Robert W. Taylor

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Robert W. Taylor

  • Australian Myrmecologist
  • Australian National Insect Collection, CSIRO, Division of Entomology, Australia.

Authored taxa[edit]

Publications[edit]

1958[edit]

  • Taylor, R.W. 1958. Original material of the ant Discothyrea antarctica Emery, 1894, in New Zealand. New Zealand Entomologist, 2 (3): 17.

1959[edit]

  • Taylor, R.W. 1959a. The Australian ant Iridomyrmex darwinianus (Forel) recorded from New Zealand. New Zealand Entomologist, 2 (4): 18–19.
  • Taylor, R.W. 1959b. A note on the status of the ant species Monomorium (Notomyrmex) smithii Forel (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). New Zealand Entomologist, 2 (4): 20–21.

1960[edit]

  • Taylor, R.W. 1960. Taxonomic notes on the ants Ponera leae Forel and Ponera norfolkensis (Wheeler) (Hymenoptera - Formicidae). Pacific Science, 14: 178–180.

1961[edit]

  • Taylor, R.W. 1961. Notes and new records of exotic ants introduced into New Zealand. New Zealand Entomologist, 2 (6):28-37.

1962[edit]

  • Taylor, R.W. 1962a. New Australian dacetine ants of the genera Mesostruma Brown and Codiomyrmex Wheeler (Hymenoptera-Formicidae* Taylor, R.W.; Wilson, E.O. 1962 ("1961"). Ants from three remote oceanic islands. Psyche (Cambridge) 68:137-144.

). Breviora, 152: 1–10.

  • Taylor, R.W. 1962b. The ants of the Three Kings Islands. Records of the Auckland Institute and Museum 5:251-254.
  • Taylor, R.W.; Wilson, E.O. 1962 ("1961"). Ants from three remote oceanic islands. Psyche (Cambridge) 68:137-144.

1964[edit]

  • Taylor, R.W. 1964. Taxonomy and parataxonomy of some fossil ants (Hymenoptera-Formicidae). Psyche (Cambridge) 71:134-141.

1965[edit]

  • Taylor, R.W. 1965a. New Melanesian ants of the genera Simopone and Amblyopone (Hymenoptera-Formicidae) of zoogeographic significance. Breviora 221:1-11.
  • Taylor, R.W. 1965b. The Australian ants of the genus Pristomyrmex, with a case of apparent character displacement. Psyche (Cambridge) 72:35-54.
  • Taylor, R.W. * Taylor, R.W.; Wilson, E.O. 1962 ("1961"). Ants from three remote oceanic islands. Psyche (Cambridge) 68:137-144.

1965c. A new species of the ant genus Dacetinops from Sarawak. Breviora 237:1-4.

  • Taylor, R.W. 1965d. A monographic revision of the rare tropicopolitan ant genus Probolomyrmex Mayr (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Transactions of the Royal Entomological Society of London 117:345-365.

1966[edit]

  • Taylor, R.W. 1966a ("1965"). A second African species of the dacetine ant genus Codiomyrmex. Psyche (Cambridge), 72: 225–228.
  • Taylor, R.W. 1966b ("1965"). Notes on the Indo-Australian ants of genus Simopone Forel (Hymenoptera-Formicidae). Psyche (Cambridge), 72: 287–290.

1967[edit]

  • Taylor, R.W. * Taylor, R.W.; Wilson, E.O. 1962 ("1961"). Ants from three remote oceanic islands. Psyche (Cambridge) 68:137-144.

1967a. A monographic revision of the ant genus Ponera Latreille (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Pacific Insects Monograph, 13: 1–112.

  • Taylor, R.W. 1967b. Entomological survey of the Cook Islands and Niue. 1 - Hymenoptera-Formicidae. New Zealand Journal of Science, 10: 1092–1095.

