AztecaForel, 1878validmasculine

Extant: 84 valid species (13 synonyms), 28 valid subspecies (35 synonyms, 1 homonym, 8 unavailable)

Fossil: 2 valid species

Azteca Forel, 1878cForel, A. 1878c. Études myrmécologiques en 1878 (première partie) avec l'anatomie du gésier des fourmis. Bulletin de la Société Vaudoise des Sciences Naturelles 15:337-392. [1878-10] PDFExternal_link: 384 . Type-species: Liometopum xanthochroum, by monotypy. AntWeb AntWiki
[Type-species not Tapinoma instabilis, unjustified subsequent designation (based on inaccurate synonymy) by Wheeler, 1911gWheeler, W. M. 1911g. A list of the type species of the genera and subgenera of Formicidae. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 21:157-175. [1911-10-17] PDFExternal_link: 159. Type-species not Azteca muelleri, unjustified subsequent designation by Emery, 1913aEmery, C. 1913a ("1912"). Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Dolichoderinae. Genera Insectorum 137:1-50. [1913-03-08] PDFExternal_link: 31; repeated in Wheeler, 1913aWheeler, W. M. 1913a. Corrections and additions to "List of type species of the genera and subgenera of Formicidae". Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 23:77-83. [1913-05-29] PDFExternal_link: 78.]. Azteca in Dolichoderinae: Forel, 1878cForel, A. 1878c. Études myrmécologiques en 1878 (première partie) avec l'anatomie du gésier des fourmis. Bulletin de la Société Vaudoise des Sciences Naturelles 15:337-392. [1878-10] PDFExternal_link: 384 [Dolichoderidae]; Dalla Torre, 1893Dalla Torre, K. W. 1893. Catalogus Hymenopterorum hucusque descriptorum systematicus et synonymicus. Vol. 7. Formicidae (Heterogyna). Leipzig: W. Engelmann, 289 pp. [1893] PDFExternal_link}: 163; Forel, 1895bForel, A. 1895b. A fauna das formigas do Brazil. Boletim do Museu Paraense de Historia Natural e Ethnographia 1:89-139. [1895-04] PDFExternal_link: 108; Emery, 1895lEmery, C. 1895l. Die Gattung Dorylus Fab. und die systematische Eintheilung der Formiciden. Zoologische Jahrbücher. Abteilung für Systematik, Geographie und Biologie der Tiere 8:685-778. [1895-10-18] PDFExternal_link: 771; Forel, 1899BForel, A. 1899B. Formicidae. Dummy reference. Biologia Centrali-Americana Hym 3:1-169.External_link: 104; Wheeler, 1910aWheeler, W. M. 1910a. Ants: their structure, development and behavior. New York: Columbia University Press, xxv + 663 pp. [1910-03]External_link: 142. Azteca in Dolichoderidae: Ashmead, 1905cAshmead, W. H. 1905c. A skeleton of a new arrangement of the families, subfamilies, tribes and genera of the ants, or the superfamily Formicoidea. Canadian Entomologist 37:381-384. [1905-11-01] PDFExternal_link: 384. Azteca in Dolichoderinae, Tapinomini: Emery, 1913aEmery, C. 1913a ("1912"). Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Dolichoderinae. Genera Insectorum 137:1-50. [1913-03-08] PDFExternal_link: 29; Forel, 1917Forel, A. 1917. Cadre synoptique actuel de la faune universelle des fourmis. Bulletin de la Société Vaudoise des Sciences Naturelles 51:229-253. [1917-03-08] PDFExternal_link: 248; Wheeler, 1922Wheeler, W. M. 1922. Ants of the American Museum Congo expedition. New York: Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, 1139.External_link: 690; Donisthorpe, 1943gDonisthorpe, H. 1943g. A list of the type-species of the genera and subgenera of the Formicidae. [part]. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (11)10:617-688. [1943-09]External_link: 627; Kempf, 1972bKempf, W. W. 1972b. Catálogo abreviado das formigas da região Neotropical. Studia Entomologica 15:3-344. [1972-08-25] PDFExternal_link: 29; Dlussky & Fedoseeva, 1988Dlussky, G. M.; Fedoseeva, E. B. 1988. Origin and early stages of evolution in ants. [In Russian.]. Pp. 70-144 in: Ponomarenko, A. G. (ed.) 1988. Cretaceous biocenotic crisis and insect evolution. [In Russian.]. Moskva: Nauka, 232 pp. [1987-12-22>]External_link: 77; Jaffe, 1993Jaffe, K. 1993. El mundo de las hormigas. Baruta, Venezuela: Equinoccio (Ediciones de la Universidad Simón Bolívar), 188 pp. [1993-07]External_link: 9. Azteca in Dolichoderinae, Dolichoderini: Shattuck, 1992cShattuck, S. O. 1992c. Generic revision of the ant subfamily Dolichoderinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Sociobiology 21:1-181. [1992] PDFExternal_link: 49; Bolton, 1994Bolton, B. 1994. Identification guide to the ant genera of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 222 pp. [1994-07-25]External_link: 26; Bolton, 2003Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and classification of Formicidae. Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute 71:1-370. [2003-11-10] PDFExternal_link: 83. Azteca in Dolichoderinae, Leptomyrmecini: Ward, Brady, et al. 2010: 361. [Aztecum Bertkau, 1879aBertkau, P. 1879a. Bericht über die wissenschaftlichen Leistungen im Gebiete der Arthropoden während der Jahre 1877-78. Archiv für Naturgeschichte 45(2):1-222. [1879] PDFExternal_link: 13, incorrect subsequent spelling.].
Genus Azteca references
