Proformica nitida

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Proformica nitida
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Formicini
Genus: Proformica
Species: P. nitida
Binomial name
Proformica nitida
Kuznetsov-Ugamsky, 1923

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: China, Iran, Kazakhstan (type locality), Kyrgyzstan, Russian Federation.

Distribution based on AntMaps


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

  • nitida. Proformica nitida Kuznetsov-Ugamsky, 1923: 246 (w.) KAZAKHSTAN. [Also described as new by Kuznetsov-Ugamsky, 1927b: 26.] Senior synonym of alpina (and its junior synonym orites): Dlussky, 1969a: 222; Tarbinsky, 1976: 166.
  • alpina. Proformica nitida var. alpina Kuznetsov-Ugamsky, 1927b: 26 (w.) RUSSIA. Kuznetsov-Ugamsky, 1928a: 22 (m.). Senior synonym of orites (unnecessary replacement name): Dlussky, 1969a: 222. Junior synonym of nitida: Dlussky, 1969a: 222; Tarbinsky, 1976: 166.
  • orites. Formica (Proformica) nitida var. orites Santschi, 1928b: 46. Unnecessary replacement name for, and hence junior synonym of, alpina Kuznetsov-Ugamsky: Dlussky, 1969a: 222.