Amyrmex

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Amyrmex
Leptanilloides golbachi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Amyrmex
Kusnezov, 1953
Type species
Amyrmex golbachi, now Leptanilloides golbachi

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Leptanilloides golbachi

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Specimen Label

This genus is not in use as it is currently considered to be a junior synonym of Leptanilloides.

Nomenclature

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

  • AMYRMEX [junior synonym of Leptanilloides]
    • Amyrmex Kusnezov, 1953b: 333. Type-species: Amyrmex golbachi, by original designation.
    • Amyrmex junior synonym of Forelius: Shattuck, 1992c: 87.
    • Amyrmex revived from synonymy: Cuezzo, 2000: 271.
    • Amyrmex in Leptanilloidinae: Ward & Brady, 2009: 48.
    • Amyrmex junior synonym of Leptanilloides: Borowiec, 2016: 150.

References

  • Bolton, B. 1994. Identification guide to the ant genera of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 222 pp. (page 26, Amyrmex as junior synonym of Forelius)
  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 20, Amyrmex as junior synonym of Forelius)
  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 82, Amyrmex as genus in Dolichoderini)
  • Borowiec, M.L. 2016. Generic revision of the ant subfamily Dorylinae (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). ZooKeys 608: 1–280 (doi: 10.3897/zookeys.608.9427).
  • Brandão, C. R. F., J. L. M. Diniz, D. Agosti, and J. Delabie. 1999. Revision of the neotropical ant subfamily Leptanilloidinae. Systematic Entomology. 24:17-36.
  • Cuezzo, F. 2000. Revisión del género Forelius (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Dolichoderinae). Sociobiology 35: 197-275 (page 271, Amyrmex revived from synonymy, review of genus)
  • Dlussky, G. M.; Fedoseeva, E. B. 1988. Origin and early stages of evolution in ants. Pp. 70-144 in: Ponomarenko, A. G. (ed.) Cretaceous biocenotic crisis and insect evolution. Moskva: Nauka, 232 pp. (page 77, Amyrmex as genus in Dolichoderinae, Tapinomini)
  • Donoso, D. A., J. M. Vieira, and A. L. Wild. 2006. Three new species of Leptanilloides Mann from Andean Ecuador (Formicidae: Leptanilloidinae). Zootaxa. 1201:47-62.
  • Kempf, W. W. 1972b. Catálogo abreviado das formigas da regia~o Neotropical. Stud. Entomol. 15: 3-344 (page 20, Amyrmex as genus in Dolichoderinae, Tapinomini)
  • Kusnezov, N. 1953c. Lista de las hormigas de Tucumán con descripción de dos nuevos géneros (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Acta Zool. Lilloana 13: 327-339 (page 333, Amyrmex as genus in Dolichoderinae, Tapinomini)
  • Shattuck, S. O. 1992c. Generic revision of the ant subfamily Dolichoderinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Sociobiology 21: 1-181 (page 87, Amyrmex as junior synonym of Forelius)
  • Shattuck, S. O. 1994. Taxonomic catalog of the ant subfamilies Aneuretinae and Dolichoderinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Univ. Calif. Publ. Entomol. 112:i-xix, 1-241. (page 91, Amyrmex as junior synonym of Forelius)
  • Silva, R.R., Feitosa, R.M., Brandao, C.R.F. & Freitas, A.V.L. 2013. The first Leptanilloides species (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Leptanilloidinae) from eastern South America. Journal of Natural History (http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00222933.2012.763058).
  • Ward, P.S. & Brady, S.G. 2009. Rediscovery of the ant genus Amyrmex Kusnezov and its transfer from Dolichoderinae to Leptanilloidinae. Zootaxa 2063: 46-54.
  • Wheeler, G. C.; Wheeler, J. 1985b. A simplified conspectus of the Formicidae. Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 111: 255-264 (page 259, incertae sedis (incomprehensible entry))