Pheidologeton pygmaeus simalurensis

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Pheidologeton pygmaeus simalurensis
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Carebara pygmaea)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Carebara
Species: Pheidologeton pygmaeus simalurensis
Forel, 1915

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

Nomenclature

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

  • simalurensis. Pheidologeton (Aneleus) pygmaeus var. simalurensis Forel, 1915a: 27 (s.w.q.) INDONESIA (Sumatra). Wheeler, W.M. 1924b: 246 (m.). Combination in Aneleus: Emery, 1924d: 214; in Oligomyrmex: Ettershank, 1966: 124; in Carebara: Fernández, 2004a: 235. Raised to species: Ettershank, 1966: 124. Junior synonym of pygmeae: Fischer, Azorsa & Fisher, 2014: 72.

References

  • Emery, C. 1924f [1922]. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Myrmicinae. [concl.]. Genera Insectorum 174C: 207-397 (page 214, Combination in Aneleus)
  • Ettershank, G. 1966. A generic revision of the world Myrmicinae related to Solenopsis and Pheidologeton (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Aust. J. Zool. 14: 73-171 (page 124, Combination in Oligomyrmex, and raised to species)
  • Fernández, F. 2004a. The American species of the myrmicine ant genus Carebara Westwood (Hymentoptera: Formicidae). Caldasia 26(1): 191-238 (page 235, Combination in Carebara)
  • Fischer, G., Azorsa, F. & Fisher, B.L. 2014. The ant genus Carebara Westwood (Hymenoptera, Formicidae): synonymisation of Pheidologeton Mayr under Carebara, establishment and revision of the C. polita species group. ZooKeys 438: 57–112.
  • Forel, A. 1915a. Fauna Simalurensis. Hymenoptera Aculeata, Fam. Formicidae. Tijdschr. Entomol. 58: 22-43 (page 27, soldier, worker, queen described)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1924c. Ants of Krakatau and other islands in the Sunda Strait. Treubia 5: 239-258 (page 246, male described)