Sima difficilis longiceps

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Sima difficilis longiceps
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Tetraponera nitida)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Pseudomyrmecinae
Genus: Tetraponera
Species: Sima difficilis longiceps
Forel, 1902

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


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

  • longiceps. Sima difficilis r. longiceps Forel, 1902c: 247 (w.) INDIA. Viehmeyer, 1916a: 118 (m.). Combination in S. (Tetraponera): Viehmeyer, 1916a: 118; Emery, 1921f: 26; in Tetraponera: Chapman & Capco, 1951: 79. Raised to species: Bingham, 1903: 115. Subspecies of difficilis: Emery, 1921f: 26; Ward, 1990: 488. Junior synonym of nitida: Ward, 2001: 636.