Taxa Described in 2018

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The following 3 genera were described in 2018 (see all years)

Taxon Name Subfamily Tribe Author Type Species Fossil Fossil Age Species Count Notes
Napakimyrma Aneuretinae LaPolla & Barden Napakimyrma paskapooensis Yes 1
Proleptothorax Myrmicinae Crematogastrini Radchenko, Dlussky, & Perfilieva Proleptothorax primitivus Yes 1
Xerolitor Myrmicinae Attini Sosa-Calvo, Schultz, Jesovnik, Dahan & Rabeling Mycetosoritis explicatus, now Xerolitor explicatus 1

The following 121 species/subspecies were described in 2018 (see all years)

Taxon Name Subfamily Tribe Genus Species Subspecies Author Type Locality Country Fossil Fossil Age Notes
Aenictus nuchiti Dorylinae Aenictus nuchiti Jaitrong & Ruangsittichai Thailand
Aenictus samungi Dorylinae Aenictus samungi Jaitrong & Ruangsittichai Thailand
Anochetus lanyuensis Ponerinae Ponerini Anochetus lanyuensis Leong, Tsai, Terayama, Shiao & Lin Taiwan
Aphaenogaster asmaae Myrmicinae Stenammini Aphaenogaster asmaae Sharaf Oman
Aphaenogaster gamagumayaa Myrmicinae Stenammini Aphaenogaster gamagumayaa Naka & Maruyama Japan
Aphaenogaster sarae Myrmicinae Stenammini Aphaenogaster sarae Sharaf Oman
Aphaenogaster ulibeli Myrmicinae Stenammini Aphaenogaster ulibeli Gomez & Espadaler Spain
Boloponera ikemkha Ponerinae Ponerini Boloponera ikemkha Hawkes South Africa
Calyptomyrmex laotius Myrmicinae Crematogastrini Calyptomyrmex laotius Jaitrong & Yamane Laos
Camponotus benguetensis Formicinae Camponotini Camponotus benguetensis Zettel & Balàka Philippines
Camponotus concurrens Formicinae Camponotini Camponotus concurrens Zettel & Laciny Brunei Darussalam
Camponotus inquilinus Formicinae Camponotini Camponotus inquilinus Zettel & Laciny Brunei Darussalam
Camponotus lamosy Formicinae Camponotini Camponotus lamosy Rakotonirina & Fisher Madagascar
Camponotus liandia Formicinae Camponotini Camponotus liandia Rakotonirina & Fisher Madagascar
Camponotus mainty Formicinae Camponotini Camponotus mainty Rakotonirina & Fisher Madagascar
Camponotus manabo Formicinae Camponotini Camponotus manabo Rakotonirina & Fisher Madagascar
Camponotus paracolobopsis Formicinae Camponotini Camponotus paracolobopsis Zettel & Yamane Brunei Darussalam
Camponotus paraleonardi Formicinae Camponotini Camponotus paraleonardi Zettel & Yamane Thailand
Camponotus raina Formicinae Camponotini Camponotus raina Rakotonirina & Fisher Madagascar
Camponotus sada Formicinae Camponotini Camponotus sada Rakotonirina & Fisher Madagascar
Camponotus schulzianus Formicinae Camponotini Camponotus schulzianus Zettel & Balàka Brunei Darussalam
Camponotus sophiae Formicinae Camponotini Camponotus sophiae Zettel & Balàka Thailand
Camponotus syaukanii Formicinae Camponotini Camponotus syaukanii Zettel & Yamane Indonesia
Camponotus tanosy Formicinae Camponotini Camponotus tanosy Rakotonirina & Fisher Madagascar
Camponotus weiserti Formicinae Camponotini Camponotus weiserti Zettel & Laciny Thailand
Carebara bara Myrmicinae Crematogastrini Carebara bara Azorsa & Fisher Madagascar