1968[edit]

  • Taylor, R.W. 1968a. Nomenclature and synonymy of the North American ants of the genera Ponera and Hypoponera (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Entomological News, 79: 63–66.
  • Taylor, R.W. 1968b. The Australian workerless inquiline ant, Strumigenys xenos Brown (Hymenoptera - Formicidae) recorded from New Zealand. New Zealand Entomologist, 4 (1): 47–49.
  • Taylor, R.W. 1968c. Notes on the Indo-Australian basicerotine ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Australian Journal of Zoology, 16 :333-348.
  • Taylor, R.W. 1968d. A supplement to the revision of Australian Pristomyrmex species (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Journal of the Australian Entomological Society, 7 :63-66.
  • Taylor, R.W. 1968e. A new Malayan species of the ant genus Epitritus, and a related new genus from Singapore (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Journal of the Australian Entomological Society, 7 :130-134.

1969[edit]

  • Taylor, R.W. 1969. The identity of Dorylozelus mjobergi Forel (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Journal of the Australian Entomological Society, 8 :131-133.

1970[edit]

  • Taylor, R.W. 1970a. Notes on some Australian and Melanesian basicerotine ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Journal of the Australian Entomological Society, 9 :49-52.
  • Taylor, R.W. 1970b. Characterization of the Australian endemic ant genus Peronomyrmex Viehmeyer (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Journal of the Australian Entomological Society, 9 :209-211.
  • Taylor, R.W.; Beaton, C.D. 1970. Insect systematics and the scanning electron microscope. Search (Sydney) 1:347-348.

1971[edit]

  • Taylor, R.W. 1971. The ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of the Kermadec Islands. New Zealand Entomologist, 5: 81–82.

1972[edit]

  • Taylor, R.W. 1972a. Studies on the Australian ponerine army ant, Onychomyrmex. P. 372 in: Rafes, P. M. (ed.) 1972. XIII International Congress of Entomology, Moscow, 2–9 August 1968. Proceedings, Volume III. Leningrad: Nauka, 494 pp.
  • Taylor, R.W. 1972b. Biogeography of insects of New Guinea and Cape York Peninsula. pp. 213–230 in: Walker, D. (ed.) 1972. Bridge and barrier: the natural and cultural history of Torres Strait. Research School of Pacific Studies, Publication BG/3. Canberra: Australian National University, xxii + 437 pp.
  • Taylor, R.W.; Lowery, B.B. 1972. The New Guinean species of the ant genus Orectognathus Fr. Smith (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Journal of the Australian Entomological Society 11:306-310.

1973[edit]

  • Taylor, R.W. 1973. Ants of the Australian genus Mesostruma Brown (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Journal of the Australian Entomological Society 12:24-38.

1974[edit]

  • Taylor, R.W.; Wilson, E.O. 1962 ("1961"). Ants from three remote oceanic islands. Psyche (Cambridge) 68:137-144.
  • Taylor, R.W. 1974. Superfamily Formicoidea. P. 111 in: CSIRO (ed.) 1974. The insects of Australia. Supplement 1974. Carlton, Victoria: Melbourne University Press, viii + 146 pp.

1976[edit]

  • Taylor, R.W. 1976a. The ants of Rennell and Bellona Islands. Natural History of Rennell Island, British Solomon Islands 7:73-90.
  • Taylor, R.W. 1976b. La faune terrestre de l'Île de Sainte-Hélène. 7. Superfam. Formicoidea. Annales. Musée Royal de l'Afrique Centrale. Série in Octavo. Sciences Zoologiques 215:192-199.

1977[edit]

  • Taylor, R.W. 1977. New ants of the Australasian genus Orectognathus, with a key to the known species (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Australian Journal of Zoology 25:581-612.

1978[edit]

  • Taylor, R.W. 1978a. Nothomyrmecia macrops: a living-fossil ant rediscovered. Science (Washington, D. C.), 201: 979–985.
  • Taylor, R.W. 1978b. A taxonomic guide to the ant genus Orectognathus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization) Division of Entomology Report, 3: 1–11.
  • Taylor, R.W.; Brown, W.L., Jr. 1978. Smithistruma kempfi species nov. Pilot Register of Zoology Card No. 35:1-2.

