Formica selysi

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Formica selysi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Formicini
Genus: Formica
Species: F. selysi
Binomial name
Formica selysi
Bondroit, 1918

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Specimen Labels




Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Albania, Austria, France (type locality), Germany, Iberian Peninsula, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland.

Distribution based on specimens

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The above specimen data are provided by AntWeb. Please see Formica selysi for further details




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

  • selysi. Formica cinerea var. selysi Bondroit, 1918: 54 (w.) FRANCE. Combination in F. (Serviformica): Emery, 1925b: 246. Raised to species: Kutter, 1977c: 253. Senior synonym of torrentium: Seifert, 2002b: 259.
  • torrentium. Formica torrentium Bernard, 1967: 300 (w.q.m.) FRANCE. [Bernard, 1967: 300, indicates that Bernard, 1960: 108 contains the original description of torrentium. The name is not mentioned in the 1960 publication.] Junior synonym of selysi: Seifert, 2002b: 259.



The following references are based on the 2007 CD version of the New General Catalogue.

  • Bondroit, J. 1918. Les fourmis de France et de Belgique. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Fr. 87: 1-174 (page 54, worker described)
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 246, Combination in F. (Serviformica))
  • Kutter, H. 1977c. Hymenoptera, Formicidae. Insecta Helv. Fauna 6: 1-298 (page 253, Raised to species)
  • Seifert, B. 2002. A taxonomic revision of the Formica cinerea group (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Abh. Ber. Naturkundemus. Görlitz 74(2): 245-272 (page 259, Senior synonym of torrentium)

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