Psammomyrma

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Psammomyrma
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dolichoderinae
Tribe: Leptomyrmecini
Genus: Psammomyrma
Forel, 1912
Type species
Dorymyrmex planidens

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Specimen Labels

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

Nomenclature

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

  • PSAMMOMYRMA [junior synonym of Dorymyrmex]
    • Psammomyrma Forel, 1912h: 43 [as subgenus of Dorymyrmex]. Type-species: Dorymyrmex planidens, by subsequent designation of Wheeler, W.M. 1913a: 82.
    • Psammomyrma subgenus of Dorymyrmex: Kempf, 1972a: 100.
    • Psammomyrma junior synonym of Dorymyrmex: Forel, 1913b: 350; Santschi, 1922b: 365; Snelling, R.R. & Hunt, 1976: 93.


References

  • Bolton, B. 1994. Identification guide to the ant genera of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 222 pp. (page 26, Psammomyrma as junior synonym of Dorymyrmex)
  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 86, Psammomyrma as junior synonym of Dorymyrmex)
  • Forel, A. 1912d. Formicides néotropiques. Part I. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 56: 28-49 (page 43, Psammomyrma as subgenus of Dorymyrmex)
  • Forel, A. 1913b. Formicides du Congo Belge récoltés par MM. Bequaert, Luja, etc. Rev. Zool. Afr. (Bruss.) 2: 306-351 (page 350, Psammomyrma as junior synonym of Dorymyrmex (in text))
  • Kempf, W. W. 1972b. Catálogo abreviado das formigas da regia~o Neotropical. Stud. Entomol. 15: 3-344 (page 100, Psammomyrma as subgenus of Dorymyrmex)
  • Santschi, F. 1922c. Myrmicines, dolichodérines et autres formicides néotropiques. Bull. Soc. Vaudoise Sci. Nat. 54: 345-378 (page 365, Psammomyrma as junior synonym of Dorymyrmex)
  • Shattuck, S. O. 1992c. Generic revision of the ant subfamily Dolichoderinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Sociobiology 21: 1-181 (page 77, Psammomyrma as junior synonym of Dorymyrmex)
  • Snelling, R. R.; Hunt, J. H. 1975. The ants of Chile (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Rev. Chil. Entomol. 9: 63-129 (page 93, Psammomyrma as junior synonym of Dorymyrmex)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1913a. Corrections and additions to "List of type species of the genera and subgenera of Formicidae". Ann. N. Y. Acad. Sci. 23: 77-83 (page 82, Type-species: Dorymyrmex planidens, 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 689, Psammomyrma as junior synonym of Dorymyrmex)