Monomorium santschii major

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Monomorium santschii major
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Trichomyrmex santschii)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Trichomyrmex
Species: Monomorium santschii major
Bernard, 1953

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

Nomenclature

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

  • major. Monomorium (Isolcomyrmex) santschii var. major Bernard, 1953a: 168 (w.) ALGERIA.
    • Subspecies of santschii: Ettershank, 1966: 90.
    • Status as species: Bolton, 1995b: 264; Borowiec, L. 2014: 121 (error).
    • Synonym of santschii, santschianum: Bolton, 1995b: 264.

Taxonomic Notes

Bolton, 1995b: 264, gave seniority to major because of then current homonymic status, but santschii Forel, 1907b: 203, has priority on transfer of santschii from Monomorium to Trichomyrmex, with redundancy of homonymy.

References

  • Bernard, F. 1953a. Les fourmis du Tassili des Ajjer. Pp. 121-250 in: Bernard, F. (ed.) Mission scientifique au Tassili des Ajjer (1949). Volume I. Recherches zoologiques et médicales. Paris: P. Lechevalier, 302 pp. (page 168, worker described)
  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 264, Raised to species)
  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 264, Senior synonym of santschianum)
  • Forel, A. 1905a. Einige biologische Beobachtungen des Herrn Prof. Dr. E. Göldi an brasilianischen Ameisen. Biol. Centralbl. 25: 170-181 (page 171, [Junior secondary homonym of Wheeleria santschii Forel, 1905b: 171.] )
  • Forel, A. 1907e. Fourmis nouvelles de Kairouan et d'Orient. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 51: 201-208 (page 203, First available replacement name for Holcomyrmex santschii Forel, 1907)