Iridomyrmex smithi

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Iridomyrmex smithi
Scientific classification (junior homonym, replaced by Technomyrmex wheeleri)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dolichoderinae
Genus: Technomyrmex
Species: Iridomyrmex smithi
Wheeler, W.M., 1909

This taxon is a junior homonym and has been replaced by Technomyrmex wheeleri.


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

  • smithi. Iridomyrmex smithi Wheeler, W.M. 1909d: 341 (w.q.) PHILIPPINES. [Junior secondary homonym of Formica smithii Lowne, 1865a: 276 (now in Iridomyrmex).] Replacement name: wheeleri Emery, 1913a: 26.


  • Lowne, B. T. 1865a. Contributions to the natural history of Australian ants. Entomologist 2: 275-280 (page 276, worker described)
  • Mayr, G. 1870b. Neue Formiciden. Verh. K-K. Zool.-Bot. Ges. Wien 20: 939-996 (page 955, Junior synonym of purpureus)
  • Taylor, R. W.; Brown, D. R. 1985. Formicoidea. Zool. Cat. Aust. 2:1- 149: 1-149, 30 (page 102, Junior synonym of purpureus)