Taxa Described in 2018

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The following 3 genera were described in 2018 (see all years)

Taxon Name Subfamily Tribe Author Type Species Fossil Fossil Age Species Count Notes
Napakimyrma Aneuretinae Aneuretini LaPolla & Barden Napakimyrma paskapooensis Yes 1
Proleptothorax Myrmicinae Crematogastrini Radchenko, Dlussky, & Perfilieva Proleptothorax primitivus Yes 1
Xerolitor Myrmicinae Attini Sosa-Calvo, Schultz, Jesovnik, Dahan & Rabeling Mycetosoritis explicatus, now Xerolitor explicatus 1

The following 127 species/subspecies were described in 2018 (see all years)

Taxon Name Subfamily Tribe Genus Species Subspecies Author Type Locality Country Fossil Fossil Age Notes
Aenictus nuchiti Dorylinae Aenictus nuchiti Jaitrong & Ruangsittichai Thailand
Aenictus samungi Dorylinae Aenictus samungi Jaitrong & Ruangsittichai Thailand
Anochetus lanyuensis Ponerinae Ponerini Anochetus lanyuensis Leong, Tsai, Terayama, Shiao & Lin Taiwan
Aphaenogaster asmaae Myrmicinae Attini Aphaenogaster asmaae Sharaf Oman
Aphaenogaster gamagumayaa Myrmicinae Attini Aphaenogaster gamagumayaa Naka & Maruyama Japan
Aphaenogaster sarae Myrmicinae Attini Aphaenogaster sarae Sharaf Oman
Aphaenogaster ulibeli Myrmicinae Stenammini Aphaenogaster ulibeli Gomez & Espadaler Spain
Boloponera ikemkha Ponerinae Ponerini Boloponera ikemkha Hawkes South Africa
Calyptomyrmex laotius Myrmicinae Crematogastrini Calyptomyrmex laotius Jaitrong & Yamane Laos
Camponotus benguetensis Formicinae Camponotini Camponotus benguetensis Zettel & Balàka Philippines
Camponotus concurrens Formicinae Camponotini Camponotus concurrens Zettel & Laciny Brunei Darussalam
Camponotus inquilinus Formicinae Camponotini Camponotus inquilinus Zettel & Laciny Brunei Darussalam
Camponotus lamosy Formicinae Camponotini Camponotus lamosy Rakotonirina & Fisher Madagascar
Camponotus liandia Formicinae Camponotini Camponotus liandia Rakotonirina & Fisher Madagascar
Camponotus mainty Formicinae Camponotini Camponotus mainty Rakotonirina & Fisher Madagascar
Camponotus manabo Formicinae Camponotini Camponotus manabo Rakotonirina & Fisher Madagascar
Camponotus paracolobopsis Formicinae Camponotini Camponotus paracolobopsis Zettel & Yamane Brunei Darussalam
Camponotus paraleonardi Formicinae Camponotini Camponotus paraleonardi Zettel & Yamane Thailand
Camponotus raina Formicinae Camponotini Camponotus raina Rakotonirina & Fisher Madagascar
Camponotus sada Formicinae Camponotini Camponotus sada Rakotonirina & Fisher Madagascar
Camponotus schulzianus Formicinae Camponotini Camponotus schulzianus Zettel & Balàka Brunei Darussalam
Camponotus sophiae Formicinae Camponotini Camponotus sophiae Zettel & Balàka Thailand
Camponotus syaukanii Formicinae Camponotini Camponotus syaukanii Zettel & Yamane Indonesia
Camponotus tanosy Formicinae Camponotini Camponotus tanosy Rakotonirina & Fisher Madagascar
Camponotus weiserti Formicinae Camponotini Camponotus weiserti Zettel & Laciny Thailand
Carebara bara Myrmicinae Crematogastrini Carebara bara Azorsa & Fisher Madagascar
Carebara berivelo Myrmicinae Crematogastrini Carebara berivelo Azorsa & Fisher Madagascar
