Melophorus pillipes

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Melophorus pillipes
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Melophorus turneri)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Melophorini
Genus: Melophorus
Species: Melophorus pillipes
Santschi, 1919

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Type Specimen Label

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


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

  • pillipes. Melophorus pillipes Santschi, 1919a: 329, fig. 2 (w.) AUSTRALIA.
    • Combination in M. (Erimelophorus): Wheeler, W.M. 1935c: 71.
    • Status as species: Taylor & Brown, 1985: 124; Bolton, 1995b: 250.
    • Junior synonym of turneri: Heterick, et al. 2017: 315.