Parasyscia nitidulus

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Parasyscia nitidulus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Parasyscia
Species: P. nitidulus
Binomial name
Parasyscia nitidulus
(Brown, 1975)

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Democratic Republic of Congo (type locality), Ivory Coast, Kenya.

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Nomenclature

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

  • nitidulus. Cerapachys (Parasyscia) nitida Weber, 1949a: 2, figs. 1-3 (w.q.) DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO.
    • Replacement name for Cerapachys nitida Weber, 1949a: 2. [Junior primary homonym of Cerapachys nitida Wheeler, W.M. & Chapman, 1925: 52.]
    • Combination in Parasyscia: Borowiec, M.L. 2016: 205.
    • Status as species: Bolton, 1995b: 144.
  • nitida. Cerapachys (Parasyscia) nitida Weber, 1949a: 2, figs. 1-3 (w.q.) DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO.
    • [Junior primary homonym of Cerapachys nitida Wheeler, W.M. & Chapman, 1925: 52.]
    • Replacement name: Cerapachys nitidulus Brown, 1975: 23.

Description

References

  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 144, 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 23, Replacement name for nitida Weber, 1949:2.)
  • Weber, N. A. 1949b. New ponerine ants from equatorial Africa. Am. Mus. Novit. 1398: 1-9 (page 2, original name)
  • Wheeler, W. M.; Chapman, J. W. 1925. The ants of the Philippine Islands. Part I, Dorylinae and Ponerinae. Philipp. J. Sci. 28: 47-73 (page 52, Junior primary homonym of nitida)