Aphaenogaster quadrispina wheeleri

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Aphaenogaster quadrispina wheeleri
Scientific classification (junior homonym, replaced by Aphaenogaster perplexa)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Aphaenogaster
Species: Aphaenogaster quadrispina wheeleri
Donisthorpe, 1938

This taxon is a junior homonym and has been replaced by Aphaenogaster perplexa.


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

  • wheeleri. Aphaenogaster (Planimyrma) quadrispina subsp. wheeleri Donisthorpe, 1938b: 31 (w.) NEW GUINEA. [Junior primary homonym of wheeleri Mann, above.] Replacement name: perplexa Smith, M.R. 1961b: 228.


  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 74, catalogue)
  • Smith, M. R. 1961b. A study of New Guinea ants of the genus Aphaenogaster Mayr (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Acta Hymenopterol. 1: 213-238 (page 228, replacement name: perplexa Smith)