Pheidole teneriffana

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Pheidole teneriffana
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Pheidole indica)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Pheidole
Species: Pheidole teneriffana
Forel, 1893

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

Nomenclature

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

  • teneriffana. Pheidole teneriffana Forel, 1893d: 465 (s.w.) SPAIN (Canary Is). [Also described as new by Forel, 1894a: 160.] Santschi, 1908: 521 (q.). Gómez & Espadaler, 2006: 229 (m.). Status as species: Santschi, 1908: 521; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 821; Wheeler, W.M. 1927g: 105; Aguayo, 1932: 219; Finzi, 1936: 164; Baroni Urbani, 1968b: 438; Baroni Urbani, 1971c: 73; Barquin Diez, 1981: 114; Schembri & Collingwood, 1981: 428; Collingwood, 1985: 255; Agosti & Collingwood, 1987b: 271 (in key); Snelling, R.R. 1992b: 121; Mei, 1995: 762; Collingwood & Agosti, 1996: 324; Wilson, 2003: 640 (redescription); Collingwood, et al. 2004: 478; Gómez & Espadaler, 2006: 229; Heterick, 2009: 169; Fischer & Fisher, 2013: 346 (redescription). Senior synonym of taina: Wilson, 2003: 640. Senior synonym of voeltzkowii: Fischer & Fisher, 2013: 346. Junior synonym of indica: Sarnat, et al. 2015: 46.
  • taina. Pheidole teneriffana subsp. taina Aguayo, 1932: 219 (s.) CUBA. Junior synonym of teneriffana: Wilson, 2003: 640.
  • voeltzkowii. Pheidole voeltzkowii Forel, 1894e: 227 (s.w.m.) MADAGASCAR. Forel, 1897c: 207 (q.). Junior synonym of teneriffana: Fischer & Fisher, 2013: 340.

References

  • Baroni Urbani, C. 1968e. Studi sulla mirmecofauna d'Italia. IV. La fauna mirmecologica delle isole Maltesi ed il suo significato ecologico e biogeografico. Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. "Giacomo Doria" 77: 408-559 (page 438, see also)
  • Borowiec, L. & Salata, S. 2013. Ants of Greece – additions and corrections (Hymenoptera Formicidae). Genus (Wroclaw) 24, 335-401.
  • Fischer, G. and Fisher, B.L. 2013. A revision of Pheidole Westwood (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in the islands of the Southwest Indian Ocean and designation of a neotype for the invasive Pheidole megacephala. Zootaxa 3683:301–356.
  • Forel, A. 1893f. Nouvelles fourmis d'Australie et des Canaries. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 37: 454-466 (page 465, soldier, worker described)
  • Forel, A. 1894a. Algunas hormigas de Canarias recogidas por el Sr. Cabrera y Diaz. An. Soc. Esp. Hist. Nat. (Actas) (2)2[=2 22: 159-162 (page 160, also described as new)
  • Gomez, K. & Espadaleer, X. 2006. Exotic ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in the Balearic Islands. Myrmecologische Nachrichten 8, 225-233.
  • Gulmahamad, H. and J. Martinez. 1999. Extirpation of one exotic ant species by another in southern California. Pan-Pac. Entomol. 75(4): 227–229.
  • Martinez, M. J. 1992. A new ant introduction for North America:Pheidole teneriffana (Forel) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Pan-Pac. Entomol. 68: 153–154.
  • Santschi, F. 1908. Nouvelles fourmis de l'Afrique du Nord (Égypte, Canaries, Tunisie). Ann. Soc. Entomol. Fr. 77: 517-534 (page 521, queen described)
  • Sarnat, E.M., Fischer, G., Guénard, B. & Economo, E.P. 2015. Introduced Pheidole of the world: taxonomy, biology and distribution. ZooKeys 543: 1-109.
  • Snelling, R. R. 1992b. A newly adventive ant of the genus Pheidole in southern California (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Bull. South. Calif. Acad. Sci. 91: 121-125 (page 121, see also)
  • Wilson, E. O. 2003. Pheidole in the New World: A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA. (page 640, fig. major, minor described, Senior synonym of taina)
  • Wetterer, J.K. 2011. Worldwide Spread of Pheidole teneriffana (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) Florida Entomologist 2011 94 (4), 843-847 PDF