Carebara betsi Myrmicinae Crematogastrini Carebara betsi Azorsa & Fisher Madagascar
Carebara creolei Myrmicinae Crematogastrini Carebara creolei Azorsa & Fisher Mauritius
Carebara demeter Myrmicinae Crematogastrini Carebara demeter Azorsa & Fisher Madagascar
Carebara dota Myrmicinae Crematogastrini Carebara dota Azorsa & Fisher Madagascar
Carebara hainteny Myrmicinae Crematogastrini Carebara hainteny Azorsa & Fisher Madagascar
Carebara hiragasy Myrmicinae Crematogastrini Carebara hiragasy Azorsa & Fisher Madagascar
Carebara jajoby Myrmicinae Crematogastrini Carebara jajoby Azorsa & Fisher Madagascar
Carebara kabosy Myrmicinae Crematogastrini Carebara kabosy Azorsa & Fisher Madagascar
Carebara lova Myrmicinae Crematogastrini Carebara lova Azorsa & Fisher Madagascar
Carebara mahafaly Myrmicinae Crematogastrini Carebara mahafaly Azorsa & Fisher Madagascar
Carebara malagasy Myrmicinae Crematogastrini Carebara malagasy Azorsa & Fisher Madagascar
Carebara omasi Myrmicinae Crematogastrini Carebara omasi Azorsa & Fisher Madagascar
Carebara placida Myrmicinae Crematogastrini Carebara placida Azorsa & Fisher Madagascar
Carebara raberi Myrmicinae Crematogastrini Carebara raberi Azorsa & Fisher Madagascar
Carebara salegi Myrmicinae Crematogastrini Carebara salegi Azorsa & Fisher Madagascar
Carebara sampi Myrmicinae Crematogastrini Carebara sampi Azorsa & Fisher Madagascar
Carebara tana Myrmicinae Crematogastrini Carebara tana Azorsa & Fisher Madagascar
Carebara tanana Myrmicinae Crematogastrini Carebara tanana Azorsa & Fisher Madagascar
Carebara vazimba Myrmicinae Crematogastrini Carebara vazimba Azorsa & Fisher Madagascar
Colobopsis acuta Formicinae Camponotini Colobopsis acuta Mackay United States
Colobopsis apostemata Formicinae Camponotini Colobopsis apostemata Mackay Mexico
Colobopsis cavibregma Formicinae Camponotini Colobopsis cavibregma Mackay United States
Colobopsis concavitruncata Formicinae Camponotini Colobopsis concavitruncata Mackay Mexico
Colobopsis explodens Formicinae Camponotini Colobopsis explodens Laciny & Zettel Brunei Darussalam
Colobopsis flava Formicinae Camponotini Colobopsis flava Mackay Mexico
Echinopla charernsomi Formicinae Camponotini Echinopla charernsomi Tanansathaporn & Jaitrong Thailand
Echinopla jeenthongi Formicinae Camponotini Echinopla jeenthongi Tanansathaporn & Jaitrong Thailand
Electromyrmex wheeleri Myrmicinae Electromyrmex wheeleri Radchenko & Dlussky Yes
Fallomyrma anodonta Myrmicinae Fallomyrma anodonta Radchenko & Dlussky Yes
Fallomyrma marginata Myrmicinae Fallomyrma marginata Radchenko & Dlussky Yes
Fallomyrma robusta Myrmicinae Fallomyrma robusta Radchenko & Dlussky Yes
Hylomyrma villemantae Myrmicinae Pogonomyrmecini Hylomyrma villemantae Neves & Lacau Brasil
Lasius tapinomoides Formicinae Lasiini Lasius tapinomoides Salata & Borowiec Greece
Leptanilla macauensis Leptanillinae Leptanillini Leptanilla macauensis Leong, Yamane & Guénard China
Leptogenys academica Ponerinae Ponerini Leptogenys academica Lopez-Munoz, Villarreal & Lattke Brazil
Leptogenys atra Ponerinae Ponerini Leptogenys atra Arimoto and Yamane Vietnam
Leptogenys bhartii Ponerinae Ponerini Leptogenys bhartii Wachkoo, Maqbool, Akbar & Sharaf India
