Generic Revision of the Ant Subfamily Dorylinae (Hymenoptera, Formicidae)

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  • 280 pages
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The ant subfamily Dorylinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) is a group that includes the charismatic ‘true army ants’ as well as a number of less-known lineages. This monograph introduces a new generic classification for the subfamily, building upon recent phylogenetic discoveries and a re-evaluation of morphology of doryline species. Taxonomic account of all doryline genera is prefaced with a summary of the history of systematic and phylogenetic research in the subfamily and a succinct introduction to the group’s biology.

The newly proposed classification recognizes 28 genera in the Dorylinae and is designed to reflect evolutionary relationships and facilitate identification. New illustrated keys for identification of workers and males are provided. Each genus account is accompanied by illustrations based on representative worker and male specimens and a distribution map. Detailed diagnoses and descriptions are given for the worker and male, along with a discussion of gyne morphology and, where available, references on larval morphology. In addition to the diagnoses and descriptions, the genus accounts are accompanied by notes on distribution, taxonomy and phylogeny, and natural history. Finally, a checklist of all valid species and subspecies in each genus is included.
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  • Preface
  • Material and methods
  • Brief introduction to doryline ants
  • History of taxonomic and phylogenetic research
  • Current views on doryline classification and evolution
  • Classification of the Dorylinae proposed here
  • Morphology
  • Diagnostic characters of the worker
  • Diagnostic characters of the male
  • Diagnostic characters of the gyne
  • Characters used to describe worker morphology
  • Characters used to describe male morphology
  • Characters used to describe gyne morphology
  • Key to the genera of doryline ants based on workers
  • Provisional key to the genera of doryline ants based on males
  • Taxonomic treatment of the genera of Dorylinae
  • Acanthostichus Mayr, 1887
  • Aenictogiton Emery, 1901b
  • Aenictus Shuckard, 1840b
  • Cerapachys Smith, F, 1857
  • Cheliomyrmex Mayr, 1870
  • Chrysapace Crawley, 1924a, gen rev
  • Cylindromyrmex Mayr, 1870
  • Dorylus Fabricius, 1793
  • Eburopone gen n
  • Eciton Latreille, 1804
  • Eusphinctus Emery, 1893a, gen rev
  • Labidus Jurine, 1807
  • Leptanilloides Mann, 1923
  • Lioponera Mayr, 1879, gen rev
  • Lividopone Fisher & Bolton, 2016
  • Neivamyrmex Borgmeier, 1940
  • Neocerapachys gen n
  • Nomamyrmex Borgmeier, 1936
  • Ooceraea Roger, 1862, gen rev
  • Parasyscia Emery, 1882, gen rev
  • Procerapachys Wheeler, W M 1915b
  • Simopone Forel, 1891
  • Sphinctomyrmex Mayr, 1866b
  • Syscia Roger, 1861, gen rev
  • Tanipone Bolton & Fisher, 2012
  • Vicinopone Bolton & Fisher, 2012
  • Yunodorylus Xu, 2000, gen rev
  • Zasphinctus Wheeler, W M, 1918, gen rev
  • Acknowledgments
  • References
  • Appendix
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