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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Lasiini
Genus: Lasius
Subgenus: Austrolasius
Faber, 1967
Type species
Lasius carniolicus

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Specimen Labels

This is currently a subgenus of Lasius. Please see Lasius for further information.


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

  • AUSTROLASIUS [subgenus of Lasius]
    • Austrolasius Faber, 1967: 74 [as subgenus of Lasius]. Type-species: Lasius carniolicus, by original designation.


  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 97, Austrolasius as subgenus of Lasius)
  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1973b. A comparison of the Hylean and Congo-West African rain forest ant faunas. Pp. 161-185 in: Meggers, B. J., Ayensu, E. S., Duckworth, W. D. (eds.) Tropical forest ecosystems in Africa and South America: a comparative review. Wash (page 179, Austrolasius as junior synonym of Lasius [provisional])
  • Faber, W. 1967. Beiträge zur Kenntnis sozialparasitischer Ameisen. I. Lasius (Austrolasius n. sg.) reginae n. sp., eine neue temporär sozialparasitische Erdameise aus Österreich (Hym. Formicidae). Pflanzenschutz Ber. 36: 73-107 (page 74, Austrolasius as subgenus of Lasius)