Formica fossilabris

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Formica fossilabris
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Formica forsslundi)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Formicini
Genus: Formica
Species: Formica fossilabris
Dlussky, 1965

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


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

  • fossilabris. Formica (Coptoformica) fossilabris Dlussky, 1965a: 25, fig. 16 (w.) TIBET. Junior synonym of forsslundi: Seifert, 2000a: 552.


  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 195, catalogue)
  • Dlussky, G. M. 1965a. Ants of the genus Formica L. of Mongolia and northeast Tibet (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Ann. Zool. (Warsaw) 23: 15-43 (page 25, fig. 16 worker described)
  • Seifert, B 2000a. A taxonomic revision of the ant subgenus Coptoformica Mueller, 1923 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Zoosystema 22: 517-568 (page 552, Junior synonym of forsslundi)