Neoforelius

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Neoforelius
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dolichoderinae
Tribe: Leptomyrmecini
Genus: Neoforelius
Kusnezov, 1953
Type species
Neoforelius tucumanus, now Forelius pusillus

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Specimen labels

This genus is not in use as it is currently considered to be a junior synonym of Forelius.

Nomenclature

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

  • NEOFORELIUS [junior synonym of Forelius]
    • Neoforelius Kusnezov, 1953b: 327. Type-species: Neoforelius tucumanus, by monotypy.
    • Neoforelius junior synonym of Forelius: Shattuck, 1992c: 87; Cuezzo, 2000: 204.

References

  • Bolton, B. 1994. Identification guide to the ant genera of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 222 pp. (page 26, Neoforelius as junior synonym of Forelius)
  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 88, Neoforelius as junior synonym of Forelius)
  • Cuezzo, F. 2000. Revisión del género Forelius (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Dolichoderinae). Sociobiology 35: 197-275 (page 204, Neoforelius as junior synonym of Forelius)
  • Jaffe, K. 1993. El mundo de las hormigas. Baruta, Venezuela: Equinoccio (Ediciones de la Universidad Simón Bolívar), 188 pp. (page 9, Neoforelius as genus (anachronism))
  • Kempf, W. W. 1972b. Catálogo abreviado das formigas da regia~o Neotropical. Stud. Entomol. 15: 3-344 (page 160, Neoforelius as genus)
  • Kusnezov, N. 1953c. Lista de las hormigas de Tucumán con descripción de dos nuevos géneros (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Acta Zool. Lilloana 13: 327-339 (page 327, Neoforelius in Dolichoderinae, Tapinomini; Neoforelius as genus)
  • Kusnezov, N. 1959. Die Dolichoderinen-Gattungen von Süd-Amerika (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Zool. Anz. 162: 38-51 (page 51, Neoforelius as genus)
  • Kusnezov, N. 1964 [1963]. Zoogeografía de las hormigas en Sudamérica. Acta Zool. Lilloana 19: 25-186 (page 66, Neoforelius as genus)
  • Shattuck, S. O. 1992c. Generic revision of the ant subfamily Dolichoderinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Sociobiology 21: 1-181 (page 87, Neoforelius as junior synonym of Forelius)