Barry Bolton

Barry Bolton, English myrmecologist.

  • Expert on the classification, systematics and taxonomy of ants. Worked in the British museum of Natural History (London).

Taxon names authored

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PublicationsEdit

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1989Edit

  • Bolton, B. 1969. Male of Paedalgus termitolestes W. M. Wheeler (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Nigerian Entomologists' Magazine, 2: 14–16.

1971Edit

  • Bolton, B. 1971. Two new subarboreal species of the ant genus Strumigenys (Hym., Formicidae) from West Africa. Entomologists Monthly Magazine, 107: 59–64.

1972Edit

  • Bolton, B. 1972. Two new species of the ant genus Epitritus from Ghana, with a key to the world species (Hym., Formicidae). Entomologists Monthly Magazine, 107: 205–208.

1973Edit

  • Bolton, B. 1973. The ant genera of West Africa: a synonymic synopsis with keys (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) Entomology, 27: 317–368.
  • Bolton, B. 1973. The ant genus Polyrhachis F. Smith in the Ethiopian region (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) Entomology, 28: 285–369.
  • Bolton, B. 1973. A remarkable new arboreal ant genus (Hym. Formicidae) from West Africa. Entomologists Monthly Magazine, 108: 234–237.

1974Edit

  • Bolton, B. 1974. A revision of the Palaeotropical arboreal ant genus Cataulacus F. Smith (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) Entomology, 30: 1–105.
  • Bolton, B. 1974. New synonymy and a new name in the ant genus Polyrhachis F. Smith (Hym., Formicidae). Entomologists Monthly Magazine, 109: 172–180.
  • Bolton, B. 1974. A revision of the ponerine ant genus Plectroctena F. Smith (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) Entomology, 30: 309–338.

1975Edit

  • Bolton, B. 1975. A revision of the ant genus Leptogenys Roger in the Ethiopian region, with a review of the Malagasy species. Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) Entomology, 31: 235–305.
  • Bolton, B. 1975. A revision of the African ponerine ant genus Psalidomyrmex Andre (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) Entomology, 32: 1–16.
  • Bolton, B. 1975. The sexspinosa–group of the ant genus Polyrhachis F. Smith (Hym. Formicidae). Journal of Entomology, (B)44: 1–14. Browse

1976Edit

  • Bolton, B. 1976. The ant tribe Tetramoriini (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Constituent genera, review of smaller genera and revision of Triglyphothrix Forel. Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) Entomology, 34: 281–379.

1977Edit

  • Bolton, B. 1977. The ant tribe Tetramoriini (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). The genus Tetramorium Mayr in the Oriental and Indo–Australian regions, and in Australia. Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) Entomology, 36: 67–151.

1979Edit

  • Bolton, B. 1979. The ant tribe Tetramoriini (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). The genus Tetramorium Mayr in the Malagasy region and in the New World. Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) Entomology, 38: 129–181.
  • Bolton, B., W.H. Gotwald & J.M. Leroux. 1979. A new West African ant of the genus Plectroctena with ecological notes (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Annales de l'Universite de l'Abidjan (Sciences), (E)9: 373–381.

1980Edit

  • Bolton, B. 1980. The ant tribe Tetramoriini (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). The genus Tetramorium Mayr in the Ethiopian zoogeographical region. Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) Entomology, 40: 193–384.

1981Edit

  • Bolton, B. 1981. A revision of the ant genera Meranoplus F. Smith, Dicroaspis Emery and Calyptomyrmex Emery (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in the Ethiopian zoogeographical region. Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) Entomology, 42: 43–81.
  • Bolton, B. 1981. A revision of six minor genera of Myrmicinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in the Ethiopian zoogeographical region. Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) Entomology, 43: 245–307.

1982Edit

  • Bolton, B. 1982. Afrotropical species of the myrmicine ant genera Cardiocondyla, Leptothorax, Melissotarsus, Messor and Cataulacus (Formicidae). Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) Entomology, 45: 307–370.

1983Edit

  • Bolton, B. 1983. The Afrotropical dacetine ants (Formicidae). Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) Entomology, 46: 267–416.

1984Edit

  • Bolton, B. 1984. Diagnosis and relationships of the myrmicine ant genus Ishakidrisgen. n. (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Systematic Entomology, 9: 373–382.

1985Edit

1986Edit

  • Bolton, B. 1986. A taxonomic and biological review of the tetramoriine ant genus Rhoptromyrmex (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Systematic Entomology, 11: 1–17.
  • Bolton, B. 1986. Apterous females and shift of dispersal strategy in the Monomorium salomonis–group (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Journal of Natural History, 20: 267–272.

1987Edit

1988Edit

  • Bolton, B. 1988. A new socially parasitic Myrmica, with a reassessment of the genus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Systematic Entomology, 13: 1–11.
  • Bolton, B. 1988. A review of Paratopula Wheeler, a forgotten genus of myrmicine ants (Hym., Formicidae). Entomologists Monthly Magazine, 124: 125–143.
  • Bolton, B. 1988: Secostruma, a new subterranean tetramoriine ant genus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Systematic entomology, 13: 263–270. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365–3113.1988.tb00243.x PDF
  • Gauld, I.D. & Bolton, B. 1988. The Hymenoptera. Oxford University Press, Oxford. 332 pp.

