Lasius niger alienobrunneus

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Lasius niger alienobrunneus
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Lasius brunneus)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Lasiini
Genus: Lasius
Species: Lasius niger alienobrunneus
Forel, 1874

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Type Specimen Label

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


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

  • alienobrunneus. Lasius niger var. alienobrunneus Forel, 1874: 47 (w.) SWITZERLAND. Emery, 1916b: 249 (q.). Junior synonym of alienus: Dalla Torre, 1893: 182. Revived from synonymy as subspecies of brunneus: Ruzsky, 1902d: 17. Raised to species: Bingham, 1903: 340. Subspecies of brunneus: Forel, 1915d: 53; Karavaiev, 1927c: 279. Junior synonym of brunneus: Stärcke, 1944a: 157; Wilson, 1955a: 47; Kutter, 1977c: 14; Seifert, 1992b: 6.