Leptogenys carioca Ponerinae Ponerini Leptogenys carioca Lopez-Munoz, Villarreal & Lattke Brazil
Leptogenys cyanicatena Ponerinae Ponerini Leptogenys cyanicatena Arimoto and Yamane Thailand
Messor mcarthuri Myrmicinae Stenammini Messor mcarthuri Steiner, Csősz, Markó, Gamisch, Rinnhofer, Folterbauer, Hammerle, Stauffer, Arthofer & Schlick-Steiner Turkey
Messor obscurior Myrmicinae Stenammini Messor obscurior Pashaei Rad, Taylor, Torabi, Aram, Abolfathi, Afshari, Borjali, Ghatei, Hediary, Jazini, Heidary Kiah, Mahmoudi, Safariyan & Seiri Iraq
Messor ponticus Myrmicinae Stenammini Messor ponticus Steiner, Csősz, Markó, Gamisch, Rinnhofer, Folterbauer, Hammerle, Stauffer, Arthofer & Schlick-Steiner Bulgaria
Metapone kanak Myrmicinae Crematogastrini Metapone kanak Taylor New Caledonia
Metapone nivanuatu Myrmicinae Crematogastrini Metapone nivanuatu Taylor Vanuatu
Monomorium mohammedi Myrmicinae Solenopsidini Monomorium mohammedi Sharaf & Hita Garcia Saudi Arabia
Myopias minima Ponerinae Ponerini Myopias minima Jaitrong, Tasen & Guénard Thailand
Myopias sakaeratensis Ponerinae Ponerini Myopias sakaeratensis Jaitrong, Tasen & Guénard Thailand
Myopias sonthichaiae Ponerinae Ponerini Myopias sonthichaiae Jaitrong, Tasen & Guénard Thailand
Myrmica gebaueri Myrmicinae Myrmicini Myrmica gebaueri Seifert, Schultz, Ritz & Ritz Tibet
Myrmicaria buenaventei Myrmicinae Solenopsidini Myrmicaria buenaventei Zettel, Laciny, Balàka & General Philippines
Myrmicaria chapmani Myrmicinae Solenopsidini Myrmicaria chapmani Zettel, Laciny, Balàka & General Philippines
Myrmicaria transversa Myrmicinae Solenopsidini Myrmicaria transversa Zettel, Laciny, Balàka & General Philippines
Napakimyrma paskapooensis Aneuretinae Napakimyrma paskapooensis LaPolla & Barden Yes
Odontomachus ferminae Ponerinae Ponerini Odontomachus ferminae General Philippines
Odontomachus linearis Ponerinae Ponerini Odontomachus linearis Chen & Zhou China
Ooceraea quadridentata Dorylinae Ooceraea quadridentata Yamada, Luong & Eguchi Vietnam
Parasyscia rifati Dorylinae Parasyscia rifati Sharaf & Akbar Saudi Arabia
Plagiolepis perperamus Formicinae Plagiolepidini Plagiolepis perperamus Salata, Borowiec & Radchenko Greece
Platythyrea janyai Ponerinae Platythyreini Platythyrea janyai Phengsi, Jaitrong, Ruangsittichai & Khachonpisitsak Thailand
Prenolepis angulinoda Formicinae Lasiini Prenolepis angulinoda Chen & Zhou Synonym, see Prenolepis fustinoda
Prenolepis cyclopia Formicinae Lasiini Prenolepis cyclopia Chen & Zhou China
Prenolepis lakekamu Formicinae Lasiini Prenolepis lakekamu Williams & LaPolla Papua New Guinea
Prenolepis nepalensis Formicinae Lasiini Prenolepis nepalensis Williams & LaPolla Nepal
Prenolepis quinquedenta Formicinae Lasiini Prenolepis quinquedenta Chen & Zhou China
Prenolepis striata Formicinae Lasiini Prenolepis striata Chen & Zhou China
Pristomyrmex archaios Myrmicinae Crematogastrini Pristomyrmex archaios Radchenko & Dlussky Yes
Pristomyrmex elmesi Myrmicinae Crematogastrini Pristomyrmex elmesi Radchenko & Dlussky Yes
Proceratium bruelheidei Proceratiinae Proceratiini Proceratium bruelheidei Staab, Xu & Hita Garcia China
Proceratium kepingmai Proceratiinae Proceratiini Proceratium kepingmai Staab, Xu & Hita Garcia China
