Iridomyrmex rufoniger metallescens

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Iridomyrmex rufoniger metallescens
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Iridomyrmex anceps)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dolichoderinae
Genus: Iridomyrmex
Species: Iridomyrmex rufoniger metallescens
Emery, 1893

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

Nomenclature

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

  • metallescens. Iridomyrmex rufoniger var. metallescens Emery, 1893e: 194 (w.) INDONESIA (Ambon I.). Donisthorpe, 1948b: 309 (q.m.). Junior synonym of anceps: Heterick & Shattuck, 2011: 40.

References

  • Donisthorpe, H. 1948b [1947]. A second instalment of the Ross Collection of ants from New Guinea. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 11(14): 297-317 (page 309, queen, male described)
  • Emery, C. 1893g. Formicides de l'Archipel Malais. Rev. Suisse Zool. 1: 187-229 (page 194, worker described)