Myrmecia nigriventris

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Myrmecia nigriventris
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Myrmecia simillima)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmeciinae
Tribe: Myrmeciini
Genus: Myrmecia
Species: Myrmecia nigriventris
Mayr, 1862

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

Nomenclature

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

  • nigriventris. Myrmecia nigriventris Mayr, 1862: 727 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Subspecies of tricolor: Forel, 1910b: 7; Emery, 1911d: 20; Clark, 1951: 45. Senior synonym of spadicea: Forel, 1910b: 7; Clark, 1951: 45. Junior synonym of simillima: Brown, 1953j: 12.

References

  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1953j. Revisionary notes on the ant genus Myrmecia of Australia. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 111: 1-35 (page 12, Junior synonym of simillima)
  • Clark, J. 1951. The Formicidae of Australia. Vol. 1. Subfamily Myrmeciinae. Melbourne: CSIRO, 230 pp. (page 45, Senior synonym of spadicea)
  • Emery, C. 1911e. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Ponerinae. Genera Insectorum 118: 1-125 (page 20, Variety/subspecies of tricolor)
  • Forel, A. 1910b. Formicides australiens reçus de MM. Froggatt et Rowland Turner. Rev. Suisse Zool. 18: 1-94 (page 7, Variety/subspecies of tricolor)
  • Forel, A. 1910b. Formicides australiens reçus de MM. Froggatt et Rowland Turner. Rev. Suisse Zool. 18: 1-94 (page 7, Senior synonym of spadicea)
  • Mayr, G. 1862. Myrmecologische Studien. Verh. K-K. Zool.-Bot. Ges. Wien 12: 649-776 (page 727, worker described)