Liomyrmex aurianus

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Liomyrmex aurianus
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Liomyrmex gestroi)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Liomyrmex
Species: Liomyrmex aurianus
Emery, 1889

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


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

  • aurianus. Liomyrmex aurianus Emery, 1889b: 504 (w.) MYANMAR. Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1955c: 128 (l.). Senior synonym of butteli: Forel, 1913k: 26. Junior synonym of gestroi: Rigato & Bolton, 2001: 245. See also: Wheeler, W.M. 1914c: 75.


  • Baltazar, C. R. 1966. A catalogue of Philippine Hymenoptera (with a bibliography, 1758-1963). Pac. Insects Monogr. 8: 1-488 (page 258, listed)
  • Emery, C. 1889c. Formiche di Birmania e del Tenasserim raccolte da Leonardo Fea (1885-87). [part]. Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. 27[=(2)(7): 485-512 (page 504, worker described)
  • Forel, A. 1913l. Wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse einer Forschungsreise nach Ostindien ausgeführt im Auftrage der Kgl. Preuss. Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin von H. v. Buttel-Reepen. II. Ameisen aus Sumatra, Java, Malacca und Ceylon. Gesammelt von Herrn Prof. Dr. v. Zool. Jahrb. Abt. Syst. Geogr. Biol. Tiere 36: 1-148 (page 26, Senior synonym of butteli)
  • Rigato, F.; Bolton, B. 2001. The ant genus Liomyrmex: a review (Hymenoptera Formicidae). Boll. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 133: 247-256 (page 245, Junior synonym of gestroi)
  • Wheeler, G. C.; Wheeler, J. 1955c. The ant larvae of the myrmicine tribe Solenopsidini. Am. Midl. Nat. 54: 119-141 (page 128, larva described)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1914d. Note on the habits of Liomyrmex. Psyche (Camb.) 21: 75-76 (page 75, see also)