Formica cuneata

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Formica cuneata
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Camponotus sericeiventris)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: Formica cuneata
Perty, 1833

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


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

  • cuneata. Formica cuneata Perty, 1833: 134, pl. 27, fig. 1 (w.) BRAZIL. Junior synonym of sericeiventris: Smith, F. 1858b: 46.

Taxonomic Notes

Bolton (unpublished): All the synonymising authors give sericeiventris as the senior synonym, but cuneata properly had priority. Authors before Dalla Torre, 1893, gave no publication date for sericeiventris, but Dalla Torre incorrectly dated it as 1830, and this incorrect date was copied by all the later synonymising authors. Kempf, 1972a: 48, was the first to provide the correct publication date for sericeiventris (1838), by which time cuneata had become a nomen oblitum.