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Petalomyrmex phylax
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Plagiolepidini
Genus: Petalomyrmex
Snelling, R.R., 1979
Type species
Petalomyrmex phylax
Single species: P. phylax

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Petalomyrmex phylax

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

  • PETALOMYRMEX [Formicinae: Plagiolepidini]
    • Petalomyrmex Snelling, R.R. 1979: 5. Type-species: Petalomyrmex phylax, by original designation.


The following references are based on the 2007 CD version of the New General Catalogue.

  • Agosti, D. 1991. Revision of the oriental ant genus Cladomyrma, with an outline of the higher classification of the Formicinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Syst. Entomol. 16: 293-310 (page 296, Petalomyrmex in Formicinae, Pseudolasius genus group)
  • Bolton, B. 1994. Identification guide to the ant genera of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 222 pp. (page 50, Petalomyrmex in Fomicinae, Brachymyrmecini)
  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 316, Petalomyrmex in Fomicinae, Brachymyrmecini)
  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 104, Petalomyrmex in Fomicinae, Plagiolepidini)
  • Hölldobler, B.; Wilson, E. O. 1990. The ants. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, xii + 732 pp. (page 18, Petalomyrmex in Formicinae, Myrmelachistini)
  • Snelling, R. R. 1979a. Three new species of the Palaeotropical arboreal ant genus Cataulacus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Contr. Sci. (Los Angel.) 315: 1-8 (page 5, Petalomyrmex as genus)
  • Wheeler, G. C.; Wheeler, J. 1985b. A simplified conspectus of the Formicidae. Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 111: 255-264 (page 258, Petalomyrmex in Fomicinae, Brachymyrmecini)

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