Myrmecia gracilis

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Myrmecia gracilis
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Myrmecia rufinodis)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmeciinae
Tribe: Myrmeciini
Genus: Myrmecia
Species: Myrmecia gracilis
Emery, 1898

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

Nomenclature

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

  • gracilis. Myrmecia gracilis Emery, 1898b: 232, fig. 2 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Clark, 1938: 358 (q.m.); Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1971d: 250 (l.). Subspecies of crudelis: Emery, 1911d: 19. Revived status as species: Clark, 1938: 357; Clark, 1951: 39. Junior synonym of rufinodis: Brown, 1953j: 8.

References

  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1953j. Revisionary notes on the ant genus Myrmecia of Australia. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 111: 1-35 (page 8, Junior synonym of rufinodis)
  • Clark, J. 1938. The Sir Joseph Banks Islands. Reports of the McCoy Society for Field Investigation and Research. Part 10. Formicidae (Hymenoptera). Proc. R. Soc. Vic. (n.s.) 50: 356-382 (page 358, queen, male described)
  • Clark, J. 1938. The Sir Joseph Banks Islands. Reports of the McCoy Society for Field Investigation and Research. Part 10. Formicidae (Hymenoptera). Proc. R. Soc. Vic. (n.s.) 50: 356-382 (page 357, Revived status as species)
  • Clark, J. 1951. The Formicidae of Australia. 1. Subfamily Myrmeciinae: 230 pp. CSIRO, Melbourne. [(31.xii).1951.] PDF (page 39, Revived status as species)
  • Emery, C. 1898b. Descrizioni di formiche nuove malesi e australiane. Note sinonimiche. Rend. Sess. R. Accad. Sci. Ist. Bologna (n.s.) 2: 231-245 (page 232, fig. 2 worker described)
  • Emery, C. 1911e. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Ponerinae. Genera Insectorum 118: 1-125 (page 19, Variety of crudelis)
  • Wheeler, G. C.; Wheeler, J. 1971d. Ant larvae of the subfamily Myrmeciinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Pan-Pac. Entomol. 47: 245-256 (page 250, larva described)