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Species list

All species names conform to Bolton (1995, 2003) supplemented by more recent work referenced on the appropriate genus page. The names of ants that I could match to published species are cited italicized and accompanied by the author of the name and year of description. All other “species” are morphospecies. Morphospecies are based on a set of specimens that are morphologically similar enough to be considered belonging to the same species. These morphospecies bear provisional names (i.e. are not published and should not be viewed as “available”) that consist of a species code (e.g. JHB03) followed by author name and “ms.”. These are not necessarily new species and might be identified as published species in the future. Furthermore the delimitations of morphospecies are in constant change as new specimens become available and enlarge the knowledge about the species` variation. They should not be treated with the same authority as published species in the taxonomic literature.

Subfamily

Genus

Species

Author

Amblyoponinae

Amblyopone

armigera

Mayr 1887

Amblyopone

elongata

(Santschi 1912)

Dolichoderinae

Azteca

JHB01

Bihn ms.

Dolichoderus

JHB01

Bihn ms.

Linepithema

iniquum

(Mayr 1870)

Linepithema

leucomelas

(Emery 1894)

Linepithema

pulex

Wild 2007

Tapinoma

JHB01

Bihn ms.

Ecitoninae

Eciton

burchellii

(Westwood 1842)

Labidus

JHB01

Bihn ms.

Labidus

JHB02

Bihn ms.

Neivamyrmex

JHB01

Bihn ms.

Ectatomminae

Ectatomma

JHB01

Bihn ms.

Gnamptogenys

rastrata

(Mayr 1866)

Gnamptogenys

reichenspergeri

(Santschi 1929)

Gnamptogenys

JHB01

Bihn ms.

Gnamptogenys

striatula

Mayr 1883

Typhlomyrmex

major

(Santschi 1923)

Typhlomyrmex

pusillus

Emery 1894

Formicinae

Acropyga

decedens

(Mayr 1887)

Acropyga

fuhrmanni

(Forel 1914)

Acropyga

JHB02

Bihn ms.

Acroypga

JHB03

Bihn ms.

Acropyga

JHB04

Bihn ms.

Brachymyrmex

JHB01

Bihn ms.

Brachymyrmex

JHB02

Bihn ms.

Brachymyrmex

JHB03

Bihn ms.

Brachymyrmex

JHB04

Bihn ms.

Brachymyrmex

JHB05

Bihn ms.

Brachymyrmex

JHB06

Bihn ms.

Brachymyrmex

JHB07

Bihn ms.

Brachymyrmex

JHB08

Bihn ms.

Camponotus

JHB01

Bihn ms.

Camponotus

JHB02

Bihn ms.

Camponotus

JHB03

Bihn ms.

Camponotus

JHB04

Bihn ms.

Camponotus

JHB05

Bihn ms.

Camponotus

JHB06

Bihn ms.

Myrmelachista

JHB01

Bihn ms.

Myrmelachista

JHB02

Bihn ms.

Myrmelachista

JHB03

Bihn ms.

Paratrechina

JHB01

Bihn ms.

Paratrechina

JHB02

Bihn ms.

Paratrechina

JHB03

Bihn ms.

Paratrechina

JHB04

Bihn ms.

Paratrechina

JHB05

Bihn ms.

Paratrechina

JHB06

Bihn ms.

Heteroponerinae

Heteroponera

angulata

Borgmeier 1959

Heteroponera

dentinodis

(Mayr 1887)

Heteroponera

inermis

(Emery 1894)

Heteroponera

mayri

Kempf 1962

Heteroponera

microps

Borgmeier 1957

Myrmicinae

Acanthognathus

brevicornis

M.R. Smith 1944

Acanthognathus

ocellatus

Mayr 1887

Acanthognathus

rudis

Brown & Kempf 1969

Acromyrmex

disciger

(Mayr 1887)

Adelomyrmex

JHB01

Bihn ms.

Apterostigma

JHB01

Bihn ms.

Apterostigma

JHB02

Bihn ms.

Apterostigma

JHB03

Bihn ms.

Basiceros

convexiceps

(Mayr 1887)

Carebarella

JHB01

Bihn ms.

Crematogaster

JHB01

Bihn ms.

Crematogaster

JHB02

Bihn ms.

Crematogaster

JHB03

Bihn ms.

Crematogaster

JHB04

Bihn ms.

Crematogaster

JHB05

Bihn ms.

Cyphomyrmex

JHB01

Bihn ms.

Cyphomyrmex

JHB02

Bihn ms.

Cyphomyrmex

JHB03

Bihn ms.

Cyphomyrmex

JHB04

Bihn ms.

Eurhopalothrix

bruchi

(Santschi 1922)

Hylomyrma

JHB01

Bihn ms.

Hylomyrma

JHB02

Bihn ms.

Lachnomyrmex

JHB01

Bihn ms.

Megalomyrmex

JHB01

Bihn ms.

Myrmicocrypta

JHB01

Bihn ms.

Myrmicocrypta

JHB02

Bihn ms.

Octostruma

JHB01

Bihn ms.

Octostruma

JHB02

Bihn ms.

Octostruma

JHB03

Bihn ms.

Octostruma

JHB04

Bihn ms.

Octostruma

JHB05

Bihn ms.

Oligomyrmex

JHB01

Bihn ms.

Oxyepoecus

JHB01

Bihn ms.

