Sericomyrmex urichi maracas

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Sericomyrmex urichi maracas
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Sericomyrmex saussurei)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Sericomyrmex
Species: Sericomyrmex urichi maracas
Weber, 1937

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

Nomenclature

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

  • maracas. Sericomyrmex urichi subsp. maracas Weber, 1937: 395, fig. 7 (w.q.m.) TRINIDAD.
    • Subspecies of urichi: Weber, 1945: 44; Kempf, 1972a: 230; Bolton, 1995b: 382.
    • Junior synonym of saussurei: Ješovnik & Schultz, 2017a: 92.

References

  • Ješovnik, A., Schultz, T.R. 2017. Revision of the fungus-farming ant genus Sericomyrmex Mayr (Hymenoptera, Formicidae, Myrmicinae). ZooKeys, 670, 1–109 (DOI 10.3897/zookeys.670.11839).
  • Weber, N. A. 1937. The biology of the fungus-growing ants. Part l. New forms. Rev. Entomol. (Rio J.) 7: 378-409 (page 395, fig. 7 worker, queen, male described)