Pheidole vinelandica buccalis

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Pheidole vinelandica buccalis
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Pheidole bicarinata)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Pheidole
Species: Pheidole vinelandica buccalis
Wheeler, W.M., 1908

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

Nomenclature

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

  • buccalis. Pheidole vinelandica subsp. buccalis Wheeler, W.M. 1908e: 454 (s.w.q.) U.S.A. Subspecies of bicarinata: Creighton, 1950a: 171. Material of the unavailable name castanea referred here by Creighton, 1950a: 171; of the unavailable name huachucana referred here by Smith, M.R. 1958c: 120. Junior synonym of vinelandica: Gregg, 1959: 18; of bicarinata: Cole, 1956c: 114; Wilson, 2003: 561.

References

  • Cole, A. C., Jr. 1956c. Observations of some members of the genus Pheidole in the southwestern United States with synonymy (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). J. Tenn. Acad. Sci. 31: 112-118 (page 114, junior synonym of bicarinata)
  • Creighton, W. S. 1950a. The ants of North America. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 104: 1-585 (page 171, subspecies of bicarinata)
  • Creighton, W. S. 1950a. The ants of North America. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 104: 1-585 (page 171, material of the unavailable name castanea referred here.)
  • Gregg, R. E. 1959 [1958]. Key to the species of Pheidole (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in the United States. J. N. Y. Entomol. Soc. 66: 7-48 (page 18, junior synonym of vinelandia)
  • Smith, M. R. 1958c. Family Formicidae. Pp. 108-162 in: Krombein, K. V. (ed.) Hymenoptera of America north of Mexico. Synoptic catalogue. First supplement. U. S. Dep. Agric. Agric. Monogr. 2(suppl. 1):1-305. (page 120, material of the unavailable name huachucana referred here.)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1908h. The ants of Texas, New Mexico and Arizona. (Part I.). Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 24: 399-485 (page 454, soldier, worker, queen described)
  • Wilson, E. O. 2003. Pheidole in the New World: A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, [ix] + 794 pp.: 794pp (page 561, Junior synonym of bicarinata)