Leptothorax Mayr

Ward, P. S., 2005, A synoptic review of the ants of California (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), Zootaxa 936, pp. 1-68: 13

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http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.171144

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Leptothorax Mayr


Genus Leptothorax Mayr  

The ant genus Leptothorax   formerly comprised a large and heterogeneous assemblage of species but Bolton (2003) redefined it to include only those species closely related to L. acervorum Fabricius. Most   California species previously placed in Leptothorax   are now assigned to Temnothorax Mayr   (see below), with two species remaining in Leptothorax   .