Aphaenogaster testaceopilosum nitida

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Aphaenogaster testaceopilosum nitida
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Aphaenogaster spinosa)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Stenammini
Genus: Aphaenogaster
Species: Aphaenogaster testaceopilosum nitida
Krausse, 1912

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


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

  • nitida. Aphaenogaster testaceopilosa var. nitida Krausse, 1912b: 163 (w.) ITALY. [First available use of Stenamma (Aphaenogaster) testaceopilosum subsp. spinosum var. nitidum Emery, 1895b: 70; unavailable name.] Subspecies of testaceopilosa: Finzi, 1924a: 13; of spinosa: Bondroit, 1918: 162; Santschi, 1933c: 390. Junior synonym of spinosa: Baroni Urbani, 1971d: 1039; Casevitz-Weulersse, 1990a: 152.