Tapinoma canalis

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Tapinoma canalis
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Tapinoma panamense)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dolichoderinae
Genus: Tapinoma
Species: Tapinoma canalis
Wheeler, W.M., 1942

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Specimen Label

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


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

  • canalis. Tapinoma canalis Wheeler, W.M. 1942: 251 (w.q.m.) PANAMA. Junior synonym of panamense: Shattuck, 1992c: 153.


  • Shattuck, S. O. 1992c. Generic revision of the ant subfamily Dolichoderinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Sociobiology 21: 1-181 (page 153, Junior synonym of panamense)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1942. Studies of Neotropical ant-plants and their ants. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 90: 1-262 (page 251, worker, queen, male described)