Kinds of Formicidae

World Ants
(Valid extant species)

Gary Alpert
Harvard University
Gary_Alpert@harvard.edu

Barry Bolton
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom


Supported by
Edward O. Wilson, Leica, Syncroscopy, FileMaker

Technical support
Piotr Naskrecki

Contributors
Stefan Cover, John LaPolla,
Katsuyuki Eguchi, Rudy Kohout, Philip S. Ward

This world ant list is dedicated to the memory of William L. Brown, Jr.

Scientific name -- Other names
Acanthognathus Mayr, 1887
Acanthomyops Mayr, 1862
Acanthomyrmex Emery, 1893
Acanthoponera Mayr, 1862
Acanthostichus Mayr, 1887
Acromyrmex Mayr, 1865
Acropyga Roger, 1862
Adelomyrmex Emery, 1897
Adetomyrma Ward, 1994
Adlerzia Forel, 1902
Aenictogiton Emery, 1901
Aenictus Shuckard, 1840
Agraulomyrmex Prins, 1983
Alloformica Dlussky, 1969
Allomerus Mayr, 1878
Amblyopone Erichson, 1842
Amyrmex Kusnezov, 1953
Ancyridris Wheeler, W. M., 1935
Anergates Forel, 1874
Aneuretus Emery, 1893
Anillidris Santschi, 1936
Anillomyrma Emery, 1913
Anisopheidole Forel, 1914
Ankylomyrma Bolton, 1973
Anochetus Mayr, 1861
Anomalomyrma Taylor, 1990
Anonychomyrma Donisthorpe, 1947
Anoplolepis Santschi, 1914
Aphaenogaster Mayr, 1853
Aphomomyrmex Emery, 1899
Apomyrma Brown, 1971
Apterostigma Mayr, 1865
Arnoldius Dubovikoff, D. A.
Asphinctanilloides Brandao, Diniz, Agosti, and Delabie, 1999
Asphinctopone Santschi, 1914
Atopomyrmex Andre, 1889
Atta Fabricius, 1804
Aulacopone Arnoldi, 1930
Axinidris Weber, 1941
Azteca Forel, 1878
Bajcaridris Agosti, 1994
Bannapone Xu, 2000
Baracidris Bolton, 1981
Bariamyrma Lattke, 1990
Basiceros Schulz, 1906
Belonopelta Mayr, 1870
Blepharidatta Wheeler, W. M., 1915
Bondroitia Forel, 1911
Bothriomyrmex Emery, 1869
Brachymyrmex Mayr, 1868
Bregmatomyrma Wheeler, W. M., 1929
Calomyrmex Emery, 1895
Calyptomyrmex Emery, 1887
Camponotus Mayr, 1861
Cardiocondyla Emery, 1869
Carebara Westwood, 1840
Carebarella Emery, 1906
Cataglyphis Foerster, 1850
Cataulacus Smith, F., 1854
Centromyrmex Mayr, 1866
Cephalotes Latreille, 1802
Cerapachys Smith, F., 1857
Chalepoxenus Menozzi, 1923
Cheliomyrmex Mayr, 1870
Chimaeridris Wilson, 1989
Chronoxenus Santschi, 1919
Cladomyrma Wheeler, W. M., 1920
Colobostruma Wheeler, W. M., 1927
Concoctio Brown, 1974
Condylodon Lund, 1831
Creightonidris Brown, 1949
Crematogaster Lund, 1831
Cryptomyrmex Fernandez, F., 2004
Cryptopone Emery, 1893
Cylindromyrmex Mayr, 1870
Cyphoidris Weber, 1952
Cyphomyrmex Mayr, 1862
Dacatria Rigato, 1944
Dacetinops Brown and Wilson, 1957
Daceton Perty, 1833
Decamorium Forel, 1913
Diacamma Mayr, 1862
Dicroaspis Emery, 1908
Dilobocondyla Santschi, 1910
Dinoponera Roger, 1861
