Formica gigas

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Formica gigas
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Camponotus cruentatus)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: Formica gigas
Leach, 1825

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

Nomenclature

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

  • gigas. Formica gigas Leach, 1825: 292 (w.q.m.) FRANCE. [Unresolved junior primary homonym of gigas Latreille, above.] Junior synonym of herculeanus: Roger, 1859: 229; of cruentatus: Dalla Torre, 1893: 227.

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