Acropyga pickeli

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Acropyga pickeli
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Acropyga goeldii)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Plagiolepidini
Genus: Acropyga
Species: Acropyga pickeli
Borgmeier, 1927

This taxon is not in use as it is currently considered to be a junior synonym of Acropyga goeldii.

Nomenclature

The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • pickeli. Acropyga (Rhizomyrma) pickeli Borgmeier, 1927a: 287, figs. 1, 2 (w.q.) BRAZIL. Weber, 1944: 102 (m.). Junior synonym of decedens: Costa Lima, 1931: 7. Revived from synonymy: Borgmeier, 1932a: 238. Junior synonym of goeldii: LaPolla, 2004a: 50. See also: Wheeler, W.M. 1935f: 322; Weber, 1944: 102.

References

  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 58, catalogue)
  • Borgmeier, T. 1927a. Um caso de trophobiose entre uma formiga e um parasita do caféeiro. Bol. Mus. Nac. Rio J. 3: 285-289 PDF (page 287, figs. 1, 2 worker, queen described)
  • Borgmeier, T. 1932a. A proposito de Acropyga pickeli Borgm. (1927) (Hym. Formicidae). Rev. Entomol. (Rio J.) 2: 238-239 (page 238, revived from synonymy)
  • Costa Lima, A. da. 1931. A proposito da Acropyga pickeli Borgm., 1927 (Hymenoptera: Formicoidea). Bol. Biol. Rio J. 17: 2-9 (page 7, junior synonym of decedens)
  • LaPolla, J. S. 2004. Acropyga (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of the World. The American Entomological Institute 33(3): 1-130 (page 50, junior synonym of goeldii)
  • Weber, N. A. 1944b. The neotropical coccid-tending ants of the genus Acropyga Roger. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 37: 89-122 (page 102, male described)
  • Weber, N. A. 1944b. The neotropical coccid-tending ants of the genus Acropyga Roger. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 37: 89-122 (page 102, see also)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1935f. Ants of the genus Acropyga Roger, with description of a new species. J. N. Y. Entomol. Soc. 43: 321-329 (page 322, see also)