Donisthorpea

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Donisthorpea
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Lasiini
Genus: Donisthorpea
Morice & Durrant, 1915
Type species
Formica nigra, now Lasius niger

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Specimen Label

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

Nomenclature

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

  • DONISTHORPEA [junior synonym of Lasius]
    • Donisthorpea Morice & Durrant, 1915: 423. Type-species: Formica nigra, by original designation. [Unnecessary replacement name for Lasius Fabricius.]
    • Donisthorpea as genus: Donisthorpe, 1915d: 184.
    • Donisthorpea subgenus of Formicina: Emery, 1916a: 11; Emery, 1916b: 239.
    • Donisthorpea subgenus of Acanthomyops: Donisthorpe, 1927b: 229; Donisthorpe, 1946g: 91.
    • Donisthorpea junior synonym of Acanthomyops: Forel, 1916: 460; Morice & Durrant, 1917: 442; Donisthorpe, 1927b: 209.
    • Donisthorpea junior synonym of Lasius: Wheeler, W.M. 1916k: 172; Wilson, 1955a: 11.
    • [Lasius and Donisthorpea share the same type-species, synonymy is therefore absolute.]

References

  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 97, Donisthorpea as junior synonym of Lasius [Unnecessary replacement name for Lasius Fabricius.] [Lasius and Donisthorpea share the same type-species, synonymy is therefore absolute.])
  • Donisthorpe, H. 1915f. British ants, their life-history and classification. Plymouth: Brendon & Son Ltd., xv + 379 pp. (page 184, Donisthorpea as genus)
  • Donisthorpe, H. 1927c. British ants, their life history and classification (2nd edn.). London: G. Routledge and Sons, xvi + 436 pp. (page 229, Donisthorpea as subgenus of Acanthomyops)
  • Donisthorpe, H. 1927c. British ants, their life history and classification (2nd edn.). London: G. Routledge and Sons, xvi + 436 pp. (page 209, Donisthorpea as junior synonym of Acanthomyops)
  • Donisthorpe, H. 1943g. A list of the type-species of the genera and subgenera of the Formicidae. [part]. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 11(10): 617-688 (page 640, Donisthorpea in Formicinae, Acanthomyopsini; Donisthorpea as subgenus of Acanthomyops)
  • Donisthorpe, H. 1946b. Formicidae, Stephens (1829). Entomol. Rec. J. Var. 58: 89-91 (page 91, Donisthorpea in Formicinae, Acanthomyopsini)
  • Emery, C. 1916a [1915]. Fauna entomologica italiana. I. Hymenoptera.-Formicidae. Bull. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 47: 79-275 (page 239, Donisthorpea as subgenus of Formicina)
  • Emery, C. 1916b. Formiche d'Italia nuove o critiche. Rend. Sess. R. Accad. Sci. Ist. Bologna Cl. Sci. Fis. (n.s.) 20: 53-66 (page 11, Donisthorpea as subgenus of Formicina)
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 226, Donisthorpea as junior synonym of Lasius)
  • Forel, A. 1916. Fourmis du Congo et d'autres provenances récoltées par MM. Hermann Kohl, Luja, Mayné, etc. Rev. Suisse Zool. 24: 397-460 (page 460, Donisthorpea as junior synonym of Acanthomyops)
  • Morice, F. D.; Durrant, J. H. 1915. The authorship and first publication of the "Jurinean" genera of Hymenoptera: being a reprint of a long-lost work by Panzer, with a translation into English, an introduction, and bibliographical and critical notes. Tra (page 423, Donisthorpea as genus)
  • Morice, F. D.; Durrant, J. H. 1917. Further notes on the "Jurinean" genera of Hymenoptera, correcting errors and omissions in a paper on that subject published in Trans. Ent. Soc. Lond. 1914, pp. 339-436. Trans. Entomol. Soc. Lond. 1916: 432-442 (page 442, Donisthorpea as junior synonym of Acanthomyops)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1916o. Questions of nomenclature connected with the ant genus Lasius and its subgenera. Psyche (Camb.) 23: 168-173 (page 172, Donisthorpea as junior synonym of Lasius)
  • Wilson, E. O. 1955a. A monographic revision of the ant genus Lasius. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 113: 1-201 (page 11, Donisthorpea as junior synonym of Lasius)