Pheidole kingi

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Pheidole kingi
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Pheidole tepicana)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Pheidole
Species: Pheidole kingi
André, 1898

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Type Specimen Label

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


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

  • kingi. Pheidole kingi André, 1898: 244 (s.w.) MEXICO. Combination in P. (Allopheidole): Forel, 1912f: 237. Senior synonym of townsendi: Emery, 1922e: 105. Junior synonym of tepicana: Creighton & Gregg, 1955: 24.


  • André, E. 1898. Description de deux nouvelles fourmis du Mexique (Hymén.). Bull. Soc. Entomol. Fr. 1898: 244-247. (page 244, soldier, worker described)
  • Creighton, W. S.; Gregg, R. E. 1955. New and little-known species of Pheidole (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. Univ. Colo. Stud. Ser. Biol. 3: 1-46 (page 24, junior synonym of tepicana)
  • Emery, C. 1922c. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Myrmicinae. [part]. Genera Insectorum 174B: 95-206 (page 105, Senior synonym of townsendi)
  • Forel, A. 1912g. Formicides néotropiques. Part III. 3me sous-famille Myrmicinae (suite). Genres Cremastogaster et Pheidole. Mém. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 19: 211-237 (page 237, Combination in P. (Allopheidole))