Diplomorium Mayr, 1901
Discothyrea Roger, 1863
Doleromyrma Forel, 1907
Dolichoderus Lund, 1831
Dolioponera Brown, 1974
Dorylus Fabricius, 1793
Dorymyrmex Mayr, 1866
Echinopla Smith, F., 1857
Eciton Latreille, 1804
Ecphorella Forel, 1909
Ectatomma Smith, F., 1858
Emeryopone Forel, 1912
Epelysidris Bolton, 1987
Epopostruma Forel, 1895
Euprenolepis Emery, 1906
Eurhopalothrix Brown and Kempf, 1961
Eutetramorium Emery, 1899
Forelius Emery, 1888
Forelophilus Kutter, 1931
Formica Linnaeus, 1758
Formicoxenus Mayr, 1855
Froggattella Forel, 1902
Gauromyrmex Menozzi, 1933
Gesomyrmex Mayr, 1868
Gigantiops Roger, 1863
Gnamptogenys Roger, 1863
Goniomma Emery, 1895
Harpagoxenus Forel, 1893
Harpegnathos Jerdon, 1851
Heteroponera Mayr, 1887
Huberia Forel, 1890
Hylomyrma Forel, 1912
Hypochira Buckley, 1866
Hypoponera Santschi, 1938
Indomyrma Brown, 1986
Iridomyrmex Mayr, 1862
Ishakidris Bolton, 1984
Kartidris Bolton, 1991
Labidus Jurine, 1807
Lachnomyrmex Wheeler, W. M., 1910
Lasiomyrma Terayama and Yamane, 2000
Lasiophanes Emery, 1895
Lasius Fabricius, 1804
Lenomyrmex Fernandez and Palacio, 1999
Lepisiota Santschi, 1926
Leptanilla Emery, 1870
Leptanilloides Mann, 1923
Leptogenys Roger, 1861
Leptomyrmex Mayr, 1862
Leptothorax Mayr, 1855
Linepithema Mayr, 1866
Liometopum Mayr, 1861
Liomyrmex Mayr, 1865
Loboponera Bolton and Brown, 2002
Lophomyrmex Emery, 1892
Lordomyrma Emery, 1897
Loweriella Shattuck, 1992
Machomyrma Mayr, 1895
Manica Jurine, 1807
Mayriella Forel, 1902
Megalomyrmex Forel, 1885
Melissotarsus Emery, 1877
Melophorus Lubbock, 1883
Meranoplus Smith, F., 1854
Mesostruma Brown, 1948
Messor Forel, 1890
Metapone Forel, 1911
Microdaceton Santschi, 1913
Monomorium Mayr, 1855
Mycetagroicus Brandao and Mayhe-Nunes, 2001
Mycetarotes Emery, 1913
Mycetophylax Emery, 1913
Mycetosoritis Wheeler, W. M., 1907
Mycocepurus Forel, 1893
Myopias Roger, 1861
Myopopone Roger, 1861
Myrcidris Ward, 1990
Myrmecia Fabricius, 1804
Myrmecina Curtis, 1829
Myrmecocystus Wesmael, 1838
Myrmecorhynchus Andre, 1896
Myrmelachista Roger, 1863
Myrmica Latreille, 1804
Myrmicaria Saunders, W. W., 1842
Myrmicocrypta Smith, F., 1860
Myrmoteras Forel, 1893
Myrmoxenus Ruzsky, 1902
Mystrium Roger, 1862
Neivamyrmex Borgmeier, 1940
Nesomyrmex Wheeler, W. M. 1910
Nomamyrmex Borgmeier, 1936
Noonilla Petersen, 1968
Nothidris Ettershank, 1966
Nothomyrmecia Clark, 1934
Notoncus Emery, 1895
Notostigma Emery, 1920
Ochetellus Shattuck, 1992
Ochetomyrmex Mayr, 1878
Octostruma Forel, 1912
Ocymyrmex Emery, 1886
Odontomachus Latreille, 1804
Odontoponera Mayr, 1862
Oecophylla Smith, F., 1860
Onychomyrmex Emery, 1895
Opisthopsis Dalla Torre, 1893
