Family: Salticidae Blackwall,1841 [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spiderfam:0101] Back

Gen. Myrmarachne MacLeay , 1839 [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidergen:03086 ]
N.B.: on the Official List of Generic Names in Zoology (ICZN, 2010: Opinion 2258); considered a senior synonym of Ascalus Thorell, 1894a: 56 [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidergen:04493] (type A. pygmaeus Thorell, 1894), Iola G. W. Peckham & E. G. Peckham, 1892: 75 [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidergen:04491] (type I. cowani G. W. Peckham & E. G. Peckham, 1892), Janigena Karsch, 1880c: 394 [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidergen:05338] (type Janus melanocephalus C. L. Koch, 1846 = Myrmarachne kochi Reimoser, 1925), Pergasus Thorell, 1890c: 55 [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidergen:04541] (type Salticus formosus Thorell, 1890), Pyroderes Simon, 1868b: 714 [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidergen:05340] and Pyrophorus C. L. Koch, 1837b: 29 [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidergen:05339] (type P. semirufus C. L. Koch, 1837 = Myrmarachne formicaria (De Geer, 1778)) by Simon, 1901a: 504; Pyroderes is a replacement name of Pyrophorus, preoccupied in Coleoptera by Illiger, 1809; considered a senior synonym of Herilus Thorell, 1894a: 61 [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidergen:04513] (type H. radiatus Thorell, 1894) by Bonnet, 1957: 2998 (per Simon); considered a senior synonym of Bizonella Strand, 1929: 15 [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidergen:05342] by Wanless, 1978a: 18 and of Emertonius G. W. Peckham & E. G. Peckham, 1892 by Wanless, 1978b: 235 (for an alternate view, see Prószyński & Deeleman-Reinhold, 2010: 162 but also Edwards, 2013a: 4); Emertonius was revalidated by Prószyński, 2018b: 165; Bizonella is a replacement name of Bizone Simon, 1903a: 1051 [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidergen:05341] (type B. longiventris Simon, 1903), preoccupied in Lepidoptera by Walker, 1854; for probably available older generic names for the genera splitted from Myrmarachne by Prószyński, 2016 see Edwards, 2013a and Marusik & Blick, 2019: 90; for notes on Indian females, see Prószyński, 1992b: 188, f. 82, 98.
Status: accepted
Last updated
2022-06-25
Described in
MacLeay, 1839: 10 (type Myrmarachne melanocephala MacLeay, 1839; gender feminine)
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Species counts
Counts Status
189accepted
40synonym
3nomen nudum
5nomen dubium
1homonym replaced
Reference

MacLeay, W. S. (1839). On some new forms of Arachnida. Annals of Natural History 2(7): 1-14, pl. 1-2. download pdf

Edit history
Date Type Reference Detail
2015-10-29 Genus synonymy Benjamin, 2015b Panachraesta synonymized with Myrmarachne