Metalasius

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Metalasius
Temporal range: 47.8–0 Ma Eocene – Recent
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Lasiini
Genus: Metalasius
Boudinot, Borowiec & Prebus, 2022
Type species
Lasius myrmidon, now Metalasius myrmidon
Diversity
1 species
1 fossil species
(Species Checklist, Species by Country)
Evolutionary Relationships
Formicinae

Myrmelachistini
  (2 genera)




Lasiini

Cladomyrma
  (13 species)





Lasius
  (140 species)



Myrmecocystus
  (30 species)





Metalasius
  (1 species)





Paraparatrechina
  (42 species)



Prenolepis
  (19 species)





Zatania
  (6 species)




Nylanderia
  (149 species)




Pseudolasius
  (66 species)




Euprenolepis
  (8 species)



Paratrechina
  (5 species)












Melophorini
  (9 genera)




Formicini
  (8 genera)





Gesomyrmex, Oecophylla



Plagiolepidini
  (9 genera)





Gigantiops, Myrmoteras, Santschiella



Camponotini
  (8 genera)









Based on Ward et al. (2016), Matos-Maravi et al. (2018) and Boudinot et al. (2022).


Identification

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Distribution

Distribution and Richness based on AntMaps

Biology

Castes

Morphology

Nomenclature

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

  • METALASIUS [Formicinae: Lasiini]
    • Metalasius Boudinot et al., 2022: 140. Type-species: Lasius myrmidon, by original designation.

References