Plectroctena gabonensis

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Plectroctena gabonensis
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Plectroctena minor)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Plectroctena
Species: Plectroctena gabonensis
Santschi, 1919

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

Nomenclature

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

  • gabonensis. Plectroctena gabonensis Santschi, 1919a: 336 (w.) GABON. [Also described as new by Santschi, 1919h: 90.] Bolton, 1974c: 323 (q.). Combination in Myopias: Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 785; in Plectroctena: Santschi, 1924a: 170. Subspecies of subterranea: Santschi, 1919h: 90. Revived status as species: Santschi, 1924a: 170; Bolton, 1974c: 323. Junior synonym of minor: Bolton & Brown, 2002: 12.

References

  • Bolton, B. 1974c. A revision of the ponerine ant genus Plectroctena F. Smith (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Bull. Br. Mus. (Nat. Hist.) Entomol. 30: 309-338 (page 323, queen described)
  • Bolton, B. 1974c. A revision of the ponerine ant genus Plectroctena F. Smith (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Bull. Br. Mus. (Nat. Hist.) Entomol. 30: 309-338 (page 323, Revived status as species)
  • Bolton, B.; Brown, W. L., Jr.. 2002. Loboponera gen. n. and a review of the Afrotropical Plectroctena genus group (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Bull. Nat. Hist. Mus. Entomol. Ser. 71: 1-18 PDF (page 12, Junior synonym of minor)
  • Santschi, F. 1919a. Cinq notes myrmécologiques. Bull. Soc. Vaudoise Sci. Nat. 52: 325-350 (page 336, worker described)
  • Santschi, F. 1919h. Nouvelles fourmis du Congo Belge du Musée du Congo Belge, à Tervueren. Rev. Zool. Afr. (Bruss.) 7: 79-91 (page 90, Stirps of subterranea)
  • Santschi, F. 1924a. Revue du genre Plectroctena F. Smith. Rev. Suisse Zool. 31: 155-173 (page 170, Combination in Plectroctena)
  • Santschi, F. 1924a. Revue du genre Plectroctena F. Smith. Rev. Suisse Zool. 31: 155-173 (page 170, Revived status as species)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1922j. Ants of the American Museum Congo expedition. A contribution to the myrmecology of Africa. VIII. A synonymic list of the ants of the Ethiopian region. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 45: 711-1004 (page 785, Combination in Myopias)