Chalepoxenus tauricus

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Chalepoxenus tauricus
Scientific classification (junior homonym, replaced by Temnothorax inquilinus)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Temnothorax
Species: Chalepoxenus tauricus
Radchenko, 1989

This taxon is a junior homonym and has been replaced by Temnothorax inquilinus.


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

  • tauricus. Chalepoxenus tauricus Radchenko, 1989a: 37, fig. 1 (w.q.) UKRAINE. [Junior secondary homonym of tauricus Ruzsky, 1902d: 22.] Replacement name: inquilinus Ward et al., 2014: 15.


  • Radchenko, A. G. 1989b. The ants of the genus Chalepoxenus (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) of the USSR fauna. Vestn. Zool. 2: 37-41 (page 37, fig. 1 worker, queen described)
  • Ward, P.S., Brady, S.G., Fisher, B.L. & Schultz, T.R. 2014. The evolution of myrmicine ants: phylogeny and biogeography of a hyperdiverse ant clade (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Systematic Entomology, DOI: 10.1111/syen.12090.