, 1919


Fossil Species

P

praecursor Frič, 1901