Syllophopsis arnoldi

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Syllophopsis arnoldi
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Syllophopsis jonesi)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Solenopsidini
Genus: Syllophopsis
Species: Syllophopsis arnoldi
Santschi, 1921

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


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

  • arnoldi. Syllophopsis arnoldi Santschi, 1921c: 120, fig. 2d,e (w.) SOUTH AFRICA.
    • [Misspelled genus as Syllopsis.]
    • [Junior secondary homonym of Monomorium arnoldi Forel, 1913a: 137.]
    • Replacement name: Monomorium (Syllophopsis) jonesi Arnold, 1952a: 465.

Taxonomic Notes

As the replacement name jonesi was proposed before 1960 (when both arnoldi taxa were included in Monomorium), the replacement name retains validity under ICZN Art. 59.3. Therefore the priority awarded by Ward, et al. 2015: 73, is incorrect.