Microdaceton leakeyi

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Microdaceton leakeyi
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Microdaceton exornatum)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Microdaceton
Species: Microdaceton leakeyi
Patrizi, 1947

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


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

  • leakeyi. Microdaceton leakeyi Patrizi, 1947: 219, figs. 1, 2 (q.) KENYA. Bernard, 1953b: 253 (w.). Junior synonym of exornatum: Bolton, 1983: 402.


  • Bernard, F. 1953b [1952]. La réserve naturelle intégrale du Mt Nimba. XI. Hyménoptères Formicidae. Mém. Inst. Fr. Afr. Noire 19: 165-270 (page 253, worker described)
  • Bolton, B. 1983. The Afrotropical dacetine ants (Formicidae). Bull. Br. Mus. (Nat. Hist.) Entomol. 46: 267-416. (page 402, junior synonym of exornatum)
  • Patrizi, S. 1947. Contribuzioni alla conoscenza delle formiche e dei mirmecofili dell'Africa orientale. II. Microdaceton leakeyi n. sp. (Hymenoptera-Formicidae). Boll. Ist. Entomol. Univ. Studi Bologna 16: 219-221 (page 219, figs. 1,2 queen described)