Temnothorax leviceps

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Temnothorax leviceps
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Temnothorax
Species: T. leviceps
Binomial name
Temnothorax leviceps
(Emery, 1898)

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Italy (type locality), Spain.

Distribution based on AntMaps


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

  • leviceps. Leptothorax tuberum var. leviceps Emery, 1898c: 134 (w.) ITALY. Combination in Temnothorax: Bolton, 2003: 271. Subspecies of exilis: Emery, 1916b: 174; Menozzi, 1925d: 27. Junior synonym of exilis: Baroni Urbani, 1971d: 1041. Revived from synonymy and raised to species: Collingwood, 1978: 70. Senior synonym of dichroa: Emery, 1916b: 174.
  • dichroa. Leptothorax exilis var. dichroa Emery, 1916b: 174 (w.) ITALY. [First available use of Leptothorax tuberum subsp. exilis var. dichroa Emery, 1905a: 452; unavailable name.] Junior synonym of leviceps: Emery, 1916b: 174.



  • Baroni Urbani, C. 1971d. Studien zur Ameisenfauna Italiens XI. Die Ameisen des Toskanischen Archipels. Betrachtungen zur Herkunft der Inselfaunen. Rev. Suisse Zool. 7 78: 1037-1067 (page 1041, Junior synonym of exilis)
  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 271, Combination in Temnothorax)
  • Collingwood, C. A. 1978. A provisional list of Iberian Formicidae with a key to the worker caste (Hym. Aculeata). EOS. Rev. Esp. Entomol. 52: 65-95 (page 70, Revived from synonymy, and raised to species)
  • Emery, C. 1898c. Beiträge zur Kenntniss der palaearktischen Ameisen. Öfvers. Fin. Vetensk.-Soc. Förh. 20: 124-151 (page 134, worker described)
  • Emery, C. 1916a [1915]. Fauna entomologica italiana. I. Hymenoptera.-Formicidae. Bull. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 47: 79-275 (page 174, Variety of exilis)
  • Emery, C. 1916a [1915]. Fauna entomologica italiana. I. Hymenoptera.-Formicidae. Bull. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 47: 79-275 (page 174, Senior synonym of dichroa)
  • Menozzi, C. 1925d [1924]. Res mutinenses. Formicidae (Hymenoptera). Atti Soc. Nat. Mat. Modena 55[=(6)3 3: 22-47 (page 27, Variety of exilis)