Xerolitor

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Xerolitor
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Xerolitor
Sosa-Calvo, Schultz, Jesovnik, Dahan & Rabeling, 2018
Type species
Mycetosoritis explicatus, now Xerolitor explicatus
Diversity
1 species
(Species Checklist, Species by Country)

Mycetosoritis explicata casent0173987 profile 1.jpg

Mycetosoritis explicata casent0173987 dorsal 1.jpg

Specimen labels

Evolutionary Relationships
Neoattina

Cyatta (1 species), Kalathomyrmex (1 species)





Mycetarotes
  (4 species)



Mycetosoritis
  (2 species)





Cyphomyrmex
  (23 species)




Mycetophylax
  (21 species)




Mycetagroicus
  (4 species)





Trachymyrmex
  (9 species)




Sericomyrmex
  (11 species)



Xerolitor
  (1 species)






Trachymyrmex
  (9 species)




Trachymyrmex
  (9 species)




Acromyrmex
  (63 species)



Atta
  (19 species)











Based on Ward et al. (2014), Blaimer et al. (2018) and Li et al. (2018).

A genus of fungus growing ants.

Identification

 

Distribution

Distribution and Richness based on AntMaps

Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • XEROLITOR [Myrmicinae: Attini]
    • Xerolitor Sosa-Calvo, Schultz, Jesovnik, Dahan & Rabeling, 2018: 555. Type-species: Mycetosoritis explicatus, by monotypy.

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