Leptogenys parva

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Leptogenys parva
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Leptogenys castanea)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Leptogenys
Species: Leptogenys parva
Forel, 1901

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

Nomenclature

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

  • parva. Leptogenys (Lobopelta) parva Forel, 1901f: 330 (w.m.) SOUTH AFRICA. Junior synonym of castanea: Bolton, 1975a: 285.

References

  • Bolton, B. 1975a. A revision of the ant genus Leptogenys Roger (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in the Ethiopian region with a review of the Malagasy species. Bull. Br. Mus. (Nat. Hist.) Entomol. 31: 235-305 (page 285, Junior synonym of castanea)
  • Forel, A. 1901k. Nouvelles espèces de Ponerinae. (Avec un nouveau sous-genre et une espèce nouvelle d'Eciton). Rev. Suisse Zool. 9: 325-353 (page 330, worker, male described)