Formica abdominalis Fabricius

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Formica abdominalis
Scientific classification (junior homonym, replaced by Camponotus atriceps)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: Formica abdominalis
Fabricius, 1804

This taxon is a junior homonym and has been replaced by Camponotus atriceps.


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

  • abdominalis. Formica abdominalis Fabricius, 1804: 409 (w.) CENTRAL AMERICA. Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1953e: 196 (l.). Combination in Camponotus: Roger, 1862c: 285; in C. (Myrmothrix): Forel, 1912i: 91. [Junior primary homonym of Formica abdominalis Latreille, 1802c: 175.] Replacement name: Formica atriceps Smith, F. 1858b: 44. [Note: atriceps was given as a junior synonym of abdominalis Fabricius by Roger, 1862c: 285 and the synonymy was confirmed by Hashmi, 1973: 83; atriceps is first available replacement name: Bolton, 1995b: 83.] See under atriceps for synonyms formerly applied to abdominalis Fabricius.