A note from Dr. J.C. Trager (3/16/2010): "This is a bone of contention among myrmecologists at the moment. Strumigenys
is a large and somewhat unwieldy genus, but there is growing evidence it is in fact monophyletic, while the subdivisions Strumigenys
(s.str.) and Pyramica
are paraphyletic. [Hymenoptera Name Server
] is technically correct, since it follows what the latest reviser says, that they are synonymous. At the Global Ants Project - EOL "summit" at the Field Museum this November, we rather grudgingly came to the conclusion that we must follow this, even if Bolton's splitting seems somehow more comfortable. So basically, yes, we should lump them all into Strumigenys
. An interesting thread on the matter
from my favorite blog."