Forelius grandis

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Forelius grandis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dolichoderinae
Genus: Forelius
Species: F. grandis
Binomial name
Forelius grandis
Forel, 1912

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Argentina (type locality).

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.

  • grandis. Forelius chalybaeus r. grandis Forel, 1912h: 46 (w.) ARGENTINA. Forel, 1914d: 285 (q.m.). Raised to species: Kusnezov, 1954b: 37; Kusnezov, 1957b: 18 (in key). [Santschi, 1916e: 393 erroneously refers to this taxon as major.] Senior synonym of debenedettii and material of the unavailable names basalis, symbiotica referred here: Cuezzo, 2000: 242.
  • debenedettii. Forelius chalybaeus st. debenedettii Santschi, 1919f: 53 (w.) ARGENTINA. Subspecies of grandis: Kempf, 1972a: 109. Junior synonym of grandis: Cuezzo, 2000: 242.



  • Cuezzo, F. 2000. Revisión del género Forelius (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Dolichoderinae). Sociobiology 35: 197-275 (page 242, Senior synonym of debenedettii and material of the unavailable names basalis and symbiotica referred here)
  • Forel, A. 1912i. Formicides néotropiques. Part V. 4me sous-famille Dolichoderinae Forel. Mém. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 20: 33-58 (page 46, worker described)
  • Forel, A. 1914d. Formicides d'Afrique et d'Amérique nouveaux ou peu connus. Bull. Soc. Vaudoise Sci. Nat. 50: 211-288 (page 285, queen, male described)
  • Kusnezov, N. 1954b. Phyletische Bedeutung der Maxillar- und Labialtaster der Ameisen. Zool. Anz. 153: 28-38 (page 37, Raised to species)
  • Kusnezov, N. 1957e. Nuevas especies de hormigas (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Rev. Soc. Urug. Entomol. 2: 7-18 (page 18, Raised to species (in key))