Tapinoma pygmaeum

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Tapinoma pygmaeum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dolichoderinae
Genus: Tapinoma
Species: T. pygmaeum
Binomial name
Tapinoma pygmaeum
(Dufour, 1857)

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Specimen Labels

Synonyms

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: France (type locality), Iberian Peninsula, Spain.


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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • pygmaeum. Micromyrma pygmaea Dufour, 1857: 61 (w.) FRANCE. Espadaler, 1978: 122 (q.m.). Combination in Tapinoma: Roger, 1859: 240; in T. (Micromyrma): Menozzi, 1925a: 17. Junior synonym of erraticum: Dalla Torre, 1893: 165; Emery, 1913a: 40. Revived from synonymy: Menozzi, 1925a: 17; Emery, 1925d: 62. Senior synonym of confusum: Smith, M.R. 1951a: 837. See also: Smith, M.R. 1958c: 141; Kutter, 1977c: 182.
  • dufouri. Micromyrma dufouri Donisthorpe, 1943f: 662. Unnecessary replacement name for Micromyrma pygmaea Dufour, 1857: 61. [Junior primary homonym of dufourii Perris, above.] Replacement name (unnecessary): Tapinoma confusum Smith, M.R. 1951a: 837.
  • confusum. Tapinoma confusum Smith, M.R. 1951a: 837. Unnecessary replacement name for dufouri Donisthorpe, 1943f: 662. [Unnecessary replacement name for pygmaea Dufour, 1857: 61.] Junior synonym of pygmaeum: Smith, M.R. 1951a: 837.

Description

References

  • Dalla Torre, K. W. von. 1893. Catalogus Hymenopterorum hucusque descriptorum systematicus et synonymicus. Vol. 7. Formicidae (Heterogyna). Leipzig: W. Engelmann, 289 pp. (page 165, Junior synonym of erraticum)
  • Dufour, L. 1857. Mélanges entomologiques. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Fr. (3)(5): 39-70 (page 61, worker described)
  • Emery, C. 1913a [1912]. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Dolichoderinae. Genera Insectorum 137: 1-50 (page 40, Junior synonym of erraticum)
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 62, Revived from synonymy)
  • Espadaler, X. 1978 [1977]. Descripción de los sexuados de Tapinoma pygmaeum (Dufour, 1857) (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Vie Milieu Sér. C Biol. Terr. 27: 119-128 (page 122, queen, male described)
  • Espadaler, X.; E. Garcia-Berthou 1997f. Tapinoma pygmaeum (Dufour, 1857) (Hymenoptera, Formicidae), not a rare species. Orsis (Organismes i Sistemes) 12:89-92. [1997] PDF
  • Kutter, H. 1977c. Hymenoptera, Formicidae. Insecta Helv. Fauna 6: 1-298 (page 182, see also)
  • Menozzi, C. 1925a. Note staccate di mirmecologia. Boll. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 57: 17-22 (page 17, Combination in T. (Micromyrma))
  • Menozzi, C. 1925a. Note staccate di mirmecologia. Boll. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 57: 17-22 (page 17, Revived from synonymy)
  • Roger, J. 1859. Beiträge zur Kenntniss der Ameisenfauna der Mittelmeerländer. I. Berl. Entomol. Z. 3: 225-259 (page 240, Combination in Tapinoma)
  • Smith, M. R. 1951c. Family Formicidae. Pp. 778-875 in: Muesebeck, C. F., Krombein, K. V., Townes, H. K. (eds.) Hymenoptera of America north of Mexico. Synoptic catalogue. U. S. Dep. Agric. Agric. Monogr. 2:1-1420. (page 837, Senior synonym of confusum)
  • Smith, M. R. 1958c. Family Formicidae. Pp. 108-162 in: Krombein, K. V. (ed.) Hymenoptera of America north of Mexico. Synoptic catalogue. First supplement. U. S. Dep. Agric. Agric. Monogr. 2(suppl. 1):1-305. (page 141, see also)