Formica contracta

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Formica contracta
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Ponera coarctata)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Ponera
Species: Formica contracta
Latreille, 1802

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


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

  • contracta. Formica contracta Latreille, 1802c: 195, pl. 7, fig. 40 (w.q.) LUXEMBOURG. [Unnecessary replacement name for coarctata Latreille, 1802b: 65.] Junior synonym of coarctata: Roger, 1863b: 16.