Myrmecocystus mexicanus mojave

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Myrmecocystus mexicanus mojave
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Myrmecocystus testaceus)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Lasiini
Genus: Myrmecocystus
Species: Myrmecocystus mexicanus mojave
Wheeler, W.M., 1908

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

Nomenclature

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

  • mojave. Myrmecocystus mexicanus subsp. mojave Wheeler, W.M. 1908d: 360 (w.) U.S.A. Wheeler, W.M. 1912d: 180 (q.m.); Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1968: 213 (l.). Raised to species: Creighton, 1950a: 448; Smith, M.R. 1951a: 856. Junior synonym of testaceus: Snelling, R.R. 1969a: 6.

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