Pogonomyrmex occidentalis ruthveni

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Pogonomyrmex occidentalis ruthveni
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Pogonomyrmex occidentalis)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Pogonomyrmecini
Genus: Pogonomyrmex
Species: Pogonomyrmex occidentalis ruthveni
Gaige, 1914

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


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

  • ruthveni. Pogonomyrmex occidentalis subsp. ruthveni Gaige, 1914: 93 (w.q.m.) U.S.A. Junior synonym of occidentalis: Olsen, 1934: 507.


  • Gaige, F. M. 1914a. Description of a new subspecies of Pogonomyrmex occidentalis Cresson from Nevada. Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. 27: 93-96 (page 93, worker, queen, male described)
  • Olsen, O. W. 1934. Notes on the North American harvesting ants of the genus Pogonomyrmex Mayr. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 77: 493-514 (page 507, Junior synonym of occidentalis)