Alfaria panamensis

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Alfaria panamensis
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Alfaria minuta)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ectatomminae
Tribe: Ectatommini
Genus: Alfaria
Species: Alfaria panamensis
Weber, 1940

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


The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • panamensis. Alfaria panamensis Weber, 1940b: 80 (w.q.) PANAMA.
    • Type-material: 1 syntype worker, 1 syntype queen.
    • Type-locality: worker Panama: Canal Zone, Barro Colorado I., 29.vii.1938, no. 58 (E.C. Williams), queen with same data but 4.viii.1938, no. 534.
    • Type-depository: MCZC.
    • Status as species: Borgmeier, 1949: 205 (in key).
    • Junior synonym of minuta: Brown, in Borgmeier, 1957: 115; Brown, 1958g: 228, 317; Kempf, 1972a: 113; Brandão & Lattke, 1990: 489; Lattke, 1992a: 127; Bolton, 1995b: 210; Camacho, Franco, Branstetter, et al. 2022: 10.