1979[edit]

  • Taylor, R.W. 1979 ("1978"). Melanesian ants of the genus Amblyopone (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Australian Journal of Zoology, 26: 823–839.

1980[edit]

  • Taylor, R.W. 1980a ("1979"). New Australian ants of the genus Orectognathus, with summary description of the twenty-nine known speci* Taylor, R.W.; Wilson, E.O. 1962 ("1961"). Ants from three remote oceanic islands. Psyche (Cambridge) 68:137-144.

es (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Australian Journal of Zoology, 27: 773–788.

  • Taylor, R.W. 1980b. Australian and Melanesian ants of the genus Eurhopalothrix Brown and Kempf - notes and new species (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Journal of the Australian Entomological Society, 19: 229–239.
  • Taylor, R.W. 1980c ("1979"). Notes on the Russian endemic ant genus Aulacopone Arnoldi (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Psyche (Cambridge), 86: 353–361.
  • Taylor, R.W. 1980d. The rare Fijian ant Myrmecina (= Archaeomyrmex) cacabau (Mann) rediscovered (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). New Zealand Entomologist, 7: 122–123.

1983[edit]

  • Taylor, R.W. 1983. Descriptive taxonomy: past, present and future. pp. 93–134 in: Highley, E.; Taylor, R.W.}} (eds.) 1983. Australian systematic entomology: a bicentenary perspective. Melbourne: CSIRO, vii + 147 pp.

1985[edit]

  • Taylor, R.W. 1985. The ants of the Papuasian genus Dacetinops (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Myrmicinae). pp. 41–67 in: Ball, G. E. (ed.) 1985. Taxonomy, phylogeny, and zoogeography of beetles and ants: a volume dedicated to the memory of Philip Jackson Darlington, Jr., 1904-1983. Series Entomologica (Dordrecht) 33:1-514.
  • Taylor, R.W.; Brown, D.R. 1985. Formicoidea. Zoological Catalogue of Australia 2:1-149, 306-348.

1986[edit]

  • Taylor, R.W. 1986. The quadrinominal infrasubspecific names of Australian ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). General and Applied Entomology 18:33-37.

1987[edit]

  • Taylor, R.W. 1987a. A checklist of the ants of Australia, New Caledonia and New Zealand (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization) Division of Entomology Report 41:1-92.
  • Taylor, R.W. 1987b. A checklist of the ants of Australia, New Caledonia and New Zealand (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). First supplement, 10 July 1987. CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization) Division of Entomology Report 41(Suppl.1):1-5.

1988[edit]

  • Taylor, R.W. 1988. The nomenclature and distribution of some Australian and New Caledonian ants of the genus Leptogenys Roger (=Prionogenys Emery, n. syn.) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Ponerinae). General and Applied Entomology 20:33-37.

1989[edit]

  • Taylor, R.W. 1989a. The nomenclature and distribution of some Australian ants of the genus Polyrhachis Fr Smith (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Formicinae). Journal of the Australian Entomological Society 28:23-27.
  • Taylor, R.W. 1989b. Australasian ants of the genus Leptothorax Mayr (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Myrmicinae). Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 27:605-610.

1990[edit]

  • Taylor, R.W. 1990a. [Untitled. A key to the ant genera of Australia, New Caledonia, and New Zealand.]. pp. 55–60 in: Hölldobler, B.; Wilson, E. O. 1990. The ants. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, xii + 732 pp.
  • Taylor, R.W. 1990b. [Untitled. Anomalomyrmini Taylor tribe n., Anomalomyrma Taylor gen. n., Protanilla Taylor gen. n.]. pp. 278–279 in: Bolton, B. 1990d. The higher classification of the ant subfamily Leptanillinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Systematic Entomology 15:267-282.
  • Taylor, R.W. 1990c. New Asian ants of the tribe Basicerotini, with an on-line computer interactive key to the twenty-six known Indo-Australian species (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Myrmicinae). Invertebrate Taxonomy 4:397-425.
  • Taylor, R.W. 1990d. The nomenclature and distribution of some Australian and New Caledonian ants of the genus Meranoplus Fr. Smith (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Myrmicinae). General and Applied Entomology 22:31-40.

