Machaeromyrma

Every Ant Tells a Story - And Scientists Explain Their Stories Here
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Machaeromyrma
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Formicini
Genus: Machaeromyrma
Forel, 1916
Type species
Formica bombycina, now Cataglyphis bombycina

Cataglyphis bombycinus casent0102114 profile 1.jpg

Cataglyphis bombycinus casent0102114 dorsal 1.jpg

Specimen labels

This genus is not in use as it is currently considered to be a junior synonym of Cataglyphis.

Nomenclature

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

  • MACHAEROMYRMA [junior synonym of Cataglyphis]
    • Machaeromyrma Forel, 1916: 441 [as subgenus of Cataglyphis]. Type-species: Formica bombycina, by original designation.
    • Machaeromyrma junior synonym of Cataglyphis: Baroni Urbani, 1969d: 218; Agosti, 1994a: 103.


References

  • Agosti, D. 1994b. The phylogeny of the ant tribe Formicini (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) with the description of a new genus. Syst. Entomol. 19: 93-117 (page 103, Machaeromyrma as junior synonym of Cataglyphis)
  • Baroni Urbani, C. 1969c. Una nuova Cataglyphis dei Monti dell'Anatolia (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Fragm. Entomol. 6: 213-222 (page 218, Machaeromyrma as junior synonym of Cataglyphis)
  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 127, Machaeromyrma as junior synonym of Cataglyphis)
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 266, Machaeromyrma as subgenus of Cataglyphis)
  • Forel, A. 1916. Fourmis du Congo et d'autres provenances récoltées par MM. Hermann Kohl, Luja, Mayné, etc. Rev. Suisse Zool. 24: 397-460 (page 441, Machaeromyrma as subgenus of Cataglyphis)
  • Forel, A. 1917. Cadre synoptique actuel de la faune universelle des fourmis. Bull. Soc. Vaudoise Sci. Nat. 51: 229-253 (page 250, Machaeromyrma as subgenus of Cataglyphis)
  • Santschi, F. 1929b. Étude sur les Cataglyphis. Rev. Suisse Zool. 36: 25-70 (page 30, Machaeromyrma as subgenus of Cataglyphis)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1922i. Ants of the American Museum Congo expedition. A contribution to the myrmecology of Africa. VII. Keys to the genera and subgenera of ants. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 45: 631-710 (page 699, Machaeromyrma as subgenus of Cataglyphis)