Wasmannia auropunctata obscura

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Wasmannia auropunctata obscura
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Wasmannia auropunctata)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Wasmannia
Species: Wasmannia auropunctata obscura
Forel, 1912

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


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

  • obscura. Wasmannia auropunctata var. obscura Forel, 1912g: 1 (w.) COLOMBIA. [Wasmannia auropunctata v. obscura Forel, 1908e: 65. Nomen nudum.] Junior synonym of auropunctata: Longino & Fernández, 2007: 276.


  • Forel, A. 1912h. Formicides néotropiques. Part IV. 3me sous-famille Myrmicinae Lep. (suite). Mém. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 20: 1-32 (page 1, worker described)
  • Longino, J.T. & Fernández, F. 2007. Taxonomic review of the genus Wasmannia (pp. 271-289). In Snelling, R.R., Fisher, B.L. & Ward, P.S. (eds). Advances in ant systematics: homage to E.O. Wilson – 50 years of contributions. Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute 80: 690 pp.