Moellerius

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Moellerius
Acromyrmex balzani
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Acromyrmex
Subgenus: Moellerius
Forel, 1893
Type species
Atta (Acromyrmex) landolti, now Acromyrmex landolti

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Specimen Label

This is currently a subgenus of Acromyrmex. Please see Acromyrmex for further information.

Nomenclature

The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • MOELLERIUS [subgenus of Acromyrmex]
    • Moellerius Forel, 1893e: 589 [as subgenus of Atta]. Type-species: Atta (Acromyrmex) landolti, by subsequent designation of Wheeler, W.M. 1911f: 167.
    • Moellerius subgenus of Atta: Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 669.
    • Moellerius subgenus of Acromyrmex: Emery, 1913b: 251; Emery, 1924d: 350.

References

  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 197, Moellerius as subgenus of Acromyrmex)
  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1973b. A comparison of the Hylean and Congo-West African rain forest ant faunas. Pp. 161-185 in: Meggers, B. J., Ayensu, E. S., Duckworth, W. D. (eds.) Tropical forest ecosystems in Africa and South America: a comparative review. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, viii + 350 pp. (page 182, Moellerius as junior synonym of Acromyrmex [provisional])
  • Emery, C. 1905f. Revisione delle specie del genere Atta appartenenti ai sottogeneri Moellerius e Acromyrmex. Mem. R. Accad. Sci. Ist. Bologna (6)2:39-54 (page 39, Moellerius as subgenus of Atta)
  • Emery, C. 1913c. Études sur les Myrmicinae. [V-VII.]. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 57: 250-262 (page 251, Moellerius as subgenus of Acromyrmex)
  • Emery, C. 1924f [1922]. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Myrmicinae. [concl.]. Genera Insectorum 174C: 207-397 (page 350, Moellerius as subgenus of Acromyrmex)
  • Forel, A. 1893h. Note sur les Attini. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 37: 586-607 (page 589, Moellerius as subgenus of Atta)
  • Forel, A. 1899d. Formicidae. [part]. Biol. Cent.-Am. Hym. 3: 25-56 (page 30, Moellerius as subgenus of Atta)
  • Forel, A. 1917. Cadre synoptique actuel de la faune universelle des fourmis. Bull. Soc. Vaudoise Sci. Nat. 51: 229-253 (page 247, Moellerius as subgenus of Acromyrmex)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1907d. The fungus-growing ants of North America. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 23: 669-807 (page 669, Moellerius as subgenus of Atta)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1910b. Ants: their structure, development and behavior. New York: Columbia University Press, xxv + 663 pp. (page 141, Moellerius as subgenus of Atta)
  • 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 167, Type-species: Atta (Acromyrmex) landolti; 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 669, Moellerius as subgenus of Atta)