Carebara berivelo Myrmicinae Crematogastrini Carebara berivelo Azorsa & Fisher Madagascar
Carebara betsi Myrmicinae Crematogastrini Carebara betsi Azorsa & Fisher Madagascar
Carebara creolei Myrmicinae Crematogastrini Carebara creolei Azorsa & Fisher Mauritius
Carebara demeter Myrmicinae Crematogastrini Carebara demeter Azorsa & Fisher Madagascar
Carebara dota Myrmicinae Crematogastrini Carebara dota Azorsa & Fisher Madagascar
Carebara hainteny Myrmicinae Crematogastrini Carebara hainteny Azorsa & Fisher Madagascar
Carebara hiragasy Myrmicinae Crematogastrini Carebara hiragasy Azorsa & Fisher Madagascar
Carebara jajoby Myrmicinae Crematogastrini Carebara jajoby Azorsa & Fisher Madagascar
Carebara kabosy Myrmicinae Crematogastrini Carebara kabosy Azorsa & Fisher Madagascar
Carebara lova Myrmicinae Crematogastrini Carebara lova Azorsa & Fisher Madagascar
Carebara mahafaly Myrmicinae Crematogastrini Carebara mahafaly Azorsa & Fisher Madagascar
Carebara malagasy Myrmicinae Crematogastrini Carebara malagasy Azorsa & Fisher Madagascar
Carebara omasi Myrmicinae Crematogastrini Carebara omasi Azorsa & Fisher Madagascar
Carebara placida Myrmicinae Crematogastrini Carebara placida Azorsa & Fisher Madagascar
Carebara raberi Myrmicinae Crematogastrini Carebara raberi Azorsa & Fisher Madagascar
Carebara salegi Myrmicinae Crematogastrini Carebara salegi Azorsa & Fisher Madagascar
Carebara sampi Myrmicinae Crematogastrini Carebara sampi Azorsa & Fisher Madagascar
Carebara tana Myrmicinae Crematogastrini Carebara tana Azorsa & Fisher Madagascar
Carebara tanana Myrmicinae Crematogastrini Carebara tanana Azorsa & Fisher Madagascar
Carebara vazimba Myrmicinae Crematogastrini Carebara vazimba Azorsa & Fisher Madagascar
Colobopsis explodens Formicinae Camponotini Colobopsis explodens Laciny & Zettel Brunei Darussalam
Echinopla charernsomi Formicinae Camponotini Echinopla charernsomi Tanansathaporn & Jaitrong Thailand
Echinopla jeenthongi Formicinae Camponotini Echinopla jeenthongi Tanansathaporn & Jaitrong Thailand
Electromyrmex wheeleri Myrmicinae Electromyrmex wheeleri Radchenko & Dlussky Yes
Fallomyrma anodonta Myrmicinae Fallomyrma anodonta Radchenko & Dlussky Yes
Fallomyrma marginata Myrmicinae Fallomyrma marginata Radchenko & Dlussky Yes
Fallomyrma robusta Myrmicinae Fallomyrma robusta Radchenko & Dlussky Yes
Hylomyrma villemantae Myrmicinae Pogonomyrmecini Hylomyrma villemantae Neves & Lacau Brasil
Lasius tapinomoides Formicinae Lasiini Lasius tapinomoides Salata & Borowiec Greece
Leptanilla macauensis Leptanillinae Leptanillini Leptanilla macauensis Leong, Yamane & Guénard China
Leptogenys academica Ponerinae Ponerini Leptogenys academica Lopez-Munoz, Villarreal & Lattke Brazil
Leptogenys atra Ponerinae Ponerini Leptogenys atra Arimoto and Yamane Vietnam
Leptogenys bhartii Ponerinae Ponerini Leptogenys bhartii Wachkoo, Maqbool, Akbar & Sharaf India
Leptogenys carioca Ponerinae Ponerini Leptogenys carioca Lopez-Munoz, Villarreal & Lattke Brazil
Leptogenys cyanicatena Ponerinae Ponerini Leptogenys cyanicatena Arimoto and Yamane Thailand
