Micromyrma

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Micromyrma
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dolichoderinae
Tribe: Tapinomini
Genus: Micromyrma
Dufour, 1857
Type species
Micromyrma pygmaea, now Tapinoma pygmaeum

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Specimen Labels

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

Nomenclature

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

  • MICROMYRMA [junior synonym of Tapinoma]
    • Micromyrma Dufour, 1857: 60. Type-species: Micromyrma pygmaea, by monotypy.
    • [Type-species not Formica erratica, unjustified subsequent designation by Wheeler, W.M. 1911f: 167.]
    • Micromyrma subgenus of Tapinoma: Santschi, 1928e: 475; Chapman & Capco, 1951: 192.
    • Micromyrma junior synonym of Tapinoma: Mayr, 1863: 455; Forel, 1878: 385; Dalla Torre, 1893: 164; Emery, 1913a: 38; Smith, M.R. 1951a: 837; Shattuck, 1992c: 146.


References

  • Bolton, B. 1994. Identification guide to the ant genera of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 222 pp. (page 26, Micromyrma as junior synonym of Tapinoma; Tapinoma in Dolichoderinae, Dolichoderini)
  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 91, Micromyrma as junior synonym of Tapinoma; Tapinoma in Dolichoderinae, Dolichoderini)
  • Chapman, J. W.; Capco, S. R. 1951. Check list of the ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Asia. Monogr. Inst. Sci. Technol. Manila 1: 1-327 (page 192, Micromyrma as subgenus of Tapinoma)
  • Dalla Torre, K. W. von. 1893. Catalogus Hymenopterorum hucusque descriptorum systematicus et synonymicus. Vol. 7. Formicidae (Heterogyna). Leipzig: W. Engelmann, 289 pp. (page 164, Micromyrma as junior synonym of Tapinoma)
  • Dufour, L. 1857. Mélanges entomologiques. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Fr. (3)(5): 39-70 (page 60, Micromyrma as genus)
  • Emery, C. 1913a [1912]. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Dolichoderinae. Genera Insectorum 137: 1-50 (page 38, Micromyrma as junior synonym of Tapinoma)
  • Emery, C.; Forel, A. 1879. Catalogue des Formicides d'Europe. Mitt. Schweiz. Entomol. Ges. 5: 441-481 (page 454, Micromyrma as junior synonym of Tapinoma)
  • Forel, A. 1878c. Études myrmécologiques en 1878 (première partie) avec l'anatomie du gésier des fourmis. Bull. Soc. Vaudoise Sci. Nat. 15: 337-392 (page 385, Micromyrma as junior synonym of Tapinoma)
  • Mayr, G. 1863a. Formicidarum index synonymicus. Verh. K-K. Zool.-Bot. Ges. Wien 13: 385-460 (page 455, Micromyrma as junior synonym of Tapinoma)
  • Menozzi, C. 1925a. Note staccate di mirmecologia. Boll. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 57: 17-22 (page 19, Micromyrma as subgenus of Tapinoma)
  • Santschi, F. 1928e. Nouvelles fourmis d'Australie. Bull. Soc. Vaudoise Sci. Nat. 56: 465-483 (page 472, Micromyrma as subgenus of Tapinoma)
  • Shattuck, S. O. 1992c. Generic revision of the ant subfamily Dolichoderinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Sociobiology 21: 1-181 (page 146, Micromyrma as junior synonym of Tapinoma; Tapinoma in Dolichoderinae, Dolichoderini)
  • Smith, M. R. 1951c. Family Formicidae. Pp. 778-875 in: Muesebeck, C. F., Krombein, K. V., Townes, H. K. (eds.) Hymenoptera of America north of Mexico. Synoptic catalogue. U. S. Dep. Agric. Agric. Monogr. 2:1-1420. (page 837, Micromyrma as junior synonym of Tapinoma)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1922j. Ants of the American Museum Congo expedition. A contribution to the myrmecology of Africa. VIII. A synonymic list of the ants of the Ethiopian region. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 45: 711-1004 (page 923, Micromyrma as junior synonym of Tapinoma)