1989Edit

  • Bolton, B. & A. C. Marsh. 1989. The Afrotropical thermophilic ant genus Ocymyrmex (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Journal of Natural History, 23: 1267–1308.
  • Ogata, K. & B. Bolton. 1989. A taxonomic note on the ant Monomorium intrudens F. Smith (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Japanese Journal of Entomology, 57: 459–460.

1990Edit

  • Bolton, B. 1990. Abdominal characters and status of the cerapachyine ants (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Journal of Natural History, 24: 53–68.
  • Bolton, B. 1990. The higher classification of the ant subfamily Leptanillinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Systematic Entomology, 15: 267–282.
  • Bolton, B. 1990. Army ants reassessed: the phylogeny and classification of the doryline section (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Journal of Natural History, 24: 1339–1364.
  • Agosti, D. & Bolton, B. 1990. The identity of Andragnathus, a forgotten formicine ant genus (Hym., Formicidae). Entomologists Monthly Magazine, 126: 75–77.
  • Agosti, D. & Bolton, B. 1990. New characters to differentiate the ant genera Lasius F. and Formica L. (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Entomologist's Gazette, 41: 149–156.

1991Edit

  • Bolton, B. 1991. New myrmicine ant genera from the Oriental region (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Systematic Entomology, 16: 1–13.

1992Edit

  • Bolton, B. 1992. A review of the ant genus Recurvidris (Hym.: Formicidae), a new name for Trigonogaster Forel. Psyche, 99: 35–48.
  • Baroni Urbani, C., B. Bolton & P. S. Ward. 1992. The internal phylogeny of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Systematic Entomology, 17: 301–329.

1993Edit

  • Bolton, B. & R. Belshaw. 1993. Taxonomy and biology of the supposedly lestobiotic ant genus Paedalgus (Hym.: Formicidae). Systematic Entomology, 18: 181–189.

1994Edit

  • Bolton, B. 1994. Identification guide to the ant genera of the world. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA. 222 pp.
  • Belshaw, R. & B. Bolton. 1994. A survey of the leaf litter ant fauna in Ghana, West Africa (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Journal of Hymenoptera Research, 3: 5–16.
  • Belshaw, R. & B. Bolton. 1994. A new myrmicine ant genus from cocoa leaf litter in Ghana (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Journal of Natural History, 28: 631–634.

1995Edit

  • Bolton, B. 1995. A taxonomic and zoogeographical census of the extant ant taxa (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Journal of Natural History, 29: 1037–1056.
  • Bolton, B. 1995. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA. 504 pp. ISBN 0-674-61514-X. Online. Reference page.

1996Edit

  • Ward, P.S., B. Bolton and S.O. Shattuck. 1996. A bibliography of ant systematics. University of California Publications in Entomology, 116: 1–417.

1998Edit

  • Bolton, B. 1998. Monophyly of the dacetonine tribe–group and its component tribes (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Bulletin of the Natural History Museum (Entomology), 76(1): 65–78.

1999Edit

  • Bolton, B. 1999. Ant genera of the tribe Dacetonini (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Journal of Natural History, 33: 1639–1689.

2000Edit

  • Bolton, B. 2000. The ant tribe Dacetini. With a revision of the Strumigenys species of the Malgasy Region by Brian L. Fisher, and a revision of the Austral epopostrumiform genera by Steven O. Shattuck. Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute, 65: 1–1028.

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2003Edit

  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and classification of Formicidae. Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute, 71: 1–370.
  • Bolton, B., E.E. Palacio and F. Fernández. 2003. Morfología y glosario. Pages 221–232 in Fernández, F. Introducción a las hormigas de la región neotropical. Instituto Humboldt, Bogotá. 424 pp.

2007Edit

  • Bolton, B. 2007. How to conduct large–scale taxonomic revisions in Formicidae. Pages 52–71 in Snelling, R.R., B.L. Fisher and P.S. Ward. Advances in ant systematics (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): Homage to E.O. Wilson – 50 years of contributions. Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute, 80.
  • Bolton, B. 2007. Taxonomy of the dolichoderine ant genus Technomyrmex Mayr (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) based on the worker caste. Contributions of the American Entomological Institute, 35(1): 1–149.
  • Fisher, B. L. & B. Bolton. 2007. The ant genus Pseudaphomomyrmex Wheeler, 1920 a junior synonym of Tapinoma Foerster, 1850. Zootaxa, 1427: 65–68.

2008Edit

  • Bolton, B. & B.L. Fisher. 2008. The Afrotropical ponerine ant genus Asphinctopone Santschi (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Zootaxa, 1827: 53–61.
  • Bolton, B. & B.L. Fisher. 2008. Afrotropical ants of the ponerine genera Centromyrmex Mayr, Promyopias Santschi gen. rev. and Feroponera gen. n., with a revised key to genera of African Ponerinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Zootaxa, 1929: 1–37.
  • Bolton, B. & B.L. Fisher. 2008. The Afrotropical ponerine ant genus Phrynoponera Wheeler (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Zootaxa, 1892: 35–52.
  • Bolton, B., J. Sosa–Calvo, F. Fernández & J. E. Lattke. 2008. New synonyms in neotropical Myrmicine ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Zootaxa, 1732: 61–64.

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