Orectognathus Smith, F., 1854
Overbeckia Viehmeyer, 1916
Oxyepoecus Santschi, 1926
Oxyopomyrmex Andre, 1881
Pachycondyla Smith, F. 1858
Papyrius Shattuck, 1992
Paraponera Smith, F., 1858
Paraprionopelta Kusnezov, 1955
Paratopula Wheeler, W. M., 1919
Paratrechina Motschoulksy, 1863
Perissomyrmex Smith, M. R., 1947
Peronomyrmex Viehmeyer, 192
Petalomyrmex Snelling, 1979
Phacota Roger, 1862
Phalacromyrmex Kempf, 1960
Phasmomyrmex Stitz, 1910
Phaulomyrma Wheeler, G. C. and Wheeler, E. W., 1930
Pheidole Westwood, 1839
Pheidologeton Mayr, 1862
Philidris Shattuck, 1992
Phrynoponera Wheeler, W. M., 1920
Pilotrochus Brown, 1978
Plagiolepis Mayr, 1861
Platythyrea Roger, 1863
Plectroctena Smith, F., 1858
Podomyrma Smith, F., 1859
Poecilomyrma Mann, 1921
Pogonomyrmex Mayr, 1868
Polyergus Latreille, 1804
Polyrhachis Smith, F., 1857
Ponera Latreille, 1804
Prenolepis Mayr, 1861
Prionopelta Mayr, 1866
Pristomyrmex Mayr, 1866
Proatta Forel, 1912
Probolomyrmex Mayr, 1901
Proceratium Roger, 1863
Procryptocerus Emery, 1887
Proformica Ruzsky, 1902
Prolasius Forel, 1892
Protalaridris Brown, 1980
Protanilla Taylor, 1990
Protomognathus Wheeler, W. M., 1905
Psalidomyrmex Andre, 1890
Pseudaphomomyrmex Wheeler, W. M., 1920
Pseudoatta Gallardo, 1916
Pseudolasius Emery, 1887
Pseudomyrmex Lund, 1831
Pseudonotoncus Clark, 1934
Pyramica Roger, 1862
Recurvidris Bolton, 1992
Rhopalomastix Forel, 1900
Rhopalothrix Mayr, 1870
Rhoptromyrmex Mayr, 1901
Rhytidoponera Mayr, 1862
Rogeria Emery, 1894
Romblonella Wheeler, W. M., 1935
Rossomyrmex Arnoldi, 1928
Rostromyrmex Rosciszewski, 1994
Rotastruma Bolton, 1991
Santschiella Forel, 1916
Scyphodon Brues, 1925
Secostruma Bolton, 1988
Sericomyrmex Mayr, 1865
Simopelta Mann, 1922
Simopone Forel, 1891
Solenopsis Westwood, 1840
Sphinctomyrmex Mayr, 1866
Stegomyrmex Emery, 1912
Stenamma Westwood, 1839
Stereomyrmex Emery, 1901
Stigmacros Forel, 1905
Streblognathus Mayr, 1862
Stronglyognathus Mayr, 1853
Strumigenys Smith, F., 1860
Talaridris Weber, 1941
Tapinolepis Emery, 1925
Tapinoma Foerster, 1850
Tatuidris Brown and Kempf, 1968
Technomyrmex Mayr, 1872
Teleutomyrmex Kutter, 1950
Temnothorax Mayr 1861
Terataner Emery, 1912
Teratomyrmex McAreavey, 1957
Tetheamyrma Bolton, 1991
Tetramorium Mayr, 1855
Tetraponera Smith, F., 1852
Thaumatomyrmex Mayr, 1887
Trachymyrmex Forel, 1893
Tranopelta Mayr, 1866
Tricytarus Donisthorpe, 1947
Turneria Forel, 1895
Typhlomyrmex Mayr, 1862
Tyrannomyrmex Fernandez, F. C. 2003
Vollenhovia Mayr, 1865
Vombisidris Bolton, 1991
Wasmannia Forel, 1893
Xenomyrmex Forel, 1885
Yavnella Kugler, 1987

Updated: 2007-11-01 15:58:25

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