1991[edit]

  • Taylor, R.W. 1991a ("1990"). Notes on the ant genera Romblonella and Willowsiella, with comments on their affinities, and the first descriptions of Australian species (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Myrmicinae). Psyche (Cambridge) 97:281-296.
  • Taylor, R.W. 1991b. Nomenclature and distribution of some Australasian ants of the Myrmicinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 30:599-614.
  • Taylor, R.W. 1991c. Myrmecia croslandi sp. n., a karyologically remarkable new Australian jack-jumper ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Myrmeciinae). Journal of the Australian Entomological Society 30:288.
  • Taylor, R.W. 1991d. Formicidae. pp. 980–989 in: CSIRO (ed.) 1991. The insects of Australia. Second edition. Volume II. . Carlton, Victoria: Melbourne University Press, pp. i-vi, 543-1137.

1992[edit]

  • Taylor, R.W. 1992a. Nomenclature and distribution of some Australian and New Guinean ants of the subfamily Formicinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Journal of the Australian Entomological Society 31:57-69.
  • Taylor, R.W. 1992b. Rhoptromyrmex rawlinsoni sp. nov., a new apparently workerless parasitic ant from Anak Krakatau, Indonesia (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Myrmicinae). Memoirs of the Museum of Victoria 53:125-128.

1994[edit]

  • Taylor, R.W. 1994. The sociobiology of Nothomyrmecia macrops: considerations regarding the evolution of eusociality among ants. P. 60 in: Lenoir, A.; Arnold, G.; Lepage, M. (eds.) 1994. Les insectes sociaux. 12ème congrès de l'Union Internationale pour l'Étude des Insectes Sociaux. Paris, Sorbonne, 21-27 août 1994. Paris: Université Paris Nord, xxiv + 583 pp.

1999[edit]

  • Taylor, R.W. 1999. Nomenclatural changes in the Australasian ant genus Podomyrma Fredrick Smith (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Myrmicinae). Sociobiology 34:173-174.

2002[edit]

  • Taylor, R.W.; Hasegawa, E.; Imai, H. T.; Kubota, M.; Crozier, R. 2002. Molecular phylogeny of the ant subfamily Myrmeciinae. [Abstract.]. P. 161 in: Billen, J. (ed.) 2002. XIV International Congress of IUSSI. The Golden Jubilee Proceedings. 27 July - 3 August 2002, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan. Sapporo: XIV International Congress of IUSSI, 233 pp.* Taylor, R.W.; Wilson, E.O. 1962 ("1961"). Ants from three remote oceanic islands. Psyche (Cambridge) 68:137-144.

2006[edit]

  • Taylor, R.W. 2006. Ants of the genus Meranoplus F. Smith, 1853 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): three new species and others from northeastern Australian rainforests. Myrmecologische Nachrichten 8:21-29.

2007[edit]

  • Taylor, R.W. 2007. Bloody funny wasps! Speculations on the evolution of eusociality in ants. Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute 80:580-609.

2009[edit]

  • Taylor, R.W. 2009. Ants of the genus Lordomyrma Emery (1) generic synonymy, composition and distribution, with notes on Ancyridris Wheeler and Cyphoidris Weber (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Myrmicinae). Zootaxa 1979:16-28.

2011[edit]

  • Taylor, R.W. 2011. Australasian ants of the subfamily Heteroponerinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): (1) General introduction and review of the Heteroponera leae (Wheeler, 1923) species group, with descriptions of two new species. Myrmecological News 15:117-123.

2012[edit]

  • Taylor, R.W. 2012. Ants of the genus Lordomyrma Emery (2) The Japanese L. azumai (Santschi) and six new species from India, Viet Nam and the Philippines (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Myrmicinae). Zootaxa 3282:45-60.

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