Myrmex

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Myrmex
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Pseudomyrmecinae
Genus: Myrmex
Guérin-Méneville, 1844
Type species
Myrmex perboscii, now Pseudomyrmex perboscii

Pseudomyrmex perboscii jtlc000013790 profile 1.jpg

Pseudomyrmex perboscii jtlc000013790 dorsal 1.jpg

Specimen labels

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

Nomenclature

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

  • MYRMEX [junior homonym, junior synonym of Pseudomyrma]
    • Myrmex Guérin-Méneville, 1844a: 427. Type-species: Myrmex perboscii, by monotypy. [Unresolved junior homonym of Myrmex Sturm, 1826: 32 (Coleoptera).]
    • Myrmex Guérin-Méneville junior synonym of Pseudomyrma: Smith, F. 1858b: 153; Roger, 1863b: 24.
    • Myrmex Guérin-Méneville junior synonym of Pseudomyrmex: Smith, M.R. 1952a: 98].


References

  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 135, Myrmex as junior synonym of Pseudomyrma)
  • Dalla Torre, K. W. von. 1893. Catalogus Hymenopterorum hucusque descriptorum systematicus et synonymicus. Vol. 7. Formicidae (Heterogyna). Leipzig: W. Engelmann, 289 pp. (page 55, Myrmex as junior synonym of Pseudomyrma)
  • Emery, C. 1921c. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Myrmicinae. [part]. Genera Insectorum 174A:1-94 94: 1-94 + 7 (page 28, Myrmex as junior synonym of Pseudomyrma)
  • Guérin-Méneville, F. E. 1844a. Iconographie du règne animal de G. Cuvier, ou représentation d'après nature de l'une des espèces les plus remarquables, et souvent non encore figurées, de chaque genre d'animaux. Insectes. Paris: J. B. Baillière, 576 pp. (page 427, Myrmex as genus; junior homonym of Myrmex Sturm, 1826 (Coleoptera))
  • Roger, J. 1863b. Verzeichniss der Formiciden-Gattungen und Arten. Berl. Entomol. Z. 7(B Beilage: 1-65 (page 24, Myrmex as junior synonym of Pseudomyrma)
  • Smith, F. 1858a. Catalogue of hymenopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part VI. Formicidae. London: British Museum, 216 pp. (page 153, Myrmex as junior synonym of Pseudomyrma)
  • Smith, F. 1877b. Descriptions of new species of the genera Pseudomyrma and Tetraponera, belonging to the family Myrmicidae. Trans. Entomol. Soc. Lond. 1877: 57-72 (page 58, Myrmex as junior synonym of Pseudomyrma)
  • Smith, M. R. 1952a. The correct name for the group of ants formerly known as Pseudomyrma (Hymenoptera). Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash. 54: 97-98 (page 98, Myrmex junior synonym of Pseudomyrmex)