Formica obscura Smith

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Formica obscura
Scientific classification (junior homonym of Formica obscura, replaced by Dolichoderus satanus)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dolichoderinae
Tribe: Dolichoderini
Genus: Dolichoderus
Species: Formica obscura
Smith, F., 1858

This taxon is a junior homonym and has been replaced by Dolichoderus satanus.


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

  • obscura. Formica obscura Smith, F. 1858b: 42 (q.) BRAZIL.
    • [Junior primary homonym of *Formica obscura Heer, 1849: 119.]
    • Combination in Hypoclinea: Roger, 1863b: 14.
    • Combination in Dolichoderus: Mayr, 1886c: 356.
    • Combination in D. (Monacis): Emery, 1894c: 228.
    • Combination in Monacis: Kempf, 1959b: 268.
    • Combination in Dolichoderus: Shattuck, 1992c: 77.
    • Status as species: Mayr, 1863: 418; Roger, 1863b: 14; Mayr, 1886c: 356; Dalla Torre, 1893: 160; Forel, 1895b: 108; Emery, 1913a: 10; Borgmeier, 1923: 83; Kempf, 1959b: 268; Kempf, 1972a: 142; Mackay, 1993b: 80; Shattuck, 1994: 59.
    • Replacement name: Dolichoderus satanus Bolton, 1995b: 176.