Atta tardigrada

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Atta tardigrada
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Atta
Species: A. tardigrada
Binomial name
Atta tardigrada
(Buckley, 1867)

This taxon is considered to be unidentifiable and its identity is uncertain.



Distribution based on type material

United States (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • tardigrada. Oecodoma tardigrada Buckley, 1867: 349 (w.q.m.) U.S.A. (Texas).
    • Combination in Atta (Acromyrmex): Forel, 1885a: 358;
    • combination in Atta: Mayr, 1886d: 442; Wheeler, W.M. 1902f: 30;
    • combination in Atta (Trachymyrmex): Forel, 1893e: 601; Emery, 1895c: 329.
    • Status as species: Cresson, 1887: 259; Dalla Torre, 1893: 154; Emery, 1895c: 329; Forel, 1901g: 396.
    • Junior synonym of Trachymyrmex septentrionalis: Emery, 1924d: 346.
    • Unidentifiable taxon: Wheeler, W.M. 1902f: 30;
    • unidentifiable taxon; incertae sedis in Trachymyrmex: Smith, M.R. 1951a: 831;
    • unidentifiable taxon; incertae sedis in Myrmicinae: Smith, D.R. 1979: 1414;
    • unidentifiable taxon; incertae sedis in Atta: Bolton, 1995b: 77.



  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 77, catalogue)
  • Buckley, S. B. 1867. Descriptions of new species of North American Formicidae (continued from page 172.). Proc. Entomol. Soc. Phila. 6: 335-350 (page 349, worker, queen, male described. Incertae sedis in Atta: unrecognisable taxon)
  • Forel, A. 1885a [1884]. Études myrmécologiques en 1884 avec une description des organes sensoriels des antennes. Bull. Soc. Vaudoise Sci. Nat. 20: 316-380 (page 358, Included in Acromyrmex)
  • Forel, A. 1893h. Note sur les Attini. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 37: 586-607 (page 601, Included in Trachymyrmex)
  • Mayr, G. 1886d. Die Formiciden der Vereinigten Staaten von Nordamerika. Verh. K-K. Zool.-Bot. Ges. Wien 36: 419-464 (page 442, Included in Trachymyrmex)
  • Smith, D. R. 1979. Superfamily Formicoidea. Pp. 1323-1467 in: Krombein, K. V., Hurd, P. D., Smith, D. R., Burks, B. D. (eds.) Catalog of Hymenoptera in America north of Mexico. Volume 2. Apocrita (Aculeata). Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Pr (page 1414, unplaced taxon)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1902g. A consideration of S. B. Buckley's "North American Formicidae.". Trans. Tex. Acad. Sci. 4: 17-31 (page 30, Included in Trachymyrmex)