Pheidole vaslitii

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Pheidole vaslitii
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Pheidole hyatti)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Pheidole
Species: Pheidole vaslitii
Pergande, 1896

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

Nomenclature

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

  • vaslitii. Pheidole vaslitii Pergande, 1896: 883 (s.w.) MEXICO. Combination in P. (Allopheidole): Forel, 1912f: 237; in P. (Cardiopheidole): Wheeler, W.M. 1914b: 48. Junior synonym of obtusospinosa: Forel, 1901c: 130. Revived from synonymy: Wheeler, W.M. 1914b: 48; Creighton, 1958: 203. Junior synonym of hyatti: Ward, 2000: 94.

References

  • Creighton, W. S. 1958 [1957]. A revisionary study of Pheidole vasliti Pergande (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). J. N. Y. Entomol. Soc. 65: 203-212 (page 203, see also)
  • Forel, A. 1901d. I. Fourmis mexicaines récoltées par M. le professeur W.-M. Wheeler. II. A propos de la classification des fourmis. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 45: 123-141 (page 130, junior synonym of obtusospinosa)
  • 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))
  • Pergande, T. 1896. Mexican Formicidae. Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. (2) 5: 858-896 (page 883, soldier, worker described)
  • Ward, P. S. 2000a. On the identity of Pheidole vaslitii Pergande (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), a neglected ant from Baja California. J. Hym. Res. 9: 85-98 (page 94, Junior synonym of hyatti)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1914c. Ants collected by W. M. Mann in the state of Hidalgo, Mexico. J. N. Y. Entomol. Soc. 22: 37-61 (page 48, Combination in P. (Cardiopheidole))
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1914c. Ants collected by W. M. Mann in the state of Hidalgo, Mexico. J. N. Y. Entomol. Soc. 22: 37-61 (page 48, revived from synonymy)