Temnothorax Mayr, 1861,

Lapeva-Gjonova, Albena, Antonova, Vera, Radchenko, Alexander G. & Atanasova, Maria, 2010, Catalogue of the ants (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) of Bulgaria, ZooKeys 62, pp. 1-124: 13

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Temnothorax Mayr, 1861


Genus Temnothorax Mayr, 1861 


Till recently Temnothorax  was considered as a junior synonym of Leptothorax  , but Bolton (2003) has divided the latter genus to two: Leptothorax  (which includes the former subgenus Leptothorax  s. str.) and Temnothorax  (which includes, among others, the former subgenus Myrafant  M. R. Smith). Therefore all authors before 2003 and some after this date have placed Temnothorax  species in the genus Leptothorax  (except of Temnothorax recedens  ).