Plagiolepidini

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The tribe Plagiolepidini belongs to the subfamily Formicinae. For a list of genera contained within this tribe see Plagiolepidini genera, for species see Plagiolepidini species.

Synopsis


Tribe PLAGIOLEPIDINI
Plagiolepisii Forel, 1886f: 212. Type-genus: Plagiolepis.
Taxonomic history
Plagiolepidini as tribe of Camponotinae: Forel, 1886f: 212 [Plagiolepisii]; Forel, 1891b: 95 [Plagiolepisii]; Forel, 1893a: 165 [Plagiolepisii]; Emery, 1893i: 635 [Plagiolepidii]; Emery, 1895j: 771 [Plagiolepidii]; Forel, 1899c: 123 [Plagiolepidii]; Ruzsky, 1905b: 110 [Plagiolepidii]; Wheeler, W.M. 1910g: 143 [Plagiolepidii]; Wheeler, W.M. 1915h: 100; Forel, 1917: 249; Arnold, 1920a: 554.
Plagiolepidini as tribe of Formicinae: Ashmead, 1905b: 384; Bondroit, 1918: 18; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 693; Emery, 1925b: 15; Santschi, 1926a: 13; all subsequent authors.


Junior synonyms of PLAGIOLEPIDINI


Prenolepidii Forel, 1912i: 89 [tribe of Camponotinae]. Type-genus: Prenolepis.
Taxonomic history
Prenolepidii as tribe of Camponotinae: Wheeler, W.M. 1915h: 100 [Prenolepidini]; Emery, 1916b: 237 [Prenolepidini]; Forel, 1917: 249 [Prenolepidini]; Arnold, 1922: 605 [Prenolepidini].
Prenolepidii as tribe of Formicinae: Bondroit, 1918: 18 [Prenolepidini]; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 692 [Prenolepidini]; Chapman & Capco, 1951: 214; Hölldobler & Wilson, 1990: 18.
Prenolepidii as junior synonym of Lasiini: Emery, 1925b: 212; subsequent authors except for the above; Bolton, 1994: 50; Bolton, 2003: 22, 100.


Myrmelachistini Forel, 1912i: 89 (diagnosis in key). Type-genus: Myrmelachista.
Taxonomic history
Myrmelachistini as tribe of Camponotinae: Forel, 1912i: 89; Forel, 1917: 249; Arnold, 1920a: 552.
Myrmelachistini as tribe of Formicinae: Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 693; Emery, 1925b: 31; all subsequent authors to the following.
Myrmelachistini as junior synonym of Plagiolepidini: Bolton, 2003: 22, 100.


Brachymyrmicini Emery, 1925b: 40. Type-genus: Brachymyrmex.
Taxonomic history
Brachymyrmicini as subtribe of Dimorphomyrmicini: Emery, 1925b: 40 [Brachymyrmicini].
Brachymyrmicini as tribe of Formicinae: Wheeler, W.M. 1929a: 12 (in text); Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1976b: 64; Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1985: 258 [Brachymyrmecini]; Jaffe 1993: 12; Bolton, 1994: 50.
Brachymyrmicini as junior synonym of Plagiolepidini: Bolton, 2003: 22, 100.


Bregmatomyrminii Wheeler, W.M. 1929b: 5. Type-genus: Bregmatomyrma.
Taxonomic history
Bregmatomyrminii as tribe of Formicinae: Wheeler, W.M. 1929b: 5; Bolton, 1994: 50 [Bregmatomyrmini].
Bregmatomyrminii as junior synonym of Plagiolepidini: Bolton, 2003: 22, 100.
Genera of Plagiolepidini: Agraulomyrmex, Aphomomyrmex, Brachymyrmex, Bregmatomyrma, Euprenolepis, Lepisiota, Myrmelachista, Nylanderia, Paraparatrechina, Paratrechina, Petalomyrmex, Plagiolepis, Prenolepis, Pseudolasius, Tapinolepis, Zatania.


Tribe Plagiolepidini references
Forel, 1893a: 165 (synoptic classification); Emery, 1895j: 771 (synoptic classification); Forel, 1917: 249 (synoptic classification); Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 695, 696, 697 (Plagiolepidini, Myrmelachistini, Prenolepidini genera keys); Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 928, 1035 (Afrotropical, Malagasy catalogues); Emery, 1925b: 15 (diagnosis, genera key, catalogue); Santschi, 1926a: 13 (genera, synopsis); Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1970: 652 (larva diagnosis); Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1976b: 64 (larvae, review & synthesis); Dlussky & Fedoseeva, 1988: 77 (synoptic classification); Hölldobler & Wilson, 1990: 18 (synoptic classification); Brandão, 1991: 393 (Neotropical fauna, synoptic classification); Bolton, 1994: 50 (synoptic classification); Bolton, 1995a: 1039 (census); Bolton, 1995b: 9, 14 (catalogue); Bolton, 2003: 22, 100 (diagnosis, synopsis); LaPolla, Brady & Shattuck, 2010a: 118 (Prenolepis genus group revision, phylogeny, key to genera); LaPolla & Dlussky, 2010: 258 (Prenolepis genus group fossils); LaPolla, Kallal & Brady, 2012: 203 (Prenolepis genus group, key to genera).