Parasyscia arnoldi

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Parasyscia arnoldi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Parasyscia
Species: P. arnoldi
Binomial name
Parasyscia arnoldi
(Forel, 1914)

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Afrotropical Region: South Africa (type locality).

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

  • arnoldi. Cerapachys arnoldi Forel, 1914d: 211 (w.) SOUTH AFRICA.
    • Combination in Parasyscia: Borowiec, M.L. 2016: 204.
    • Status as species: Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 755; Arnold, 1926: 191; Brown, 1975: 22; Bolton, 1995b: 142.
    • Senior synonym of hewitti: Brown, 1975: 22.
  • hewitti. Cerapachys arnoldi var. hewitti Arnold, 1926: 192 (w.) SOUTH AFRICA.
    • Junior synonym of arnoldi: Brown, 1975: 22.



  • Arnold, G. 1926. A monograph of the Formicidae of South Africa. Appendix. Ann. S. Afr. Mus. 23: 191-295 (page 191, see also)
  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 142, catalogue)
  • Borowiec, M.L. 2016. Generic revision of the ant subfamily Dorylinae (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). ZooKeys 608: 1-280 (doi: 10.3897/zookeys.608.9427).
  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1975. Contributions toward a reclassification of the Formicidae. V. Ponerinae, tribes Platythyreini, Cerapachyini, Cylindromyrmecini, Acanthostichini, and Aenictogitini. Search Agric. (Ithaca N. Y.) 5(1 1: 1-115 (page 22, Senior synonym of hewitti)
  • Forel, A. 1914d. Formicides d'Afrique et d'Amérique nouveaux ou peu connus. Bull. Soc. Vaudoise Sci. Nat. 50: 211-288 (page 211, worker described)