Prolasius nigriventris

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Prolasius nigriventris
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Prolasius convexus)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Melophorini
Genus: Prolasius
Species: Prolasius nigriventris
McAreavey, 1947

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


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

  • nigriventris. Prolasius nigriventris McAreavey, 1947: 17, pl. 1, figs. 12, 13 (w.m.) AUSTRALIA. Junior synonym of convexus: Taylor, 1992a: 65.


  • McAreavey, J. 1947. New species of the genera Prolasius Forel and Melophorus Lubbock (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Mem. Natl. Mus. Vic. 15: 7-27 (page 17, pl.1, figs. 12, 13 worker, male described)
  • Taylor, R. W. 1992a. Nomenclature and distribution of some Australian and New Guinean ants of the subfamily Formicinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). J. Aust. Entomol. Soc. 31: 57-69 (page 65, Junior synonym of convexus)