Formica quadridens Fabricius

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Formica quadridens
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Ectatomma brunneum)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ectatomminae
Tribe: Ectatommini
Genus: Ectatomma
Species: Formica quadridens
Fabricius, 1793

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


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

  • quadridens. Formica quadridens Fabricius, 1793: 362 (w.) FRENCH GUIANA. [Junior primary homonym of Formica quadridens De Geer, 1773: 609 (now in Cephalotes).] Junior synonym and hence first available replacement name: Ectatomma brunnea Smith, F. 1858b: 103; designated by Bolton, 1995b: 187. Mann, 1916: 405 (m.); Santschi, 1921g: 83 (q.); Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1952a: 131 (l.). Combination in Ectatomma: Mayr, 1862: 732. Senior synonym of brunnea: Roger, 1860: 307.