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ZooKeys 608: Generic Revision of the Ant Subfamily Dorylinae (Hymenoptera, Formicidae)

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Series: ZooKeys Volume: 608

By: Marek L Borowiec(Author)

280 pages, colour photos, b/w illustrations, distribution maps

Pensoft Publishers

Paperback | Aug 2016 | #238939 | ISBN-13: 9789546428332
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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.


Preface   3
Material and methods   3
Brief introduction to doryline ants   5
History of taxonomic and phylogenetic research   6
Current views on doryline classification and evolution   11
Classification of the Dorylinae proposed here   14
Morphology   16
      Diagnostic characters of the worker   18
      Diagnostic characters of the male   25
      Diagnostic characters of the gyne   26
      Characters used to describe worker morphology   26
      Characters used to describe male morphology   33
      Characters used to describe gyne morphology    36
      Key to the genera of doryline ants based on workers   37
      Provisional key to the genera of doryline ants based on males   52
Taxonomic treatment of the genera of Dorylinae   66
      Acanthostichus Mayr, 1887   66
      Aenictogiton Emery, 1901b   73
      Aenictus Shuckard, 1840b   78
      Cerapachys Smith, F., 1857   90
      Cheliomyrmex Mayr, 1870   95
      Chrysapace Crawley, 1924a, gen. rev.   101
      Cylindromyrmex Mayr, 1870   106
      Dorylus Fabricius, 1793   112
      Eburopone gen. n.   124
      Eciton Latreille, 1804   129
      Eusphinctus Emery, 1893a, gen. rev.   138
      Labidus Jurine, 1807   144
      Leptanilloides Mann, 1923   150
      Lioponera Mayr, 1879, gen. rev.   156
      Lividopone Fisher & Bolton, 2016   165
      Neivamyrmex Borgmeier, 1940   170
      Neocerapachys gen. n.   180
      Nomamyrmex Borgmeier, 1936   185
      Ooceraea Roger, 1862, gen. rev.   191
      Parasyscia Emery, 1882, gen. rev.   198
      Procerapachys Wheeler, W. M. 1915b   205
      Simopone Forel, 1891   208
      Sphinctomyrmex Mayr, 1866b   214
      Syscia Roger, 1861, gen. rev.   219
      Tanipone Bolton & Fisher, 2012   225
      Vicinopone Bolton & Fisher, 2012   230
      Yunodorylus Xu, 2000, gen. rev.   232
      Zasphinctus Wheeler, W. M., 1918, gen. rev.   237

Acknowledgments   243
References   244
Appendix   275

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