Formica familiaris

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Formica familiaris
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Tapinoma melanocephalum)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dolichoderinae
Genus: Tapinoma
Species: Formica familiaris
Smith, F., 1860

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


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

  • familiaris. Formica familiaris Smith, F. 1860b: 96 (w.) INDONESIA (Bacan I.).
    • [Junior primary homonym of Formica familiaris Smith, F. 1860a: 68.]
    • Status as species: Mayr, 1863: 414.
    • Replacement name: Formica domestica Smith, F. 1871a: 308.
    • Senior synonym of Formica wallacei Guerrero, 2018: 499. [Unavailable name (proposed in synonymy).] Unnecessary (second) replacement name for Formica familiaris Smith, F. 1860b: 96; junior synonym of Formica melanocephala Fabricius, 1793: 353: Guerrero, 2018: 499.
    • Junior synonym of melanocephalum: Forel, 1895e: 472; Pergande, 1896: 870; Forel, 1899c: 101; Guerrero, 2018: 499.