Forelius breviscapus

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Forelius breviscapus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dolichoderinae
Tribe: Leptomyrmecini
Genus: Forelius
Species: F. breviscapus
Binomial name
Forelius breviscapus
Forel, 1914

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Argentina (type locality).

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

  • breviscapus. Forelius maccooki r. breviscapus Forel, 1914d: 286 (w.) ARGENTINA. [First available use of Forelius maccooki r. fiebrigi var. breviscapa Forel, 1913l: 241; unavailable name.] Raised to species: Santschi, 1922b: 374; Kusnezov, 1957b: 16. Senior synonym of obscurata, instabilis: Cuezzo, 2000: 235.
  • instabilis. Forelius maccooki st. instabilis Santschi, 1920d: 382 (w.q.m.) ARGENTINA. Junior synonym of obscuratus: Santschi, 1922b: 374. Revived from synonymy and raised to species: Kusnezov, 1957b: 16 (in key). Junior synonym of breviscapus: Cuezzo, 2000: 235.
  • obscurata. Forelius breviscapus var. obscurata Santschi, 1922b: 374 (w.q.m.) ARGENTINA. [First available use of Forelius maccooki r. breviscapus var. obscurata Forel, 1914d: 286; unavailable name.] Junior synonym of breviscapus: Cuezzo, 2000: 235.



  • Cuezzo, F. 2000. Revisión del género Forelius (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Dolichoderinae). Sociobiology 35: 197-275 (page 235, Senior synonym of obscurata and instabilis)
  • Forel, A. 1914d. Formicides d'Afrique et d'Amérique nouveaux ou peu connus. Bull. Soc. Vaudoise Sci. Nat. 50: 211-288 (page 286, worker described)
  • Kusnezov, N. 1957e. Nuevas especies de hormigas (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Rev. Soc. Urug. Entomol. 2: 7-18 (page 16, Raised to species)
  • Santschi, F. 1922c. Myrmicines, dolichodérines et autres formicides néotropiques. Bull. Soc. Vaudoise Sci. Nat. 54: 345-378 (page 374, Raised to species)