Melophorus Lubbock, 1883 valid masculine
Melophorus Lubbock, 1883: 51 Type-species: Melophorus bagoti, by monotypy.
  • Melophorus in Camponotinae: Dalla Torre, 1893: 175 [Camponotinae]; Emery, 1896e: 189 [Camponotinae].
  • Melophorus in Camponotinae, Plagiolepidini: Forel, 1886h: 213; Forel, 1893b: 165; Emery, 1895l: 772; Wheeler, 1910a: 143.
  • Melophorus in Formicinae, Lasiini: Ashmead, 1905c: 384.
  • Melophorus in Camponotinae, Melophorini: Forel, 1912j: 88; Forel, 1917: 248.
  • Melophorus in Formicinae, Formica genus group: Agosti, 1991: 295.
  • Melophorus in Formicinae, Melophorini: Wheeler, 1922: 694; Emery, 1925d: 10; Wheeler, 1935c: 71; Brown, 1955d: 474; all subsequent authors except the following; Hölldobler & Wilson, 1990: 17; Bolton, 1995b: 35; Bolton, 2003: 130; Ward et al., 2016: 347.
  • Melophorus: as senior synonym of Erimelophorus: Brown, 1955d: 474; Hölldobler & Wilson, 1990: 17; Bolton, 1995b: 35; Bolton, 2003: 131; Heterick et al., 2017: 22.
  • Melophorus: as senior synonym of Trichomelophorus: Brown, 1955d: 474; Hölldobler & Wilson, 1990: 17; Bolton, 1995b: 35; Bolton, 2003: 131; Heterick et al., 2017: 22.
Junior synonyms
Melophorus catalogues

Dalla Torre, 1893: 175; Emery, 1925d: 10; Taylor & Brown, 1985: 122; Taylor, 1987a: 37; Bolton, 1995b: 250.

Melophorus references:

Emery, 1925d: 10 (diagnosis); Brown, 1955d: 474 (review of genus); Shattuck, 1999: 96 (Australia synopsis); Andersen, 2007: 49 (species groups key); Heterick, 2009: 93 (south-western Australia species key);Heterick et al., 2017: 29 (all species revision, key).

Citations

Extant: 92 valid species

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