Eciton rufipes

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Eciton rufipes
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Tetraponera allaborans)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Pseudomyrmecinae
Genus: Tetraponera
Species: Eciton rufipes
Jerdon, 1851

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

Nomenclature

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

  • rufipes. Eciton rufipes Jerdon, 1851: 112 (w.) INDIA. Combination in Pseudomyrma: Smith, F. 1858b: 159; in Sima: Dalla Torre, 1893: 55; in S. (Tetraponera): Emery, 1921f: 26; in Tetraponera: Chapman & Capco, 1951: 81. Junior synonym of allaborans: Forel, 1903a: 709; revived from synonymy: Emery, 1921f: 26; returned to synonymy of allaborans (as nomen oblitum): Ward, 2001: 602.

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