Myrmisaraka

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Myrmisaraka
Vitsika producta
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Myrmisaraka
Bolton & Fisher, 2014
Type species
Myrmisaraka producta, now Vitsika producta

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Specimen Labels

This genus is not in use as it is currently considered to be a junior synonym of Vitsika.

Nomenclature

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

  • MYRMISARAKA [junior synonym of Vitsika]
    • Myrmisaraka Bolton & Fisher, 2014: 33. Type-species: Myrmisaraka producta, by original designation.
    • Myrmisaraka in Myrmicinae, Crematogastrini: Ward, Brady, Fisher & Schultz, 2015: 17.
    • Junior synonym of Vitsika: Fisher & Bolton, 2016: 447.

References

  • Bolton, B. & Fisher, B.L. 2014. The Madagascan endemic myrmicine ants related to Eutetramorium (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): taxonomy of the genera Eutetramorium Emery, Malagidris nom. n., Myrmisaraka gen. n., Royidris gen. n., and Vitsika gen. n. Zootaxa 3791:1–99. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.3791.1.1
  • Fisher, B. L.; Bolton, B. 2016. Ants of Africa and Madagascar, a guide to the genus. University of California Press. 503pp.