Aspididris

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Aspididris
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Aspididris
Weber, 1950
Type species
Aspididris militaris, now Basiceros militaris

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Specimen Labels

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

Nomenclature

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

  • ASPIDIDRIS [junior synonym of Basiceros]
    • Aspididris Weber, 1950c: 3. Type-species: Aspididris militaris, by monotypy.
    • Aspididris junior synonym of Basiceros: Brown, 1974c: 132.


References

  • Bolton, B. 1994. Identification guide to the ant genera of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 222 pp. (page 105, Aspididris as junior synonym of Basiceros)
  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 184, Aspididris as junior synonym of Basiceros)
  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1974c. A supplement to the revision of the ant genus Basiceros (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). J. N. Y. Entomol. Soc. 82: 131-140 (page 132, Aspididris as junior synonym of Basiceros)
  • Brown, W. L., Jr.; Kempf, W. W. 1960. A world revision of the ant tribe Basicerotini. Stud. Entomol. (n.s.) 3: 161-250 (page 179, Aspididris in Myrmicinae, Basicerotini)
  • Dlussky, G. M.; Fedoseeva, E. B. 1988. Origin and early stages of evolution in ants. Pp. 70-144 in: Ponomarenko, A. G. (ed.) Cretaceous biocenotic crisis and insect evolution. Moskva: Nauka, 232 pp. (page 80, Aspididris as genus (anachronism))
  • Weber, N. A. 1950d. New Trinidad Myrmicinae, with a note on Basiceros Schulz (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Am. Mus. Novit. 1465: 1-6 (page 3, Aspididris as genus)
  • Wheeler, G. C.; Wheeler, J. 1985b. A simplified conspectus of the Formicidae. Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 111: 255-264 (page 257, Aspididris as genus (anachronism))