Messor mcarthuri Myrmicinae Stenammini Messor mcarthuri Steiner, Csősz, Markó, Gamisch, Rinnhofer, Folterbauer, Hammerle, Stauffer, Arthofer & Schlick-Steiner Turkey
Messor ponticus Myrmicinae Stenammini Messor ponticus Steiner, Csősz, Markó, Gamisch, Rinnhofer, Folterbauer, Hammerle, Stauffer, Arthofer & Schlick-Steiner Bulgaria
Metapone kanak Myrmicinae Crematogastrini Metapone kanak Taylor New Caledonia
Metapone nivanuatu Myrmicinae Crematogastrini Metapone nivanuatu Taylor Vanuatu
Monomorium mohammedi Myrmicinae Solenopsidini Monomorium mohammedi Sharaf & Hita Garcia Saudi Arabia
Myopias minima Ponerinae Ponerini Myopias minima Jaitrong, Tasen & Guénard Thailand
Myopias sakaeratensis Ponerinae Ponerini Myopias sakaeratensis Jaitrong, Tasen & Guénard Thailand
Myopias sonthichaiae Ponerinae Ponerini Myopias sonthichaiae Jaitrong, Tasen & Guénard Thailand
Myrmica gebaueri Myrmicinae Myrmicini Myrmica gebaueri Seifert, Schltz, Ritz & Ritz Tibet
Myrmicaria buenaventei Myrmicinae Solenopsidini Myrmicaria buenaventei Zettel, Laciny, Balàka & General Philippines
Myrmicaria chapmani Myrmicinae Solenopsidini Myrmicaria chapmani Zettel, Laciny, Balàka & General Philippines
Myrmicaria transversa Myrmicinae Solenopsidini Myrmicaria transversa Zettel, Laciny, Balàka & General Philippines
Napakimyrma paskapooensis Aneuretinae Napakimyrma paskapooensis LaPolla & Barden Yes
Odontomachus ferminae Ponerinae Ponerini Odontomachus ferminae General Philippines
Odontomachus linearis Ponerinae Ponerini Odontomachus linearis Chen & Zhou China
Ooceraea quadridentata Dorylinae Ooceraea quadridentata Yamada, Luong & Eguchi Vietnam
Parasyscia rifati Dorylinae Parasyscia rifati Sharaf & Akbar Saudi Arabia
Plagiolepis perperamus Formicinae Plagiolepidini Plagiolepis perperamus Salata, Borowiec & Radchenko Greece
Platythyrea janyai Ponerinae Platythyreini Platythyrea janyai Phengsi, Jaitrong, Ruangsittichai & Khachonpisitsak Thailand
Prenolepis angulinoda Formicinae Lasiini Prenolepis angulinoda Chen & Zhou Synonym, see Prenolepis fustinoda
Prenolepis cyclopia Formicinae Lasiini Prenolepis cyclopia Chen & Zhou China
Prenolepis lakekamu Formicinae Lasiini Prenolepis lakekamu Williams & LaPolla Papua New Guinea
Prenolepis nepalensis Formicinae Lasiini Prenolepis nepalensis Williams & LaPolla Nepal
Prenolepis quinquedenta Formicinae Lasiini Prenolepis quinquedenta Chen & Zhou China
Prenolepis striata Formicinae Lasiini Prenolepis striata Chen & Zhou China
Pristomyrmex archaios Myrmicinae Crematogastrini Pristomyrmex archaios Radchenko & Dlussky Yes
Pristomyrmex elmesi Myrmicinae Crematogastrini Pristomyrmex elmesi Radchenko & Dlussky Yes
Proceratium bruelheidei Proceratiinae Proceratiini Proceratium bruelheidei Staab, Xu & Hita Garcia China
Proceratium kepingmai Proceratiinae Proceratiini Proceratium kepingmai Staab, Xu & Hita Garcia China
Proceratium shohei Proceratiinae Proceratiini Proceratium shohei Staab, Xu & Hita Garcia China
Proleptothorax primitivus Myrmicinae Crematogastrini †Proleptothorax primitivus Radchenko, Dlussky, & Perfilieva Yes
