Pachycondyla orizabana

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Pachycondyla orizabana
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Pachycondyla harpax)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Pachycondyla
Species: Pachycondyla orizabana
Norton, 1868

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


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

  • orizabana. Pachycondyla orizabana Norton, 1868c: 8 (w.) MEXICO. [P. orizabana Norton, 1868a: 64. Nomen nudum.] Junior synonym of harpax: Emery, 1892b: 167; of montezumia: Emery, 1911d: 75.


  • Emery, C. 1892c [1891]. Note sinonimiche sulle formiche. Bull. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 23: 159-167 (page 167, Junior synonym of harpax)
  • Emery, C. 1911e. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Ponerinae. Genera Insectorum 118: 1-125 (page 75, Junior synonym of montezumis)
  • Norton, E. 1868c. Description of Mexican ants noticed in the American Naturalist, April, 1868. Proc. Essex Inst. (Commun.) 6: 1-10 (page 8, worker described)