Formica aedificator

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Formica aedificator
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Messor structor)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Stenammini
Genus: Messor
Species: Formica aedificator
Schilling, 1839

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

Nomenclature

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

  • aedificator. Formica aedificator Schilling, 1839: 56 (w.) POLAND.
    • [Misspelled as aedificans by Mayr, 1855: 464, Smith, F. 1858b: 162.]
    • Combination in Aphaenogaster: Roger, 1863b: 29.
    • Junior synonym of rufitarsis Fabricius: Emery, 1921b: 211; Pisarski, 1975: 16.
    • Junior synonym of structor: Mayr, 1855: 464; Smith, F. 1858b: 162; Mayr, 1863: 397; Roger, 1863b: 29; André, 1874: 203 (in list); Forel, 1874: 101 (in list); Emery & Forel, 1879: 462; Dalla Torre, 1893: 105; Emery, 1921f: 73; Bolton, 1995b: 252; Radchenko, 2016: 171; Steiner, Csösz, et al. 2018: supplementary material, 6.

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