Formica atomus

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Formica atomus
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Tapinoma erraticum)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dolichoderinae
Genus: Tapinoma
Species: Formica atomus
Latreille, 1798

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

Nomenclature

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

  • atomum. Formica atomus Latreille, 1798: 44 (w.) FRANCE.
    • Combination in Tapinoma: Roger, 1863b: 13.
    • Subspecies of erraticum: Latreille, 1802c: 183 (in text); Emery, in Dalla Torre, 1893: 165; Emery, 1913a: 40; Bolton, 1995b: 399 (error).
    • Junior synonym of erraticum: Roger, 1863b: 13; Mayr, 1865: 62; Emery & Forel, 1879: 454; Emery, 1925d: 53.

References

  • Dalla Torre, K. W. von. 1893. Catalogus Hymenopterorum hucusque descriptorum systematicus et synonymicus. Vol. 7. Formicidae (Heterogyna). Leipzig: W. Engelmann, 289 pp. (page 165, Revived from synonymy as variety/subspecies of erraticum)
  • Emery, C. 1913a [1912]. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Dolichoderinae. Genera Insectorum 137: 1-50 (page 40, Revived from synonymy as variety/subspecies of erraticum)
  • Latreille, P. A. 1798. Essai sur l'histoire des fourmis de la France. Brive: F. Bourdeaux, 50 pp. (page 44, worker described)
  • Roger, J. 1863b. Verzeichniss der Formiciden-Gattungen und Arten. Berl. Entomol. Z. 7(B Beilage: 1-65 (page 13, Combination in Tapinoma)
  • Roger, J. 1863b. Verzeichniss der Formiciden-Gattungen und Arten. Berl. Entomol. Z. 7(B Beilage: 1-65 (page 13, Junior synonym of erraticum)