Prosopidris

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Prosopidris
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Formicoxenini
Genus: Prosopidris
Wheeler, W.M., 1935
Type species
Cardiocondyla sima

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Specimen Labels

This genus is not in use as it is currently considered to be a junior synonym of Cardiocondyla.

Nomenclature

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

  • PROSOPIDRIS [junior synonym of Cardiocondyla]
    • Prosopidris Wheeler, W.M. 1935b: 40 [as subgenus of Cardiocondyla]. Type-species: Cardiocondyla (Prosopidris) sima, by original designation.
    • Prosopidris raised to genus: Reiskind, 1965: 80.
    • Prosopidris junior synonym of Cardiocondyla: Bolton, 1982: 309.


References

  • Bolton, B. 1982. Afrotropical species of the myrmecine ant genera Cardiocondyla, Leptothorax, Melissotarsus, Messor and Cataulacus (Formicidae). Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History). Entomology, 46: 307-370 (page 309, Prosopidris as junior synonym of Cardiocondyla)
  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 245, Prosopidris as junior synonym of Cardiocondyla)
  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1973b. A comparison of the Hylean and Congo-West African rain forest ant faunas. Pp. 161-185 in: Meggers, B. J., Ayensu, E. S., Duckworth, W. D. (eds.) Tropical forest ecosystems in Africa and South America: a comparative review. Wash (page 184, Prosopidris as junior synonym of Cardiocondyla (provisional))
  • Donisthorpe, H. 1943g. A list of the type-species of the genera and subgenera of the Formicidae. [part]. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 11(10): 617-688 (page 688, Prosopidris in Myrmicinae, Cardiocondylini)
  • Reiskind, J. 1965. A revision of the ant tribe Cardiocondylini (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). I. The genus Prosopidris Wheeler. Psyche (Camb.) 72: 79-86 (page 80, Prosopidris as genus)
  • Smith, D. R. 1979. Superfamily Formicoidea. Pp. 1323-1467 in: Krombein, K. V., Hurd, P. D., Smith, D. R., Burks, B. D. (eds.) Catalog of Hymenoptera in America north of Mexico. Volume 2. Apocrita (Aculeata). Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Pr (page 1375, Prosopidris as junior synonym of Cardiocondyla)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1935b. New ants from the Philippines. Psyche (Camb.) 42: 38-52 (page 40, Prosopidris as subgenus of Cardiocondyla)