Aphaenogaster texana punctithorax

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Aphaenogaster texana punctithorax
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Aphaenogaster picea)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Stenammini
Genus: Aphaenogaster
Species: Aphaenogaster texana punctithorax
Cole, 1938

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

Nomenclature

The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • punctithorax. Aphaenogaster texana subsp. punctithorax Cole, 1938a: 239, fig. 2 (w.) U.S.A.
    • Unidentifiable taxon: Creighton, 1950a: 151.
    • Junior synonym of picea: Smith, M.R. 1951a: 796.
    • Unidentifiable taxon; incertae sedis in Aphaenogaster: Smith, D.R. 1979: 1364.
    • Junior synonym of picea: Smith, 1951c: 796; Mackay & Mackay, 2017: 359.

References

  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 72, catalogue)
  • Cole, A. C., Jr. 1938a. Suggestions concerning taxonomic nomenclature of the hymenopterous family Formicidae, and descriptions of three new ants. Am. Midl. Nat. 19: 236-241 PDF (page 239, fig. 2 worker described)
  • Creighton, W. S. 1950a. The ants of North America. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 104: 1-585 (page 151, unidentifiable)
  • Mackay, W.P., Mackay, E. 2017. The New World Gypsy Ants of the genera Aphaenogaster and Novomessor (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Lambert Academic Publishing, Mauritius. 605 pp.
  • Smith, D. R. 1979. Superfamily Formicoidea. Pp. 1323-1467 in: Krombein, K. V., Hurd, P. D., Smith, D. R., Burks, B. D. (eds.) Catalog of Hymenoptera in America north of Mexico. Volume 2. Apocrita (Aculeata). Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Pr (page 1364, unplaced taxon in Aphaenogaster)
  • Smith, M. R. 1951c. Family Formicidae. Pp. 778-875 in: Muesebeck, C. F., Krombein, K. V., Townes, H. K. (eds.) Hymenoptera of America north of Mexico. Synoptic catalogue. U. S. Dep. Agric. Agric. Monogr. 2:1-1420. (page 796, junior synonym of picea)