Protanilla

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Protanilla
Protanilla rafflesi casent0102375 profile 1.jpg
Protanilla rafflesi worker
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Protanilla

Taylor, 1990
Type species
Protanilla rafflesi
Taylor, 1990
Diversity[1]
7 species

Protanilla is a genus of ants in the subfamily Leptanillinae.[2] Known from the Indomalaya ecozone, the genus contains eight species and at least one formally undescribed species, P. wallacei. The genus was erected by Taylor (1990) for the type species P. rafflesi, described from workers from Peninsular Malaysia. Four species are known from China (P. bicolor, P. concolor, P. gengma and P. tibeta), one from Taiwan (P. lini), one from Sri Lanka (P. schoedli)[3][4] and one from India (P. wardi).[5]

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  1. ^ Bolton, B. (2014). "Protanilla". AntCat. Retrieved 4 July 2014.
  2. ^ "Genus: Protanilla". antweb.org. AntWeb. Retrieved 21 September 2013.
  3. ^ Borowiec, M. L.; Schulz, A.; Alpert, G. D.; Baňař, P. (2011). "Discovery of the worker caste and descriptions of two new species of Anomalomyrma (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Leptanillinae) with unique abdominal morphology". Zootaxa. 2810: 1–14.
  4. ^ Xu, Z.-H. (2012). "Furcotanilla, a new genus of the ant subfamily Leptanillinae from China with descriptions of two new species of Protanilla and P. rafflesi Taylor (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)". Sociobiology. 59: 477–491.
  5. ^ Bharti, H.; Akbar, S.A. (2015). "First record of genus Protanilla (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Leptanillinae) from India with description of a new species". Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology. Elsevier, Korean Society of Applied Entomology and the Taiwan Entomological Society. 18: 573–576.

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