Attini

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Attini
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Smith, 1858
Type genus
Atta
Diversity
48 genera
2,822 species
Synonyms

Identification

List of Genera

Extant Genera

AcanthognathusAcromyrmexAllomerusApterostigmaAttaBasicerosBlepharidattaCephalotesChimaeridrisColobostrumaCyattaCyphomyrmexDacetonDiaphoromyrmaEpopostrumaEurhopalothrixIshakidrisKalathomyrmexLachnomyrmexLenomyrmexMesostrumaMicrodacetonMycetagroicusMycetarotesMycetomoelleriusMycetophylaxMycetosoritisMycocepurusMyrmicocryptaOchetomyrmexOctostrumaOrectognathusParamycetophylaxParatrachymyrmexPhalacromyrmexPheidolePilotrochusProcryptocerusProtalaridrisPseudoattaRhopalothrixSericomyrmexStrumigenysTalaridrisTrachymyrmexTranopeltaWasmanniaXerolitor

Fossil Genera

Attaichnus

Nomenclature

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

  • ATTINI [tribe of Myrmicinae]

Attidae Smith, F. 1858b: 161. Type-genus: Atta Fabricius, 1804: 421.

Taxonomic History

  • Attini as subfamily of Formicidae: Smith, F. 1858b: 161 [Attidae]; Smith, F. 1862b: 34 [Attidae].
  • Attini as family: Smith, F. 1861b: 48 [Attidae]; Smith, F. 1863: 21 [Attidae].
  • Attini as group of Myrmicidae: Emery, 1877a: 72 [Attidae].
  • Attini as junior synonym of Myrmicidae: Emery & Forel, 1879a: 457 [Attidae].
  • Attini as subfamily of Myrmicidae: Emery, 1894g: 385 [Attinae].
  • Attini as tribe of Myrmicidae: Forel, 1891b: 143.
  • Attini as subfamily of Cryptoceridae: Ashmead, 1905b: 383 [Attinae].
  • Attini as tribe of Myrmicinae: Forel, 1892d: 344; Forel, 1893a: 163 [Attii]; Forel, 1895b: 137 [Attii]; Emery, 1895j: 770 [Attii]; Forel, 1899c: 30 [Attii]; Wheeler, W.M. 1910g: 141 [Attii]; Emery, 1913b: 251 [Attini]; Emery, 1914a: 39; Forel, 1917: 247; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 658; Emery, 1924d: 330; subsequent authors; Bolton, 2003: 56, 196.
  • Attini as senior synonym of Anergatidini, Basicerotini, Blepharidattini, Cephalotini, Cryptoceridae, Dacetini, Dacetiti, Epopostrumiti, Lenomyrmecini, Pheidolidae, Ochetomyrmicini, Orectognathiti, Phalacromyrmecini, Strumigeniti: Ward, et al. 2015: 77.

Taxonomic References

Emery, 1895j: 770 (diagnosis); Wheeler, W.M. 1907c: 669 (North America fauna); Wheeler, W.M. 1910g: 141 (diagnosis); Emery, 1912b: 101 (phylogeny); Emery, 1913b: 251 (synoptic classification); Emery, 1914a: 39, 42 (diagnosis (in key), synoptic classification); Gallardo, 1916d: 318 (Argentina genera, key); Forel, 1917: 247 (synoptic classification); Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 668 (genera key); Emery, 1924d: 330 (diagnosis, genera key, catalogue); Kusnezov, 1964: 147 (phylogeny); Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1976b: 60 (larvae, review and synthesis); Kugler, C. 1978a: 477 (sting structure); Weber, 1982: 255 (synopsis); Dlussky & Fedoseeva, 1988: 79 (synoptic classification); Hölldobler & Wilson, 1990: 16 (synoptic classification); Brandão, 1991: 392 (Neotropical fauna, synoptic classification); Bolton, 1994: 105 (synoptic classification); Bolton, 1995a: 1040 (census); Bolton, 1995b: 9 (catalogue); Schultz & Meier, 1995: 337 (phylogeny, larvae); Lattke, 1999: 2 (phylogeny, partial); Brandão & Mayhé-Nunes, 2001: 661 (monophyly); Bolton, 2003: 56, 196 (diagnosis, synopsis); Fernández, 2003d: 310 (Neotropical genera); Klingenberg & Brandão, 2009: 5 (genera related to Mycetophylax key); Mehdiabadi & Schultz, 2009: 37 (natural history, phylogeny); Ward, et al. 2015: 69 (reclassification).

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