Myrmecocystus snellingi

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Myrmecocystus snellingi
Scientific classification (junior homonym, replaced by Myrmecocystus arenarius)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Lasiini
Genus: Myrmecocystus
Species: Myrmecocystus snellingi
Bolton, 1995

This taxon is a junior homonym and has been replaced by Myrmecocystus arenarius.


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

  • snellingi. Myrmecocystus snellingi Bolton, 1995b: 275.
    • Unnecessary replacement name for Myrmecocystus (Eremnocystus) arenarius Snelling, R.R. 1982b: 71; hence junior synonym of arenarius.


  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 274, Replacement name snellingi, new name.)
  • Snelling, R. R. 1982b. A revision of the honey ants, genus Myrmecocystus, first supplement (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Bull. South. Calif. Acad. Sci. 81: 69-86 (page 71, figs. 1-6, 13, 15, 19, 21, 23 worker, queen, male described)