Protalaridris aculeata Myrmicinae Attini Protalaridris aculeata Lattke & Alpert Peru
Protalaridris arhuaca Myrmicinae Attini Protalaridris arhuaca Guerrero, Lattke & Alpert Colombia
Protalaridris bordoni Myrmicinae Attini Protalaridris bordoni Lattke Venezuela
Protalaridris leponcei Myrmicinae Attini Protalaridris leponcei Delsinne & Lattke Ecuador
Protalaridris loxanensis Myrmicinae Attini Protalaridris loxanensis Lattke Ecuador
Protalaridris punctata Myrmicinae Attini Protalaridris punctata Lattke Venezuela
Rhopalomastix glabricephala Myrmicinae Crematogastrini Rhopalomastix glabricephala Wang, Yong & Jaitrong Singapore
Rhopalomastix murphyi Myrmicinae Crematogastrini Rhopalomastix murphyi Wang, Yong & Jaitrong Singapore
Rhopalomastix striata Myrmicinae Crematogastrini Rhopalomastix striata Wang, Yong & Jaitrong Singapore
Rhopalomastix tenebra Myrmicinae Crematogastrini Rhopalomastix tenebra Wang, Yong & Jaitrong Singapore
Solenopsis metallica Myrmicinae Solenopsidini Solenopsis metallica Pitts, Camacho, Gotzek, McHugh & Ross Brazil
Technomyrmex formosensis Dolichoderinae Technomyrmex formosensis Yamane, Leong, & Lin Taiwan
Temnothorax crassistriatus Myrmicinae Crematogastrini Temnothorax crassistriatus Salata, Borowiec & Trichas Greece
Temnothorax daidalosi Myrmicinae Crematogastrini Temnothorax daidalosi Salata, Borowiec & Trichas Greece
Temnothorax ikarosi Myrmicinae Crematogastrini Temnothorax ikarosi Salata, Borowiec & Trichas Greece
Temnothorax incompletus Myrmicinae Crematogastrini Temnothorax incompletus Salata, Borowiec & Trichas Greece
Temnothorax minotaurosi Myrmicinae Crematogastrini Temnothorax minotaurosi Salata, Borowiec & Trichas Greece
Temnothorax morea Myrmicinae Crematogastrini Temnothorax morea Csősz, Salata & Borowiec Greece
Temnothorax proteii Myrmicinae Crematogastrini Temnothorax proteii Salata, Borowiec & Trichas Greece
Temnothorax strymonensis Myrmicinae Crematogastrini Temnothorax strymonensis Csősz, Salata & Borowiec Bulgaria
Temnothorax tamriensis Myrmicinae Crematogastrini Temnothorax tamriensis Ajerrar, Gómez, Bouharroud, Zaafrani & Cagniant Morocco
Temnothorax variabilis Myrmicinae Crematogastrini Temnothorax variabilis Salata, Borowiec & Trichas Greece
Tetheamyrma bidentata Myrmicinae Crematogastrini Tetheamyrma bidentata General & Buenavente Borneo
Tetramorium aisha Myrmicinae Crematogastrini Tetramorium aisha Mbanyana, Robertson & Hita Garcia South Africa
Tetramorium aspina Myrmicinae Crematogastrini Tetramorium aspina Wagner, Karaman, Aksoy & Kiran Turkey
Tetramorium brigitteae Myrmicinae Crematogastrini Tetramorium brigitteae Mbanyana, Robertson & Hita Garcia South Africa
Tetramorium duncani Myrmicinae Crematogastrini Tetramorium duncani Mbanyana, Robertson & Hita Garcia South Africa
Tetramorium lerouxi Myrmicinae Crematogastrini Tetramorium lerouxi Mbanyana, Robertson & Hita Garcia South Africa
Tetramorium margueriteae Myrmicinae Crematogastrini Tetramorium margueriteae Mbanyana, Robertson & Hita Garcia South Africa