Oxyepoecus

JHB02

Bihn ms.

Oxyepoecus

JHB03

Bihn ms.

Pheidole

JHB01

Bihn ms.

Pheidole

JHB02

Bihn ms.

Pheidole

JHB03

Bihn ms.

Pheidole

JHB04

Bihn ms.

Pheidole

JHB05

Bihn ms.

Pheidole

JHB06

Bihn ms.

Pheidole

JHB07

Bihn ms.

Pheidole

JHB08

Bihn ms.

Pheidole

JHB09

Bihn ms.

Pheidole

JHB10

Bihn ms.

Pheidole

JHB11

Bihn ms.

Pheidole

JHB12

Bihn ms.

Pheidole

JHB13

Bihn ms.

Pheidole

JHB14

Bihn ms.

Pheidole

JHB15

Bihn ms.

Pheidole

JHB16

Bihn ms.

Pheidole

JHB17

Bihn ms.

Pheidole

JHB18

Bihn ms.

Pheidole

JHB19

Bihn ms.

Pheidole

JHB20

Bihn ms.

Pheidole

JHB21

Bihn ms.

Pheidole

JHB22

Bihn ms.

Pheidole

JHB23

Bihn ms.

Pheidole

JHB24

Bihn ms.

Pheidole

JHB25

Bihn ms.

Pheidole

JHB26

Bihn ms.

Pheidole

JHB27

Bihn ms.

Pyramica

crassicornis

(Mayr 1887)

Pyramica

denticulata

(Mayr 1887)

Pyramica

eggersi

(Emery 1890)

Pyramica

schulzi

(Emery 1894)

Pyramica

subedentata

(Mayr 1887)

Pyramica

urrhobia

Bolton 2000

Rogeria

JHB01

Bihn ms.

Solenopsis

virulens

(Smith 1858)

Solenopsis

JHB01

Bihn ms.

Solenopsis

JHB02

Bihn ms.

Solenopsis

JHB03

Bihn ms.

Solenopsis

JHB04

Bihn ms.

Solenopsis

JHB05

Bihn ms.

Solenopsis

JHB06

Bihn ms.

Solenopsis

JHB07

Bihn ms.

Solenopsis

JHB08

Bihn ms.

Solenopsis

JHB09

Bihn ms.

Solenopsis

JHB10

Bihn ms.

Solenopsis

JHB11

Bihn ms.

Solenopsis

JHB13

Bihn ms.

Solenopsis

JHB14

Bihn ms.

Solenopsis

JHB16

Bihn ms.

Solenopsis

JHB18

Bihn ms.

Solenopsis

JHB19

Bihn ms.

Solenopsis

JHB20

Bihn ms.

Solenopsis

JHB21

Bihn ms.

Strumigenys

elongata

Roger 1863

Strumigenys

gytha

Bolton 2000

Strumigenys

louisianae

Roger 1863

Temnothorax

JHB01

Bihn ms.

Trachymyrmex

JHB01

Bihn ms.

Trachymyrmex

JHB02

Bihn ms.

Trachymyrmex

JHB03

Bihn ms.

Wasmannia

JHB01

Bihn ms.

Wasmannia

JHB02

Bihn ms.

Wasmannia

JHB04

Bihn ms.

Wasmannia

JHB05

Bihn ms.

Ponerinae

Hypoponera

foreli

(Mayr 1887)

Hypoponera

JHB01

Bihn ms.

Hypoponera

JHB02

Bihn ms.

Hypoponera

JHB04

Bihn ms.

Hypoponera

JHB05

Bihn ms.

Hypoponera

JHB06

Bihn ms.

Hypoponera

JHB07

Bihn ms.

Hypoponera

JHB08

Bihn ms.

Hypoponera

JHB09

Bihn ms.

Hypoponera

JHB10

Bihn ms.

Hypoponera

JHB11

Bihn ms.

Hypoponera

JHB12

Bihn ms.

Hypoponera

opaciceps

(Mayr 1887)

Leptogenys

JHB01

Bihn ms.

Odontomachus

affinis

Guérin-Méneville 1844

Odontomachus

chelifer

(Latreille 1802)

Odontomachus

haematodus

(L. 1758)

Odontomachus

meinerti

(Forel 1905)

Pachycondyla

JHB01

Bihn ms.

Pachycondyla

JHB02

Bihn ms.

Pachycondyla

JHB03

Bihn ms.

Pachycondyla

JHB04

Bihn ms.

Ponera

JHB01

Bihn ms.

Proceratiinae

Discothyrea

JHB01

Bihn ms.

Discothyrea

JHB02

Bihn ms.

Pseudomyrmicinae

Pseudomyrmex

gracilis

(Fabricius 1804)

Pseudomyrmex

JHB01

Bihn ms.

„From these remarks it will seen that I look at the term species, as one arbitrary given for the sake of convenience to a set of individuals closely resembling each other, and that it does not essentially differ from the term variety, which is given to less distinct and more fluctuating forms. The term variety, again, in comparison with mere individual differences, is also applied arbitrarily, and for mere convenience sake. “
( Darwin 1859)

References:
Bolton, B. (1995): A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Bolton, B. (2003): Synopsis and classification of Formicidae. Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute. Vol. 71.
Darwin, C. (1859): On the origin of species by means of natural selection, or the preservation of favoured races in the struggle for life. London , John Murray.

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