Dalla Torre, 1893Dalla Torre, K. W. 1893. Catalogus Hymenopterorum hucusque descriptorum systematicus et synonymicus. Vol. 7. Formicidae (Heterogyna). Leipzig: W. Engelmann, 289 pp. [1893] PDFExternal_link}: 163 (catalogue); Emery, 1893lEmery, C. 1893l. Studio monografico sul genere Azteca Forel. Memorie della Reale Accademia delle Scienze dell'Istituto di Bologna (5)3:119-152 [pagination of separate: 319-352]. [1893]External_link: 127 (species key); Emery, 1913aEmery, C. 1913a ("1912"). Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Dolichoderinae. Genera Insectorum 137:1-50. [1913-03-08] PDFExternal_link: 29 (diagnosis, catalogue); Kempf, 1972bKempf, W. W. 1972b. Catálogo abreviado das formigas da região Neotropical. Studia Entomologica 15:3-344. [1972-08-25] PDFExternal_link: 29 (catalogue); Longino, 1989bLongino, J. T. 1989b. Taxonomy of the Cecropia-inhabiting ants in the Azteca alfari species group (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): evidence for two broadly sympatric species. Contributions in Science (Los Angeles) 412:1-16. [1989-12-19] PDFExternal_link: 1 (Azteca alfari group on Cecropia); Brandão, 1991Brandão, C. R. F. 1991. Adendos ao catálogo abreviado das formigas da região Neotropical (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Revista Brasileira de Entomologia 35:319-412. [1991-08-31] PDFExternal_link: 329 (catalogue); Longino, 1991aLongino, J. T. 1991a. Taxonomy of the Cecropia-inhabiting Azteca ants. Journal of Natural History 25:1571-1602. [1991-12-31] PDFExternal_link: 1571 (Cecropia-inhabiting species key); Shattuck, 1992cShattuck, S. O. 1992c. Generic revision of the ant subfamily Dolichoderinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Sociobiology 21:1-181. [1992] PDFExternal_link: 49 (diagnosis, review of genus); Shattuck, 1994Shattuck, S. O. 1994. Taxonomic catalog of the ant subfamilies Aneuretinae and Dolichoderinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). University of California Publications in Entomology 112:i-xix, 1-241. [1994-01] PDFExternal_link: 10 (catalogue); Bolton, 1995aBolton, B. 1995a. A taxonomic and zoogeographical census of the extant ant taxa (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Journal of Natural History 29:1037-1056. [1995-08] PDFExternal_link: 1048 (census); Bolton, 1995bBolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. [1995-10]External_link: 78 (catalogue); Longino, 1996Longino, J. T. 1996. Taxonomic characterization of some live-stem inhabiting Azteca (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Costa Rica, with special reference to the ants of Cordia (Boraginaceae) and Triplaris (Polygonaceae). Journal of Hymenoptera Research 5:131-156. [1996-08-22] PDFExternal_link: 131 (Costa Rica stem-inhabiting species key); Longino, 2007Longino, J. T. 2007. A taxonomic review of the genus Azteca (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Costa Rica and a global revision of the aurita group. Zootaxa 1491:1-63. [2007-05-31] PDFExternal_link: 10 (Costa Rica species keys); Guerrero, Delabie & Dejean, 2010Guerrero, R. J.; Delabie, J. H. C.; Dejean, A. 2010. Taxonomic contribution to the aurita group of the ant genus Azteca (Formicidae: Dolichoderinae). Journal of Hymenoptera Research 19:51-65. PDFExternal_link: 53 (Azteca aurita group key).
Species
adrepens fasciata nigriventris
aequalis festai oecocordia
aequilata fiebrigi olitrix
aesopus filicis ovaticeps
alfari flavigaster pallida
alpha forelii paraensis
andreae foveiceps patruelis
angusticeps fumaticeps petalocephala
antillana gagatina pilosula
aragua gaigei pittieri
argentina gibbifera polymorpha
aurita gnava prorsa
australis godmani pruinosa
bahiana goeldii quadraticeps
barbifex guadeloupensis raptrix
beltii guianae rectinota
bequaerti heinii rochai
bicolor huberi rossi
boliviana hypophylla salti
bondari iheringi sapii
brevicornis instabilis schimperi
brevis isthmica schumannii
breviscapa janeirensis sericea
brunni jelskii sericeasur
cayennensis juruensis severini
cearensis lacrymosa silvae
cecropiae laeta similis
championi lallemandi snellingi
chartifex langi spiriti
christopherseni lanians spuria
clariceps lanuginosa stalactitica
coeruleipennis laticeps stanleyuli
columbica lattkei stigmatica
constructor laurae stolli
cordiae linamariae subdentata
cordincola longiceps subopaca
costaricensis lucida surubrensis
coussapoae lucidula tachigaliae
crassicornis luederwaldti taediosa
croceiscapa lynchi terminalis
curtiscapa major theresiae
decipiens mathildae tillandsiarum
delpini mayrii tococae
depilis mediops tonduzi
diabolica menceps trailii
diegensis merida trianguliceps
dominicensis mexicana trigona
dubia minor trinidadensis
duckei mixta tuberosa
duroiae muelleri ulei
eiseni multinida ursina
elatior nanogyna velox
emarginatisquamis nigella virens
emeryi nigra wacketi
emmae nigricans xanthochroa
eumeces nigricornis xysticola
fasciata nigridens zonalis

†fossil valid synonym subspecies unidentifiable/excluded from Formicidae unavailable/nomen nudum homonym original combination View full key