Parasyscia rufithorax

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Parasyscia rufithorax
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Parasyscia
Species: P. rufithorax
Binomial name
Parasyscia rufithorax
(Wheeler, W.M. & Chapman, 1925)

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Specimen Labels

Synonyms

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Philippines (type locality).


Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • rufithorax. Cerapachys rufithorax Wheeler, W.M. & Chapman, 1925: 50, pl. 1, figs. 5-7 (w.) PHILIPPINES.
    • Combination in Parasyscia: Borowiec, M.L. 2016: 205.
    • Status as species: Chapman & Capco, 1951: 19; Baltazar, 1966: 232; Brown, 1975: 23, 52; Bolton, 1995b: 144.
    • Senior synonym of negrosensis: Brown, 1955e: 23, 52.
    • Senior synonym of nitida: Brown, 1955e: 23, 52.
  • negrosensis. Cerapachys negrosensis Wheeler, W.M. & Chapman, 1925: 51, pl. 1, fig. 8 (w.) PHILIPPINES.
    • Status as species: Chapman & Capco, 1951: 19.
    • Junior synonym of rufithorax: Brown, 1955e: 52.
  • nitida. Cerapachys nitida Wheeler, W.M. & Chapman, 1925: 52, pl. 1, figs. 9, 10 (w.) PHILIPPINES.
    • Status as species: Chapman & Capco, 1951: 19.
    • Junior synonym of rufithorax: Brown, 1955e: 52.

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. 1955e. The ant Cerapachys rufithorax and its synonyms. Psyche (Camb.) 62: 52 (page 52, Senior synonym of negrosensis and nitida)
  • Chapman, J. W.; Capco, S. R. 1951. Check list of the ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Asia. Monogr. Inst. Sci. Technol. Manila 1: 1-327 (page 19, checklist)
  • 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 50, pl. 1, figs. 5-7 worker described)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Borowiec M. L. 2016. Generic revision of the ant subfamily Dorylinae (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). ZooKeys 608: 1–280.
  • 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): 1-115.
  • Chapman, J.W. and S.R. Capco. 1951. Check list of the ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Asia. Monographs of the Institute of Science and Technology (Manila) 1: 1- 327
  • Wheeler W. M., and J. W. Chapman. 1925. The ants of the Philippine Islands. Part I, Dorylinae and Ponerinae. Philipp. J. Sci. 28: 47-73.
  • Wilson E. O. 1959. Studies on the ant fauna of Melanesia. VI. The tribe Cerapachyini. Pacific Insects 1: 39-57.