Amblyopone laevidens

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Amblyopone laevidens
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Amblyopone australis)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Amblyoponinae
Tribe: Amblyoponini
Genus: Amblyopone
Species: Amblyopone laevidens
Emery, 1887

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

Nomenclature

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

  • laevidens. Amblyopone laevidens Emery, 1887b: 447 (w.) NEW GUINEA. Subspecies of australis: Wheeler, W.M. 1927c: 12. Junior synonym of australis: Wilson, 1958a: 142.

References

  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 62, catalogue)
  • Emery, C. 1887f. 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): 433-448 (page 447, worker described)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1927c. Ants of the genus Amblyopone Erichson. Proc. Am. Acad. Arts Sci. 62: 1-29 (page 12, Subspecies of australis)
  • Wilson, E. O. 1958c. Studies on the ant fauna of Melanesia. I. The tribe Leptogenyini. II. The tribes Amblyoponini and Platythyreini. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 118: 101-153 (page 142, Junior synonym of australis)