Formica affinis Schenck

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Formica affinis
Scientific classification (junior homonym, replaced by Lasius citrinus)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Lasiini
Genus: Lasius
Species: Formica affinis
Schenck, 1852

This taxon is a junior homonym and has been replaced by Lasius citrinus.

Nomenclature

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

  • affinis. Formica affinis Schenck, 1852: 62 (w.q.m.) GERMANY. [Junior primary homonym of Formica affinis Leach, 1825: 290.] Replacement name: citrinus Emery, 1922b: 12, oldest synonym and hence first available replacement name: Seifert, 1990: 7. Combination in Lasius: Mayr, 1861: 50; in Formicina: Emery, 1916b: 242; in Acanthomyops: Ruzsky, 1925b: 45; in Lasius (Chthonolasius): Ruzsky, 1914a: 61; Emery, 1925b: 233. Junior synonym of bicornis: Smith, F. 1858b: 8. Revived from synonymy: Mayr, 1863; 425. Subspecies of umbratus: Forel, 1874: 47; Mayr, 1886d: 430; Emery, 1925b: 233; Karavaiev, 1936: 214; of bicornis: André, 1882b: 196; Nasonov, 1889: 24; Forel, 1915d: 52; Emery, 1916b: 242. Status as species: Ruzsky, 1902d: 15; Bondroit, 1912: 352; Emery, 1914d: 159; Bondroit, 1918: 31; Stärcke, 1937: 40; Stitz, 1939: 299; Novak & Sadil, 1941: 103. Junior synonym of umbratus: Wilson, 1955a: 150. Revived from synonymy: Collingwood, 1963: 145. Status as species: Collingwood & Yarrow, 1969: 80; Baroni Urbani, 1971c: 209; Kutter, 1977c: 232; Collingwood, 1979: 102; Seifert, 1988: 163; Atanassov & Dlussky, 1992: 248.

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