Pheidole smithi

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Pheidole smithi
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Pheidole quadrispinosa)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Pheidole
Species: Pheidole smithi
Emery, 1887

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


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

  • smithi. Pheidole smithi Emery, 1887b: 464. [Unnecessary replacement name for quadrispinosa.] Junior synonym of quadrispinosa: Dalla Torre, 1893: 95.


  • Dalla Torre, K. W. von. 1893. Catalogus Hymenopterorum hucusque descriptorum systematicus et synonymicus. Vol. 7. Formicidae (Heterogyna). Leipzig: W. Engelmann, 289 pp. (page 95, junior synonym of quadrispinosa)
  • Emery, C. 1887g. Catalogo delle formiche esistenti nelle collezioni del Museo Civico di Genova. Parte terza. Formiche della regione Indo-Malese e dell'Australia (continuazione e fine). [part]. Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. 25[=(2)(5): 449-464 (page 464, unnecessary replacement name for quadrispinosa; Pheidole)