Paedalgus

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Paedalgus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Paedalgus
Forel, 1911
Type species
Paedalgus escherichi, now Carebara escherichi

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Specimen Labels

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

Nomenclature

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

  • PAEDALGUS [junior synonym of Carebara]
    • Paedalgus Forel, 1911i: 217. Type-species: Paedalgus escherichi, by monotypy.
    • Paedalgus junior synonym of Carebara: Fernández, 2004a: 194.


References

  • Bolton, B. 1987. A review of the Solenopsis genus-group and revision of Afrotropical Monomorium Mayr (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Bull. Br. Mus. (Nat. Hist.) Entomol. 54: 263-452 (page 265, Paedalgus in Myrmicinae, Pheidologeton genus group)
  • Bolton, B. 1994. Identification guide to the ant genera of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 222 pp. (page 106, Paedalgus in Myrmicinae, Pheidologetini [Pheidologetonini])
  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 216, Paedalgus in Myrmicinae, Solenopsidini)
  • Bolton, B.; Belshaw, R. 1993. Taxonomy and biology of the supposedly lestobiotic ant genus Paedalgus (Hym.: Formicidae). Syst. Entomol. 18: 181-189 (page 181, Revision 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 80, Paedalgus in Myrmicinae, Pheidologetini)
  • Emery, C. 1914e. Intorno alla classificazione dei Myrmicinae. Rend. Sess. R. Accad. Sci. Ist. Bologna Cl. Sci. Fis. (n.s.) 18: 29-42 (page 41, Paedalgus in Myrmicinae, Pheidologetini)
  • Emery, C. 1924f [1922]. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Myrmicinae. [concl.]. Genera Insectorum 174C: 207-397 (page 221, Paedalgus in Myrmicinae, Pheidologetini)
  • Ettershank, G. 1966. A generic revision of the world Myrmicinae related to Solenopsis and Pheidologeton (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Aust. J. Zool. 14: 73-171 (page 81, Paedalgus in Myrmicinae, Pheidologeton genus group)
  • Fernández, F. 2004a. The American species of the myrmicine ant genus Carebara Westwood (Hymentoptera: Formicidae). Caldasia 26(1): 191-238 (page 194, Paedalgus as junior synonym of Carebara)
  • Forel, A. 1911c. Ameisen aus Ceylon, gesammelt von Prof. K. Escherich (einige von Prof. E. Bugnion). Pp. 215-228 in: Escherich, K. Termitenleben auf Ceylon. Jena: Gustav Fischer, xxxii + 262 pp. (page 217, Paedalgus as genus)
  • Forel, A. 1911c. Ameisen aus Ceylon, gesammelt von Prof. K. Escherich (einige von Prof. E. Bugnion). Pp. 215-228 in: Escherich, K. Termitenleben auf Ceylon. Jena: Gustav Fischer, xxxii + 262 pp. (page 218, Paedalgus in Myrmicinae, Solenopsidini)
  • Forel, A. 1917. Cadre synoptique actuel de la faune universelle des fourmis. Bull. Soc. Vaudoise Sci. Nat. 51: 229-253 (page 244, Paedalgus in Myrmicinae, Pheidologetini)
  • 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 663, Paedalgus in Myrmicinae, Solenopsidini)