Proceratium shohei Proceratiinae Proceratiini Proceratium shohei Staab, Xu & Hita Garcia China
Proleptothorax primitivus Myrmicinae Crematogastrini Proleptothorax primitivus Radchenko, Dlussky, & Perfilieva Yes
Protalaridris aculeata Myrmicinae Attini Protalaridris aculeata Lattke & Alpert Peru
Protalaridris arhuaca Myrmicinae Attini Protalaridris arhuaca Guerrero, Lattke & Alpert Colombia
Protalaridris bordoni Myrmicinae Attini Protalaridris bordoni Lattke Venezuela
Protalaridris leponcei Myrmicinae Attini Protalaridris leponcei Delsinne & Lattke Ecuador
Protalaridris loxanensis Myrmicinae Attini Protalaridris loxanensis Lattke Ecuador
Protalaridris punctata Myrmicinae Attini Protalaridris punctata Lattke Venezuela
Rhopalomastix glabricephala Myrmicinae Crematogastrini Rhopalomastix glabricephala Wang, Yong & Jaitrong Singapore
Rhopalomastix murphyi Myrmicinae Crematogastrini Rhopalomastix murphyi Wang, Yong & Jaitrong Singapore
Rhopalomastix striata Myrmicinae Crematogastrini Rhopalomastix striata Wang, Yong & Jaitrong Singapore
Rhopalomastix tenebra Myrmicinae Crematogastrini Rhopalomastix tenebra Wang, Yong & Jaitrong Singapore
Solenopsis metallica Myrmicinae Solenopsidini Solenopsis metallica Pitts, Camacho, Gotzek, McHugh & Ross Brazil
Technomyrmex formosensis Dolichoderinae Technomyrmex formosensis Yamane, Leong, & Lin Taiwan
Temnothorax crassistriatus Myrmicinae Crematogastrini Temnothorax crassistriatus Salata, Borowiec & Trichas Greece
Temnothorax daidalosi Myrmicinae Crematogastrini Temnothorax daidalosi Salata, Borowiec & Trichas Greece
Temnothorax ikarosi Myrmicinae Crematogastrini Temnothorax ikarosi Salata, Borowiec & Trichas Greece
Temnothorax incompletus Myrmicinae Crematogastrini Temnothorax incompletus Salata, Borowiec & Trichas Greece
Temnothorax minotaurosi Myrmicinae Crematogastrini Temnothorax minotaurosi Salata, Borowiec & Trichas Greece
Temnothorax morea Myrmicinae Crematogastrini Temnothorax morea Csősz, Salata & Borowiec Greece
Temnothorax proteii Myrmicinae Crematogastrini Temnothorax proteii Salata, Borowiec & Trichas Greece
Temnothorax strymonensis Myrmicinae Crematogastrini Temnothorax strymonensis Csősz, Salata & Borowiec Bulgaria
Temnothorax tamriensis Myrmicinae Crematogastrini Temnothorax tamriensis Ajerrar, Gómez, Bouharroud, Zaafrani & Cagniant Morocco
Temnothorax variabilis Myrmicinae Crematogastrini Temnothorax variabilis Salata, Borowiec & Trichas Greece
Tetheamyrma bidentata Myrmicinae Crematogastrini Tetheamyrma bidentata General & Buenavente Borneo
Tetramorium aisha Myrmicinae Crematogastrini Tetramorium aisha Mbanyana, Robertson & Hita Garcia South Africa
Tetramorium aspina Myrmicinae Crematogastrini Tetramorium aspina Wagner, Karaman, Aksoy & Kiran Turkey
Tetramorium brigitteae Myrmicinae Crematogastrini Tetramorium brigitteae Mbanyana, Robertson & Hita Garcia South Africa
Tetramorium duncani Myrmicinae Crematogastrini Tetramorium duncani Mbanyana, Robertson & Hita Garcia South Africa
Tetramorium lerouxi Myrmicinae Crematogastrini Tetramorium lerouxi Mbanyana, Robertson & Hita Garcia South Africa
Tetramorium margueriteae Myrmicinae Crematogastrini Tetramorium margueriteae Mbanyana, Robertson & Hita Garcia South Africa